The Digital Archivist is responsible for evaluating, acquiring, arranging, describing and providing access to electronic records of the South Dakota State Historical Society-State Archives. Duties include: the development of policies and procedures for electronic records; selecting and transfering electronic records from private donors and state agencies to the archives; preparing and ingesting electronic records into a digital repository; providing reference services for electronic records; and improving access to digital collections. The Digital Archivist also maintains statistics and reports to the State Archivist.
In the absence of the Archives Associate, the Digital Archivist will train, supervise and inspect the work of inmate workers. To include assigning tasks, training them on equipment operation, training on data projects to meet standards, overseeing and quality control of the work for accuracy, and preparing inmate reports and payroll. Establish workflows and general direction as necessary.
Master’s degree from an ALA accredited university in Library and Information Science or the equivalent, with successful completion of relevant coursework in electronic records and digital preservation.
The Ideal Candidate will have:
Two years of experience working with born-digital records in an archives.
Knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, etc.
Working knowledge of archival and/or digital content management systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist’s Toolkit and CONTENTdm.
Project management experience.
Experience with arrangement and description of archival materials.
Additional Salary Information: The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus/workbenefits.aspx
About South Dakota State Historical Society-State Archives
The South Dakota State Archives is one of the divisions within the South Dakota State Historical Society, which is located in Pierre, South Dakota. The archives collect and make accessible the historical records of state government, organizations, and private collections that document the rich heritage of the state.