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Job: Assistant Digital Archivist at Rockefeller Archive Center

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**Overview:**  
The Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) seeks a forward thinking and data savvy

metadata expert to join the RAC in the position of an Assistant Digital
Archivist. This

person will not only be intimately familiar with the principles of archival
description but

also have experience creating original description for a diverse range of
digital materials.

The candidate will provide expertise to support the analysis, selection, and

implementation of metadata schemas appropriate to the cataloging and discovery

platforms at the RAC. Reporting to the Assistant Director- Head of Digital
Programs, the

successful candidate will collaborate with archivists throughout the RAC,
providing

training and supervision as assigned.

The candidate will be expected to explore software tools and applications of
different

technologies for cataloging and metadata production and maintenance; identify,

implement, and test applications that will help automate or improve the
efficiency and

productivity of RAC's operations, especially those related to scanning and
digital

duplication; manage documentation and promote knowledge transfer and training
for

descriptive and digitization practices at the RAC; maintain knowledge of and
participate

in national and international developments in metadata standards, cataloging,

bibliographic and authority control; and participate in professional
development activities.

  
**Required minimum qualifications:**  
• ALA accredited MLIS or Masters in Information Science or Archival Science.

• Familiarity with the Archivists' Toolkit.

• Experience managing scanning and digital digitization workflows.

• Knowledge of cataloging and metadata schema, including EAD, EAC-CPF,

Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS, MARCXML, TEI, RDA, and other

emerging data standards such as linked data and semantic web development

and technologies.

• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects while developing and

documenting workflows and meeting deadlines.

• Experience creating, reviewing, editing and bulk loading metadata or content
for

digital collections.

• Experience working independently and collaboratively.

• Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of content description.

• Experience with XML editors and performing XSLT transformations.

• Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.

• Demonstrated problem solving skills and flexibility.

• Excellent oral and written skills.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

  
**Preferred Qualifications:**  
• Proficient computer skills and experience with various operating systems,

including Windows, Mac, Linux, or Unix.

• Two or more years of experience working in archival and library settings.

• Experience performing data migration and transformation between systems and

metadata standards, as well as converting analog description into structured

digital metadata.

• Experience providing training and metadata expertise to staff.

• Experience administering content discovery systems such as XTF and Omeka.

• Knowledge of database structure and SQL query languages.

• Knowledge of search platforms, including Apache Solr.

• Knowledge of and experience using scripting languages, such as Python, Java

and PHP.

  
**About Us:**  
The Rockefeller Archive Center is a repository of historic documents in a wide
variety of

media and a research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the
diverse

domains shaped by philanthropy. It was established in 1974 to assemble,
preserve, and

make accessible the records of the Rockefeller family and their wide-ranging

philanthropic endeavors (including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller
Brothers

Fund and Rockefeller University). Today, the Center's growing holdings include

materials from numerous non-Rockefeller foundations and nonprofit
organizations,

making it a premier center for research on philanthropy and civil society. It
is also a

major repository for the personal papers of leaders of the philanthropic
community,

Nobel Prize laureates, and world-renowned investigators in science and
medicine.

Through the scholars it serves and the broader community it reaches with its

publications, workshops, and symposia, the Archive Center is a vital resource
for

research and public dialogue on the contributions of philanthropy to the well-
being of

people throughout the world.

  
Please submit letter of interest along with resume via email or mail to:

  
Rockefeller Archive Center

15 Dayton Avenue

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

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