The New School Archives and Special Collections seeks an enthusiastic, committed Assistant Director for Digital Archives (ADDA) to plan, set policy, implement, and manage systems and workflows for accessioning, appraising, processing, preserving, and facilitating access to our digital collections.
In this permanent, full-time position reporting to the director of the Archives, the ADDA will become a core member of a small team of archivists, contributing to many aspects of the unit’s processing and reference activities. Specifically, the ADDA will lead efforts to develop and evaluate tools to support the digital archives infrastructure, establishing policies and procedures, and implementing systems and workflows. Supervising a digital archives production assistant as well as student assistants and interns, the ADDA will be expected to work with a cross-section of technical and non-technical staff, including archivists and librarians, faculty and students, administrators, developers, IT staff and donors. The ADDA must be eager to leap fearlessly yet deliberately into learning and adopting new technologies in a supportive, largely self-guided environment.
The successful candidate will have experience in processing digitized and born digital archival materials, with a demonstrated understanding of archival arrangement and description and the application of archival principles in a digital environment. The ADDA will be expected to remain current with emerging standards and professional best practices and their real-world application.
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