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Project Manager Quality

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
August 29, 2018

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Damian A. Schaab



A skilled project manager with years of experience as an archivist, writer and document specialist, I thrive in a culture where passion, inspiration and diligence intersect. I hope to connect with a forward-thinking entity that can benefit from my diverse background and drive to excel.


SQM Coordinator: Perrigo Company, Minneapolis, MN (2015-current)

Provide Quality Assurance and support for audits of externally manufactured goods.

Direct communications within the realm of Supplier Quality Management (SQM).

Provide risk analysis and mitigation strategies for business to business relationships.

Improve metrics and cataloguing systems to aid informational efficiency and efficacy.

Compliance Specialist: Kaskaid Hospitality, Minneapolis, MN (2013-2015)

Management of internal and external safety and security protocols across multiple locations.

Implemented safety and security protocols for customers and patrons.

Ensured staff and patron interactions compliance within state and municipal guidelines.

Drove process improvements to enhance customer relations and quality of care.

Project Manager: Chicago Public Media (WBEZ) Chicago, IL (2012)

Managed teams of specialists to design and implement multiple radio broadcast projects.

Oversaw the migration of digital records via the Digital Archive Initiative.

Maintained all internal and external communications for driving product solutions.

Managed stakeholder expectations for all phases of the project lifecycle.

Conducted research initiatives for CMS for integration into the WBEZ workflow.

Writer / Editor (syndicated):, Sirius/XM Radio (2010-2012)

Prepared and edited original sports content for web publishing and radio broadcasting.

Created, edited, and submitted articles for syndication, including Sports Illustrated.

On-Air Contributor to Sirius/XM original sports programming.

Project Manager / Director: Passionist Provincial Archives, Chicago, IL (2001-2010)

Managed a wide array of archival projects from planning through implementation.

Supervised staff in ensuring quality control of a large multi-media records collection.

Developed and implemented a revised cataloging system for all records.

Managed archives departmental staffing, including budget, schedules, and payroll.

Realigned business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements.

Archival Associate: Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Chicago, IL (1999-2000)

Provided archival retrieval services for Illinois State Archives patrons and staff.

Reviewed and ensured quality control of documents, records, and artifacts.

Coordinated history tutorials and archival tours for archival patrons and guests.

Assisted in the creation of the Illinois Statewide Marriage Records Index.

Research Assistant: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1997)

Conducted extensive original research for faculty in the History Department.

Prepared academic papers and presentation materials for research conferences.

Provided archival search and reference services for colleagues and faculty.


Project Management Certificate, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Master of Arts, History, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts, American History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Software / Applications / Certifications: Archivist Toolkit, CollectiveAccess, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Excel (certified), Microsoft Project (certified), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Past Perfect, SAP, SharePoint, TabFusion, TrackWise, WordPress, Yellow Belt (certification).


Chicago Area Archivists (CAA), Chicago, IL

Chicago Area Religious Archives (CARA), Chicago, IL

Guild of American Papercutters, National, US

Midwest Archives Conference, Regional, US

Society of American Archivists, National

Society of American Baseball Research, National


Art Instructor, Chicago Math and Science Academy, Chicago, IL (2007-2013)

Art Instructor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (2003-2013)

Playologist, Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul, MN (current)

Volunteer, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN (current)

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