Digital Project Archivist

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Created: January 14, 2015


The Bunn Library serves the residential community of the Lawrenceville School, a private co-educational boarding school located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, with 800 students in grade 9-12, over 130 resident faculty and their families, and numerous school staff. The Lawrenceville School’s Stephan Archives houses materials related to the unique history of the school, including yearbooks, newspapers, photographs, sound and video recordings, and documents.  For more information on the Lawrenceville School, please see

Job Description: The Digital Project Archivist is dedicated to the processing, description and preservation of School records in both digital and analog form.  Top priorities include the development of a systematic process for acquisition, appraisal, ingest, description, preservation, provision of access and security of born-digital and hybrid archival collections.  The position would also be responsible for the conversion of existing audio-visual and photograph collections into accessible digital content. This position will work closely with the School Archivist, Archives Assistant, Curator of Decorative Arts, and Head of Technical Services to implement appropriate electronic records best practices, standards and priorities. The candidate will be expected to produce finding aids, MARC catalog records, and other access tools, as well as do work relating to EAD development, digitization, and related technical issues. Other responsibilities include reference service, community outreach, and assistance with student researchers, as well as related duties as needed.

Skill Requirements (Minimum): Two years experience planning and managing a digital archives program with knowledge of current trends, tools, best practices, policy development, and issues associated with electronic records. Experience with electronic records issues, network systems, data storage methods, media, and security. Demonstrated ability to appraise, process, and describe both analog and born digital historical records. Fluency with relevant standards for archival description including DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and MARC, as well as proficient computer literacy skills.  Strong decision-making and project management skills, as well as public service or reference desk experience.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment.  

Skill Preferences (Additional): Working knowledge of software systems such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Drupal, Fedora, ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, and PastPerfect. Experience working with young people is preferred. Proficiency with oral history programs also a plus.

Educational Requirements:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival management, digital librarianship, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure:  Interested applicants should create a profile and submit credentials by choosing the apply button above. Please attach a letter describing your interest in the position, along with a current resume, and telephone numbers of three references.

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