Digital Projects Archivist

Created: October 3, 2017


Digital Projects Archivist
Work Location: Pullman, Washington
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications  
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 2-year temporary, non-tenure-track
Posting Close date: October 29, 2017
Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Contact Info (for 3 references)
Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
For additional information and application procedures:


Position Summary:

The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Digital Projects Archivist, a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded, 2-year temporary position with the possibility of extension, located on the Pullman campus.  This position reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections.  Start date is targeted for January 2018.

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections at Washington State University, this position will support the digital workflow and lifecycle of digital materials in on-going CDSC projects and provide support for digital platforms including, but not limited to: Mukurtu CMS, Scalar, Omeka, CONTENTdm and WordPress. The Digital Projects Archivist will work directly with faculty, students and staff on projects that vary in scale and scope related to curating collections, providing culturally appropriate access to collections, and producing widely available resources for teaching, research and scholarship in the University. This position will play a leading role in supporting the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal (Portal) in all aspects of the Portal project initiatives including 1) providing instructional support for tribal community users, community members, and institutional partners, 2) overseeing metadata creation, 3) updating and managing ingest of digital content from multiple institutions, 4) delivering training and support resources (online and in person) for the collaborative curation process and 5) assisting tribal staff with added content creation from digitized materials. The Digital Projects Archivist will be an integral part of the team at the CDSC and will work on grant-funded and ongoing projects.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mukurtu CMS and Scalar experience preferred.
  •  Experience with digitization management and workflows.
  • Experience with instruction and training for a diverse set of users of digital systems.
  • Experience working with or supporting a Content Management System.
  • Experience in Special Collections or archives management.
  • Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives and digital curation.
  • Strong attention to access, privacy and security issues from diverse perspectives.
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations, particularly Native American communities.
  • Willingness to work in a face-paced, innovative team environment, assist in expanding the Portal community of users, lead and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.


EEO/AA Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

How to apply


Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan,, 509-335-1535

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Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 01:50 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 01:50 UTC