Digital Archivist

Northampton, MA
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Salary: 53K minimum, 68K midpoint, 82K highpoint
Created: March 22, 2021


Smith College Special Collections is looking for a Digital Archivist!  This full time, permanent position reflects common needs in a medium-to-large repository: digital records accessioning, description and arrangement, systems integration, and project management. Come work with engaged colleagues towards a common mission, with extraordinary materials, situated in a beautiful new library building at one of top 20 liberal arts colleges in the United States. 

Smith College Special Collections, staffed with an average of 20 FTEs, is home to 30,000 linear ft. of archival material, over 50,000 rare books, and over 30 TB of data. We collect and make accessible the records of grassroots feminist organizations and individuals, particularly organizations interested in anti-carceral feminism, environmental justice, advocacy for sex workers and other areas outlined in our collection development strategy. Other areas of strength include women’s educational history, institutional records, and rare books across literature, poetry, artists books, botanical and science history and so much more. 

We are committed to an expansion of pre-custodial community collaboration, ethical and transparent work with all stakeholders, and continuing / expanding a feminist cultural practice in the workplace. Smith College Special Collections is still developing better digital content management protocols. We’re looking for candidates who are generative, can move processes forward, can ask for help when needed, and are eager to help strengthen our culture of digital stewardship in the department.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Serena Harris at

Lastly, in response to COVID-19, Smith College has organized our plans around “A Culture of Care,” which underscores the core value that must guide every member of the Smith community—caring for ourselves and for one another. At this time, I extend this care to you. Throughout our hiring process, we are committed to being flexible, responsive and willing to adjust our course of action to further support the health and safety of all. Should you have specific needs please contact Shelly Ruocco, Human Resources,

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Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 16:55 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 16:55 UTC