Senior Archivist

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Created: January 8, 2013


Vacancy Number: 13/008
Location: Wellington
Type: Permanent, Full Time
Business Group: ArchivesNZ
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $56,392  - $76,295
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 28th January 2013

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team developing digital management and preservation capability at Archives New Zealand.

This key role has responsibility for supporting business staff as they work with public sector agencies preparing digital material for transfer to Archives New Zealand, overseeing the efficient ingest of transferred items into the archival management system, and helping define the requirements for continuously improving digital processes and systems.

Key tasks include:

Analysing business requirements for processes, metadata models and user functionality to support digital archive management
Actively supporting/mentoring staff working with transferring agencies and describing digital objects
Overseeing the mapping of metadata from agency systems into Archives NZ's data model and the ingest of digital objects into the digital preservation system.
Liaison between technical, business and digital preservation staff to ensure processes and systems support the business well
Assisting in testing new releases of relevant applications
Training/advising staff on digital preservation implications for transfer, description, ingest and digitisation activities
Contributing to best practice and standards for the on-going description, storage, preservation and management of digital objects

We need someone with:

Knowledge and experience of archival / record keeping theory and practice
Strong competence and interest in IT systems
Relationship management involving both business and technical staff
Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
Tertiary qualification in an information management discipline
It would be great if you also had some knowledge of file management systems, data management, digital record keeping environments, metadata models, descriptive theory and practice or similar. A passion for preserving digital information and an awareness of issues related to this is important.

If this sounds like you we would love you to apply.


Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 02:13 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC