The Special Collections of Washington University Libraries in St. Louis is
seeking a collaborative, flexible, and detail and service-oriented individual
to serve as Digital Archivist in University Archives. University Archives is
comprised of more than 300 unique collections. Chronicling the history of
Washington University from 1853 to today, and containing numerous collections
related to St. Louis history, University Archives is a wealth of primary
sources and other historical materials that include manuscripts, photographic
prints and negatives, books, film, sound recordings, microfilm, architectural
plans, and artifacts. The Special Collections Department is
made up of five units (Film and Media Archive, Manuscripts, Modern Graphic
History Library, Rare Books, and University Archives). The URL for the
department web site is: http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec
Responsibilities: The Digital Archivist will assume management
responsibilities in the area of archival processing of material regardless of
format, including oversight and participation in the arrangement, description,
and preparation of finding aids. The Archivist will lead the archives' digital
initiatives and develop strategies for the management of digital assets;
responsibilities include digitization, creation of metadata, and providing
access as well as working with other library and university staff on long-term
preservation and maintenance of digital materials. This position will provide
some references services and assistance with archive outreach activities.
Education qualifications: Master's degree, preferably in history or social
sciences, or MLS required. Academy of Certified Archivist certification
Experience: Previous archival education/experience required. Knowledge of
archival standards, theory, and practice required. Experience with archival
processing required. Knowledge of creation and preservation of digital assets
required. Familiarity with XML and current and emerging cataloging and
metadata standards is preferred (EAD, MODS). Evidence of written and oral
communication skills required.
Washington University Libraries includes the John M. Olin Library and twelve
school and departmental libraries and holds over four million
volumes. For information about the University and the
Libraries please visit: http://www.wustl.edu; http://library.wustl.edu.
Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Comprehensive benefits package including several retirement plan options.
Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.wustl.edu. Reference job
#25460. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University
is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages
applications from, and nominations of, women and minority candidates.
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