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