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
person will not only be intimately familiar with the principles of archival
also have experience creating original description for a diverse range of
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
successful candidate will collaborate with archivists throughout the RAC,
training and supervision as assigned.
The candidate will be expected to explore software tools and applications of
technologies for cataloging and metadata production and maintenance; identify,
implement, and test applications that will help automate or improve the
productivity of RAC's operations, especially those related to scanning and
duplication; manage documentation and promote knowledge transfer and training
descriptive and digitization practices at the RAC; maintain knowledge of and
in national and international developments in metadata standards, cataloging,
bibliographic and authority control; and participate in professional
**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
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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
The Rockefeller Archive Center is a repository of historic documents in a wide
media and a research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the
domains shaped by philanthropy. It was established in 1974 to assemble,
make accessible the records of the Rockefeller family and their wide-ranging
philanthropic endeavors (including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller
Fund and Rockefeller University). Today, the Center's growing holdings include
materials from numerous non-Rockefeller foundations and nonprofit
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
Nobel Prize laureates, and world-renowned investigators in science and
Through the scholars it serves and the broader community it reaches with its
publications, workshops, and symposia, the Archive Center is a vital resource
research and public dialogue on the contributions of philanthropy to the well-
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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No phone calls please.
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