The American Heritage Center (AHC) of the University of Wyoming is seeking a
Digital Programs Archivist at the assistant archivist level. The AHC seeks a
creative, articulate, and collaborative professional to manage its electronic
records and mass digitization programs, and provide leadership on various web
tasks. The incumbent reports to the Associate Director of the AHC.
The AHC is a major research archive independent of the University's libraries,
reporting directly to the Provost. The AHC is one of the largest and busiest
modern manuscripts repositories in the U.S. Its archivists have modified
faculty status and are involved in scholarly efforts in various fields. Recent
emphases at the AHC have been on minimal processing and cataloging,
reappraisal, major scanning projects, and pragmatic electronic records
initiatives. In 2010 the Center received SAA's Distinguished Service Award.
The Digital Programs Archivist will continue to evolve the AHC's electronic
records program by developing and executing processes enabling effective and
efficient acquisition, appraisal, ingest, preservation, and management of
born-digital archival collections. This position works closely with a variety
of stakeholders, including Libraries, IT, donors, and other AHC archivists.
The Digital Programs Archivist will manage a very active mass digitization
program, and provide leadership in the creation and delivery of digital
content to meet the needs of the AHC's constituents. This includes
digitization of text, image, audio, and video formats. The archivist may also
assist with ongoing development and maintenance of various AHC websites. The
archivist will be expected to remain current with emerging standards and
professional best practices in digitization and electronic records
administration and be able to manage complex projects, coordinate multiple
activities and tasks, and supervise 2.5 FTE staff as well as various student
Required: Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science, Computer
Science/Systems Management, History, or other allied discipline. Understanding
of modern archival principles and practices, through graduate education or
equivalent experience. Strong knowledge of current electronic records theory
and practice. Strong familiarity with metadata standards, such as MARC, EAD,
Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and PREMIS. Strong familiarity with one or more
markup languages (HTML, XHTML, etc.). Experience using Digital Asset
Management software. Strong familiarity with digitization standards and
workflows. Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to
handle complex analytical and detailed work. Excellent oral and written
communication skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a
complex and rapidly changing environment.
Preferred: Graduate concentration equivalent to the SAA Guidelines for
Archival Graduate Education. Progressively responsible experience with
digitizing content in an archival repository. Demonstrated ability to plan,
coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
Experience obtaining grant funding and managing grant funded projects.
Advanced knowledge of and experience with administrating electronic records
programs in an archival setting. Experience in other common areas of archival
practice, including collection development, archival processing, and outreach.
Salary and Benefits: Salary $45,000. UW's benefit package includes health and
life insurance, retirement funded primarily by the university, and tuition
benefits for employee and their spouse. This position is afforded 22 vacation
days per year plus an additional full week paid leave during the annual Winter
Break campus closure. The position includes time and funds toward professional
development. Detailed information regarding the University of Wyoming, the
AHC, and the benefit package can be found on the web at http://www.uwyo.edu/.
The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of
nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants
for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence
without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national
origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic
information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal
statues or University Regulations. The University of Wyoming is committed to
providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that
goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited
to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor
vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of
the background check.
Application Materials Required:
Application: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a resume/vitae
detailing relevant academic coursework and experience related to this
position, and the names and contact information for three professional
references, by email to [log in to unmask] Review of applications will begin
immediately and this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is
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