The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research
libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate
students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings
include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million
non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.
The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300
professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9
specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.The Digital Archivist will work
at the Princeton University Library's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a
unit of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. This library
houses the Princeton University Archives (current holdings of approximately
15,000 cubic feet) as well as a major collection of 20th-century public policy
papers (current holdings of approximately 20,000 cubic feet).Major
ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Assistant University Archivist for Technical
Services, the Digital Archivist is dedicated to the processing, description,
and preservation of University records in both digital and analog form. The
Digital Archivist's primary focus will be to participate in the continued
development and evolution of an electronic records program at the Mudd
Manuscript Library. This work will include developing, implementing, and
executing processes enabling effective acquisition, appraisal, ingest,
description, preservation, access to and security of born-digital and hybrid
archival collections acquired by the University Archives. The archivist will
be expected to remain current with emerging standards and professional best
practices and be able to manage complex projects. The Digital Archivist will
be integrated into the functions of the Library and the Mudd Library Technical
Services Unit. The position will participate in the archival processing,
accessioning, and reference programs of the Mudd Manuscript Library and
contribute to work relating to development and evaluation of infrastructure
for digital archives, access systems and tools, digitization, and related
technical issues. This position also works with a variety of stakeholders,
including archivists and librarians, developers, IT staff, and donors, and
will supervise the work of student assistants.Nominations and Applications:
Review of applications will begin June 1 and will continue until the position
is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names,
titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only
from the Jobs at Princeton website:

Essential Qualifications: *Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with
a concentration in archives management, or equivalent combination of education
and experience.*Demonstrated knowledge of archives and records management
theory and practice, including experience processing archival records.
*Comprehensive knowledge of electronic records management principles and
practices and digital preservation theory and practice. *Knowledge of
strategies, such as computer forensics, and technology developed or adopted by
the archival community for managing born-digital archival and manuscript
material. *Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description including
DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF, and familiarity with other metadata standards such as
METS and PREMIS.*Excellent supervisory and organizational skills and ability
to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects. *Ability to work both
independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly
changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications: *Two to three years of relevant professional
experience.*Experience implementing policies, standards, and procedures for
stewardship of digital material in an archival or special collections setting.
*Experience with FTK, floppy drive controllers (e.g. Catweasel, Kryoflux),
writeblockers, Sleuth Kit, fiwalk, and emulators.*Experience with XSLT, XQuery
and/or scripting languages (e.g. Ruby, Python). *Experience working in an
active university records program.

Education Required: Other-see essential qualifications

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