Electronic Records Archivist

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Created: January 16, 2014


The North Carolina Archives and Records Section, a leader in addressing the challenges of preserving digital information, is seeking an innovative and forward-thinking archivist to further develop standards and best practices for preservation of and access to permanent digital information and records and implementing a Digital Archives. The position works closely with staff in the State Archives, the State Library, state and local government, and other institutions to assist and provide consultation to the same regarding technology with regards to electronic records; assists in testing and evaluating of technology solutions; and works with supervisor to communicate outreach to state and local governments, interpret technical information, and acquire and implement technologies to support functions for digital archiving. This position also assists with facilitation of Digital Preservation Policy development and building publicly accessible digital archives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Must have proven communication, strategic analysis, problem resolution, decision-making, and project planning skills. Must possess the abilities to initiate, cultivate, and sustain effective working relationships with people in varying positions and professional disciplines; actively participate in the digital preservation community of practice, locally and nationally; and effectively communicate program concepts and practices internally and externally. Experience in a digital repository environment or with tools/technologies that facilitate harvesting, collecting, managing, describing, preserving or accessing electronic records preferred. Considerable knowledge of records and information management techniques and practices as well as knowledge of archival theory and practice. Extensive knowledge of historical and current storage methods, preservation and access techniques, and information technology systems.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in history, public history, public administration, or a related social science discipline and one year of archival or records management experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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