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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position NumberFP529WRole Code TitleProf/Lecturer/11-12MthPosition TitleDigital ArchivistPosition SummaryWilliam & Mary invites qualified applicants for the position of Digital Archivist. Reporting to the Director of the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), the Digital Archivist will lead efforts to acquire, preserve, and provide access to born-digital and digitized archival and special collections materials. In partnership with the Head of Digital Services and other members of the William & Mary Libraries’ Digital Services Advisory Group, the Digital Archivist will be part of digital program development, including providing vision and support for SCRC’s online presence and collection management system and William & Mary Libraries’ digital archive. The Digital Archivist will collaborate with library and campus partners to develop a comprehensive digital preservation plan for William & Mary and provide leadership in assessing preservation and access needs for digital content. The successful candidate will coordinate the transfer of digital materials from a variety of current and legacy media formats such as tape, floppy disks, CDs, and hard drives, and will implement mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, preservation and access of this material. He/she will work closely with the University Archivist to develop processes for the routine acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials created by William & Mary, including email, websites, social media, and other electronic records. The Digital Archivist will arrange and describe archives and manuscript collections in both paper and digital format. Supervision of students, volunteers, and interns is required. Regular reference shifts and desk coverage and assistance with special collections instruction is required.

Required Qualifications•Master’s degree in Library Science, Archival Science, or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or its foreign equivalent) with an emphasis in archives and technology, or a graduate degree with relevant experience in archives and technology.
•Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
•Demonstrated knowledge of digital archives and digital curation practices.
•Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices.

Preferred Qualifications•Knowledge of archival management systems, such as ArchivesSpace.
•Familiar with digital archiving tools and protocols, such as BitCurator, BagIt, Tar, writeblockers, and the Wayback Machine.
•Familiar with digital repository systems and exhibition software including DSpace, Islandora, Omeka, and MediaWiki.
•Awareness of preservation repository systems and services such as, Archive-It, Archivematica, LOCKSS, DuraSpace, and APTrust.
•Fluency in Spanish is a plus for the Cuban Film Project.

Advertised Pay RangeAnticipate hiring range is $50,000-$70,000, commensurate with experienceDepartment361000 Swem Library OperatingLocationWilliam & MaryUniversity Salary Range

U10Job Open Date11/21/2019Review Begin DateJob Close Date01/10/2020Open Until FilledNoEmployment CategoryProfessional FTPosition Term12-MonthSpecial Application InstructionsConditions of Employment:This position may require additional hours beyond the typical work week schedule, to include occasional overnight and weekend and holiday work as needed to meet the business needs of the operation.

EEO StatementWilliam & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.

Background Check StatementWilliam & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental QuestionRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * Please include a paragraph response on how you would promote and enhance diversity and inclusion as part of our libraries. (Open Ended Question)

Supplemental DocumentsRequired Documents
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter

Optional Documents
- Other Doc
- Other 2

  • access
  • ms project
  • social media
  • software
  • spanish