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NDSA-ALL  November 2013, Week 4

NDSA-ALL November 2013, Week 4

Subject:

Digital Archivist Position at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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Mark Evans <[log in to unmask]>

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Mark Evans <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:24:06 -0500

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The following position is available at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.



Title:			  Digital Archivist
Reports To:	  Archives Director
Date Needed:	  December 2013
Pay Type:		  Salary, Exempt, Full Time, 35 hours/week
Salary:		  Commensurate with Experience and Education
Benefits:		  Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term
			  Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible Compensation Plan, Paid Time Off, Reserve Time Off and Holiday Pay
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:	   Rosine Building, a non-smoking facility


Responsibilities:
•	The Digital Archivist is responsible for the MFAH Archives digitization program of textual, photographic, architectural, and audio-visual materials
•	The Digital Archivist serves on the Electronic Record Archive implementation team
•	Oversees digitization of archival materials, creates and color-corrects sub-masters, and creates access copies 
•	Primarily responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of legacy equipment. 
•	Responsible for description of a/v collection 
•	Responsible for the exportation of data from collection management system. 
•	Will assist with migration of EAD finding aids
•	Assists with the accessioning, arrangement and description of the MFAH’s institutional records and manuscript collections in electronic form
•	Monitors digitization and ingestion workflows
•	Keeps abreast of best practices and standards
•	Provides training to staff and volunteer 
•	Provides reference service to professional staff and scholarly public

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
•	Knowledge of image technical metadata required
•	Knowledge of a/v wrappers and codecs required
•	Strong command of archival theory and best practices required
•	Demonstrated knowledge of principles of content description
•	Demonstrated familiarity with MARC, EAD and DACS required
•	Demonstrated familiarity with OAIS Reference model and TRAC principles required
•	Significant knowledge of ingestion and preservation tools for born-digital records, specifically disk imaging tools, write blockers, file format authenticators, metadata extractors, and checksum generators
•	Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data
•	Ability to work independently and collaboratively
•	Ability to think creatively required
•	Familiarity with PREMIS
•	Knowledge of emerging standards such as linked data and semantic web development, specifically FAST, highly desirable
•	Familiarity with RDA, EAC-CPF and METS preferred


Education and Experience:  
•	Masters in Archival Studies, Library and Info Science, History or equivalent degree required
•	Two or more years of professional archival experience with similar duties required
•	Experience overseeing digitization and volunteer projects strongly preferred 
•	Experience writing documentation and conducting presentations and training strongly preferred
•	Experience validating EAD finding aids strongly preferred
•	Experience with born-digital records archiving and trustworthy digital repository strongly preferred 
•	Experience with developing, utilizing and documenting workflows strongly preferred
•	Experience acquiring and maintaining legacy equipment for accessing obsolete a/v and digital formats strongly preferred
•	Art history background strongly preferred. Experience in museum setting highly desirable.  
•	DAS coursework highly desirable
•	Experience providing reference service and processing records preferred
•	ACA certification preferred

How to Apply:  
Send resume to Human Resources, Job 14-053ARC, P.O. Box 6826, Houston TX 77265-6826; 
Fax 713-639-7597 or email: [log in to unmask] or apply at http://mfah.org/about/careers


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