The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries invites applications for a Digital Archivist. This newly created position preserves and makes accessible a wide-range of historically significant digital materials found in the many small and large manuscript collections and University records. Preeminent among the collections and an early priority for this position is the sizeable digital component of the Senator Harry Reid Papers. The incumbent will work closely with the Harry Reid Archivist in processing this collection.
The Digital Archivist provides leadership and strategic planning for the development and evaluation of infrastructure for digital archives, access systems and tools, digitization, and relating technical issues. They also provide hands-on management of digital content among our archival holdings and oversees the long-term preservation, organization, and distribution of the Libraries’ digitized and born-digital archival content. The position provides expertise and leadership and manages physical intake, stabilization, processing, and handling of unique digital research collections. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Knowledge Access Services.
The preferred candidate will be an experienced archivist, with strong technical skills and understanding of current standards and best practices including descriptive, structural and preservation metadata standards (such as EAD, DACS, METS and PREMIS), collection management systems (such as ArchivesSpace or Archivist Toolkit), digital preservation systems (such as Archivematica or Preservica), and digital curation tools (such as Bit Curator.) Candidates should have a demonstrated knowledge of concepts for digital preservation including digital forensics, digital preservation lifecycles, and providing access to born digital collections (including methods for mitigating risks from protected classes of information in born digital collections). Progress towards Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate from the Society of American Archivists is preferred.
Salary: Up to $80,000 DOE. This is a full-time administrative faculty position, with continuing appointment. Benefits: Competitive benefits package including 24 vacation days per year and tuition benefits for self and dependents. No state income tax.
About us: The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant university and major research institution in the state with a student body of 22,000. The University Libraries include the main library in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library. The Mathewson-IGTKnowledge Center is a campus showpiece, providing high-tech research, presentation and computing spaces, and inviting study areas. The DeLaMare Library is housed in one of the oldest buildings on campus, on the National Register of Historic Places. Together, the Libraries combine traditional library services and unique primary research materials with dynamic collaboration and active learning spaces to meet the needs of university faculty and students. Instructional design, media production, and maker spaces are part of the library organization and we are proud to offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals and technologies in these specialties.
Reno is a metropolitan area of over 400,000 situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Reno offers a favorable quality of life recognized by numerous national sources. Residents and visitors enjoy an array of cultural activities and major festivals and events. It is an outdoor mecca, located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe and offering abundant summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.
For more information and to apply go to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25561 Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references. The application deadline is October 2, 2017.
EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Newly hired faculty must have an official transcript of their highest degree sent by the degree granting institution(s) directly to University of Nevada, Reno Human Resources within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. References will be verified for finalists in the application process. Incumbent will be required to pass a background check.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and four years of related work experience, including at least one year working with large-scale digital archiving and materials preservation; or a Master’s degree and two years of related work experience, including at least one year working with large-scale digital archiving and materials preservation.
The University of Nevada, Reno was constitutionally established in 1874 as Nevada's land grant university. In that historical role, the University has emerged as a nationally and internationally recognized, comprehensive, doctoral-granting institution of higher education. The campus is recognized as a National Tier 1 University by U.S. News & World Report. The University’s continued ranking in t...he top-tier is a statement about the students we attract, the graduates we produce, the quality of our faculty and their world-improving research and creativity.
Within the University Libraries, the Special Collections and University Archives Department develops and maintains a number of important subject collections. These specialized collections support research on the history of Nevada and the Great basin region (the Nevada Collection, Great Basin Indian Collection, Nevada Women’s Archives, Nevada Fiction) and other areas of research interest (Women in the West Collection, and the Book Arts Collection), as well as materials relating to the history of the campus. The Special Collections Department contains items that cannot be shelved with the library’s general collections because of their value, fragility or format, or because they are part of specialized subject collections. These include rare and valuable books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, multimedia items and university records.