Digital Archivist 

Athens, GA
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Created: April 21, 2021


The Digital Archivist leads the processing, preservation, and access of the Hargrett and Russell Libraries’ born-digital archival collections. This newly developed position collaborates with staff from both Libraries to execute and maintain existing, shared workflows to manage the born-digital files within larger collections. Depending on the collection, this position will either provide technical support to processing staff or do the processing in consultation with the subject expert. 

The Digital Archivist reports to the Head of Digital Stewardship and works closely with the University Archivist, Russell Head of Arrangement and Description, and Hargrett Director. Collections housed in the Hargrett and Russell Libraries are hybrid collections typically consisting of physical papers, artifacts, audiovisual materials, and born-digital files. 

This position is housed in the UGA Special Collections Libraries, a 115,000 square foot facility that provides collections storage, exhibition and event space, research and instruction rooms, staff workspace, and digitization facilities for UGA’s three special collections libraries: The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collection. The mission of the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries is to acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to unique and rare materials related to the history and culture of Georgia. 


How to Apply: 

Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position must apply at: Attached to their online application form should be a 1-2 page letter of interest, complete CV, and the names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by May 14, however, the position will remain open until filled. We welcome new and recent graduate applicants. The successful candidate will be supported to learn the technical skills required on the job. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we at the UGA Libraries are committed to being flexible, responsive and willing to adjust our course of action to further support the health and safety of all throughout our hiring process. 

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.    


Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 14:53 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 14:53 UTC