Digital Archivist & Info Systems Coordinator

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Created: June 20, 2013


Digital Archivist and Information Systems Coordinator is responsible for leading the development of digital content and web-based delivery systems and for coordinating with curatorial staff and contractors to implement the Archives’ information systems.  The archivist for this area will collaborate to manage the organization’s electronic records for Church-wide access, preferably in open source formats. The individual will also define and develop industry standard descriptive data and metadata for archival preservation, document conversion, and digital data persistence.  The Digital Archivist assists in shaping the Archives’ online presence and strategic marketing to Church audiences.

The candidate must have a solid knowledge of existing industry trends, best practices, and archival standards to develop native approaches for preserving archival records and their representations in electronic form, including the use of digital forensics and preservation processes.   Requires a knowledge or familiarity with standard document encoding languages and data formats such as XHTML/CSS2, XML, PDF/A; open source tools using the LAMP platform, particularly Drupal and Alfresco;  web authoring  and common scripting languages, repository software such as Archivematica, DSpace, and metadata integration standards and tools such as Fedora, METS and PREMIS.  An exemplar project sample (e.g., project specs, RFP, systems architecture design, project report) would be expected. Knowledge of common archival descriptive tools such as DACS, EAD and EAC, and familiarity with standard CMS and cataloging software are preferred.  A solid theoretical understanding of archives will be expected to guide strategic planning in the adoption of appropriate technology solutions for institutional archives.  For more information, please consult


Additional Salary Information: Minimum of salary range at $61,200; benefits are highly competitive.
The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and certification in a relevant field of information management; 2 years of related professional archival work experience and up to 2 years additional experience in collaborative work groups with peer professional colleagues.  One is not expected to be proficient in all areas of information management and technology; however, the preferred candidate will be competent in a majority of the following areas: archival resource management, information systems competence, project management, documentation analysis, web content management and design, business process and systems analysis, and authentic data transfer and storage protocols. Management skills in areas of strategic goal setting, benchmarking, quality measures, time and resource allocation, and output evaluation are highly valued as are persuasive communication skills.

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