Digital Archivist

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Created: March 16, 2016


Reporting to the Territorial Archivist, as Digital Archivist you will be responsible for further developing the Yukon Archives digital preservation management program in accordance with Yukon Archives standards and national and international best practices to ensure reliability, usability, integrity and authenticity of digital assets. Your focus will be on developing requirements and systems for the ingest of digital records and identifying infrastructure and systems for their storage and retrieval. As the ideal candidate you will be familiar with the issues pertaining uniquely to the appraisal, preservation, and accessibility of digitized and born digital archival information assets and able to provide expertise and leadership in the development of electronic records management policies, standards, and procedures.

As the ideal candidate for this position you will have an appreciation and understanding of the technical framework required for the long-term preservation of digital preservation, including hardware and software tools, metadata schema, and file formats. Communication and teamwork with coworkers and supervisors are essential to success in this role.


Essential Qualifications:

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.
  • Masters degree in archival studies or library and information science with a specialty in archives, or a masters or bachelors degree in history, political science or related field with several years of experience working with archives;
  • Experience applying the theory and practice of archival and records management principles with a focus on the management of electronic records;
  • Experience working with digital preservation related software combined with detailed knowledge of computer systems, network architecture, and database management systems.
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong research and information gathering skills along with strong analytical and problem solving skills applied in an information management environment;
  • Familiarity with digital preservation issues and best practices;
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented with a high level of accuracy;
  • Able to work effectively alone or in a team environment.


Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 14:55 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC