Digital Curation Archivist

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Created: December 17, 2013


The part time Digital Curation Archivist for the Healey Library will lead the technical development and curation of digital resources in Archives and Special Collections. The Digital Curation Archivist will also: coordinate with the University Archivist for policy and strategy in reaching department goals for digital curation; serves as technical manager for the department’s online repositories; manage activities to preserve born-digital and digitized materials according to archival best practice, including creating descriptive, structural and administrative metadata and transferring files to secure cloud storage; implement batch processes to add digital objects including photographs and documents and their related metadata to the department’s online repository (CONTENTdm); access, evaluate and measure usage of digital collections and generate regular reports; create collection-specific web pages drawing on data from CONTENTdm via API; set and oversee technical standards for the department’s image, audio and video digitization projects; develop workflows to convert audio and video from legacy formats (betamax, VHS, cassette audio) to digital format; train and direct the work of support staff and students in digitization projects, including application of appropriate metadata schemas; implement workflow to extract metadata from PDF, image and media files and incorporate it as administrative metadata into repository records; and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Master’s degree in digital humanities, computer science or library and information science (MLIS/archival track from accredited institution preferred); or comparable professional experience. Minimum 2 years professional experience working in special collections, digital records management, digital humanities, or comparable educational or research field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of at least two of the following metadata standards: Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, PREMIS;
  • Knowledge of best practices for managing and preserving digital collections;
  • Knowledge of current data management issues and trends;
  • Demonstrated presentation and project management experience;
  • Proficient in Microsoft products including Access;
  • Demonstrated experience with XML, XSLT, CSS and using published APIs;
  • Demonstrated experience creating, converting and preserving a wide range of file formats (e.g. JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, MPEG, AVI, MOV, PDF/A);
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and successfully complete projects;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate across diverse populations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially in a team setting;
  • Organized, able to juggle multiple tasks.

Additional Information:
UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

Application Instructions:
Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.
Professional. Union. Benefited.
Part time, 50% time. Grade 30.
Normal Hiring Range: $21,107-$23,086.
State funded.
Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.
Closing date for applications: January 16, 2014

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