The Archivist will develop, implement, and execute processes enabling effective acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation, access to and security of born-digital and hybrid archival collections acquired by Special Collections. Works as assigned at the Special Collections service desk, providing reference assistance for all areas of Special Collections; contributes to and participates in giving instruction, presentations, and tours. Participates fully in Saturday service desk rotations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Develop, implement, and execute processes enabling effective appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, storage, access to, and preservation of born-digital materials, analog materials converted to digital formats, and hybrid collections acquired by Special Collections. Lead exploration, evaluation, and implementation of methods, tools, and systems related to the preservation of born-digital content including digital forensic methods, digital preservation systems, and hardware used to transfer data from physical media. Develop strategies and resources to preserve and provide access to new and/or complex data types. Investigate, develop, and implement policies and procedures for digital preservation. 2. Participate in planning for Libraries and University digital preservation. Works as assigned at service desk providing reference assistance for all areas of Special Collections. Conducts bibliographic instruction and outreach to faculty, students, and community groups. 3. Performs other duties assigned.
Required Qualifications • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in archival studies, history, or other closely related field with a concentration in archival management and theory. • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. • Computer literate and technologically adept. • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. • Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in archival studies, history, or other closely related field with a concentration in archival management and theory. • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. • Computer literate and technologically adept. • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. • Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management. • Two years of relevant professional experience as a digital archivist in a special collections or archives, preferably in an academic setting. • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing new digital repository systems, including policies, standards, and procedures for stewardship of digital materials in an archival or special collections setting. • Knowledge of strategies, including digital forensics, and technology developed or adopted by the archival community for managing born-digital archival and manuscript material. • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice; and work experience with digital preservation systems and tools (e.g. Archivematica, Preservica, or Bitcurator). • Knowledge of linked data/semantic web publishing. • Knowledge of legal restrictions to access to data (DMCA, FERPA), and understanding of copyright and open access. • Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists. • Experience creating archival description in MARC and EAD using DACS; experience using Dublin Core for item-level description; familiarity with or aptitude and willingness to implement other metadata standards such as METS, RDF, and PREMIS • Experience working with web archiving (Archive-It). • Experience working with XML and/or HTML. • Experience working with archival collection management systems such as ArchiveSpace or Archon. • Experience in working in an active university records management program. • Knowledge of data issues in the research-knowledge creation lifecycle. • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Project planning and management skills • Leadership skills • Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff • Time management skills • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. • Customer service skills • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills • Ability to pay attention to detail • Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations • Ability to follow through on projects • Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions • Collaboration and coordination skills • Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking
Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major. Please apply to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/5492
EEO Statement UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience
Internal Number: S00699P
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