Archivist for Tech Services & Digital Initiatives
Tulane University
New Orleans

Oversees and coordinates the technical management of archival collections and
special collections print materials in the Newcomb Archives. These functions
include supervising processing work done by student workers and volunteers,
determining workflow schedules for processing collections and cataloging print
materials, assisting the Head of Archives and Special Collections with the
management of incoming accessions, overseeing the physical storage,
intellectual organization, and long-term preservation of collections, and
overseeing maintenance of the collections database. The Archivist also
initiates and supervises digitization projects to enhance and preserve access
to collections and works collaboratively across University departments to
facilitate storage of and access to digitized materials. The Archivist works
with the Head of Archives and Special Collections and the staff of NCI to
coordinate activities that promote the use and accessibility of collections.

Minimum Education and Work Experience:

1. Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited program with an
emphasis in archives and records management, or an advanced degree in a
related field

2. Minimum two years of related work experience

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of current issues and trends in archives and special collections

2. Knowledge of current principles and practices of archival processing and
description standards, such as DACS and EAD

3. Familiarity with current metadata description standards and structural
formats, such as MODS, METS, and XML/XSL

4. Experience working with an archival content management system, such as
Archivists' Toolkit, Archon, or ArchivesSpace

5. Strong technical and computer skills

6. Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills

7. Ability to thrive and adapt in a highly collaborative environment

8. Commitment to facilitating broad access to archival collections

9. Ability to lift 40 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Supervisory experience

2. Experience working with ArchivesSpace

3. Experience cataloging print items using a cataloging utility such as OCLC
in an integrated library system environment

4. Familiarity with electronic records management issues

5. Familiarity with XSLT, Xquery, or other scripting languages relevant to the
modification of descriptive data

6. Knowledge of and interest in women's history and/or gender and sexuality

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