The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic applicants for the position of Digital Archivist.  Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, this position ensures the long-term preservation of born-digital materials, facilitates the digitization of Library materials, and provides access to digital holdings.

In strong collaboration with Library Systems, the University Archivist and Manuscripts Curator, the Digital Archivist will develop processes, procedures, and specifications for collecting, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records and hybrid collections; investigate, plan, and manage format conversions and migrations; plan, coordinate, and implement workflows for digital content creation, including quality control procedures, prioritization of production to develop high levels of productivity; provide training in processes and specifications for digital collection creation; coordinate and supervise special projects; and collaborate with the Web developer and other staff for online exhibits and other discovery tools, including social media services.


Minimum qualifications for the position include a Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences or a Master’s degree in Archival Science or equivalent advanced degree. Successful candidates are expected to have knowledge of appropriate digital library technologies and related best practices for digital object creation, at least one year of experience in digital preservation or information management, digitizing and working with digital content, and implementing and maintaining digital content management systems.  Candidates are also expected to have progressively responsible experience with the concepts and software/hardware applications used in managing and presenting digital information.


Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated knowledge of the creation and use of digital objects, experience in curating digital content in an archival repository, large-scale digitization in an academic environment, experience with metadata extraction, transformation, and repurposing, and the ability to plan, coordinate and implement effective programs, complex projects and services. 


Salary: $47,412 (flexible, depending on qualifications). This is a full-time A&P, benefits-eligible position.


The John Peace Library is nearing the end of a four-year renovation process informed by fresh thinking on collection management and student intellectual engagement. The libraries are well-integrated into the intellectual life of campus through active partnerships with the Writing Center, Teaching and Learning Center, and Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success.


The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and the third largest institution in the UT System. Serving the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas, UTSA has nearly 31,000 students in 135 degree programs. UTSA Libraries include the John Peace Library on the Main Campus, the Downtown Campus Library, and our Applied Engineering and Technology Library – recognized by the New York Times and USA Today as the nation’s first bookless library on a university campus. UTSA nationally ranks fourth in the number of undergraduate degrees and 12th in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. As a multicultural institution of access and excellence, UTSA aims to be a premier public research university providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.


San Antonio, currently the seventh largest city in the United States, is a charming and colorful metropolis located on the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country. The city is recognized as having one of the most recession-proof economies in the country, contributing to a low cost of living and inexpensive real estate. With its vibrant ethnic traditions, rich history, thriving arts scene, and 300 days of sunshine per year, San Antonio offers an exceptional quality of life. 


Closing Date:  01/22/13


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This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.


UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Mark Shelstad

Head of Special Collections

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries

One UTSA Circle

San Antonio, TX 78249

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