Digital Archivist

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Created: January 21, 2015


Reporting to the Project Manager and working with a small group of interns, the Digital Archivist will be responsible to develop and direct the documentation process, structure and tools required for a Workman Arts Digital Archives.

• Review issues of consistency, format, standardization and metadata in the beginning of the process;
• Create preservation indicators (Establish DA inclusion criteria, and process);
• Assess long term value of the information;
• Develop a collection policy that includes what to archive , determining extent to archiving links and refreshing site contents;
• Develop a plan for changes to access mechanism, rights management and security;
• Train Interns on system, collection policy, software and process to review, tag, scan and catalogue;
• Monitor interns progress regularly and provides ongoing direction as required;
• Develop user friendly guide on how to use the Digital Archives system and provides training to Project Coordinator and WA staff; Interns
• Develop a collection policy that includes what to archive, determining extent, archiving links and refreshing site contents

• University/College degree required, MI, MISt, MAS or MLS preferred
• Experience with archival collections processing through an internship or prior employment
• Experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and/or Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) through an internship or prior employment
• Proficiency with Microsoft Access and Excel
• Familiarity with Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) and Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), EAD and MARC
Core Competencies Required for Success:
• Familiarity with Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) and Metadata Object Description Proven outstanding attention to details along with organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively;
• Experience digitizing and cataloging digital and hard copy resources, and experience with digital collection management tools;
• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, print and image production, and digital technologies in a publishing environment a plus.
The candidate must possess an understanding and an appreciation that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the Workman Arts and must be sensitive to the needs of individuals dealing with mental health or addiction issues.

Two year part-time consulting contract. Total compensation $15,000

Additional information :
Workman Arts Project of Ontario (Workman Arts) facilitates aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts training programs, public performance/exhibition opportunities and partnering with other arts organizations. As well, Workman Arts promotes a greater understanding of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of artistic media in five disciplines: music, theatre, literature, visual art and media art.
Founded in 1987 as a theatre company of eight members (individuals with mental illness and limited arts training), over the past 27 years Workman Arts has evolved into a multi-disciplinary professional arts organization engaging over 300 member artists, at various stages of developing their practice. Through an increasingly entrepreneurial approach, Workman has empowered and collaborated with thousands of artists with mental health and addiction issues who have performed or exhibited to audiences in prestigious venues nationally and internationally.
Workman Arts is currently in the process of consolidating its body of knowledge and developing a theoretical framework that will allow the organization to evolve from a practice-based service provider to an evidence-based leader and change agent.

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