Digital Archivist (S02188P)
Why choose us?
Digital Archivist (S02188P)
University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
Job Location: Texas
Apply By: Open until filled
Date Created: 03-26-2020
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries is seeking a strong, diverse candidate pool for this position. The successful candidate will join a culture of diversity which reduces barriers to learning and the pursuit of knowledge, celebrates the University’s student body diversity, and commits to positively impacts our culture of inclusion in the UTA Libraries. We are an active partner in UTA’s deep engagement with our vibrant megacity. We welcome new colleagues to strengthen our vibrant mix of staff, reflecting our campus commitment to the Principles of Community
Your job with us…
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. Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs. Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel and/or overnight accommodations. Exposure to standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
What you bring…
Requirements: 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. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Two (2) 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 command line and open source tools (FFmpeg, ImageMagick). Knowledge of modern programming language (Python, Ruby). 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:
Ability to innovatively use advanced organizational and project planning skills along with evidence-based decision-making practices to develop and implement effective programs and services, and complete complex projects. Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff. Effective time management skills.
About the University
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.
Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a dynamic community of over 2 million people. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers call the city home, and their stadiums are in the heart of the entertainment district, which includes the Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor theme parks. Arlington is recognized as the entertainment capital of Texas. Arlington is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, which feature internationally renowned cultural and arts districts, restaurants, and a vibrant night scene. The nearby Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport is a major hub with nonstop flights to myriad national and international destinations.
Please submit applications at http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/11982
and include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, transcript, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. This job may close at any time. This is a non-tenure track position.
This position will include non-traditional work hours such as evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the university community.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. The UTA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.
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