Unit Manager - Digital Archives

Lubbock, Texas
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Salary: 48,000
Created: February 8, 2024


As the Unit Manager for Digital Archives, you will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing processes and procedures for the collection, preservation, arrangement, description, and access to born-digital and hybrid archival collections. You will oversee the creation of digital archiving workflows, policies, and guidelines while also providing training and guidance to staff on preserving and migrating born-digital materials. This position requires a deep understanding of archival standards, best practices, and technologies, as well as exceptional organizational and communication skills.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Developing processes and specifications for collecting, preserving, arranging, describing, and providing access to born digital and hybrid archival collections.
  • Creating digital archiving workflows, procedures, and policies.
  • Arranging, describing, and providing access to born-digital archival collections and describing them into finding aids.
  • Ingesting and migrating digital items from a variety of current and legacy media formats.
  • Providing training and guidance to SWC/SCL staff on preserving and migrating born-digital materials.
  • Representing unit as a member of committees or teams as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of professional archival standards, best practices, and technologies for accessioning, arrangement, description, and preservation of digital archival materials.
  • Familiarity with tools and software to ingest, curate, and deliver born-digital archival material, as well as transfer content from a variety of media formats.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with a team, sometimes across organizational boundaries.
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus three years supervisory experience; OR a combination of education and/or supervisory experience to equal seven years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree or a Masters degree in public history or another humanities field with coursework in digital preservation, digital archives, or related subjects.
  • Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification.
  • Knowledge of digital curation and archival metadata standards, including EAD, Dublin Core, and METS.
  • Experience with training colleagues, especially on technological tools, in a team-based environment.

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