Digital Archivist

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Created: August 19, 2016


 The Digital Archivist preserves and makes accessible a wide-range of historically significant digital materials. Preeminent among the collections are the Senator Harry Reid Papers. Senator Reid has designated the University Libraries as the recipient of his political papers spanning his 33-year career in the U.S. House and Senate. This huge addition to the Libraries’ collection of political papers will attract researchers from across the nation and the globe.

The Archivist provides leadership, strategic planning, and hands-on management of digital content in this collection and oversees the long term preservation, organization, and distribution of the Libraries’ digitized and born-digital material. The position provides expertise and leadership and manages physical processing and handling of unique digital research collections. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Knowledge Access Services.

The successful candidate will be an experienced archivist, with strong technical skills and understanding of current standards and best practices, including metadata encoding standards: EAD, DACS, MARC 21, Dublin Core, etc.; content management systems: Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm; and relevant standards such as ISO 15489. The Libraries place emphasis on essential skills for this position which include excellent communication, organization, and the ability to work across departments and with a variety of stakeholders from library colleagues to university and political leaders to researchers.

Salary: $55,000-$75,000 DOE. This is a full-time administrative faculty position, with continuing appointment. Benefits: Competitive benefits package including 24 vacation days per year and tuition benefits for self and dependents. No state income tax.


Published: Friday, August 19, 2016 19:24 UTC

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