Sarah Lawrence College seeks an Associate Archivist and Digital Preservation Manager who will support and report to the College Archivist in collection management and processing of archival collections. Under the guidance of the College Archivist, this position provides leadership on digital collections standards and practices by establishing best practices and effective workflows and systems for preserving, processing, and providing access to digital resources.
Duties include (but are not limited to):
assisting with accessions process for both paper and digital records
assisting with transfer, storage, and disposition of inactive records
recording oral histories as necessary
processing of new and existing unprocessed collections including description and arrangement
processing of digital assets with long-term historical value
assisting with digital initiatives
processing digital acquisitions
digitizing material upon request
creation of online exhibits
applying long-term preservation techniques for digital materials
establishing of best practices and effective workflows and systems for born-digital materials
identifying digital assets to be collected
acquisition, ingest, processing, and preserving born-digital materials
managing Archive-It collection
assisting with maintenance of social media outlets
Supervises student assistants
Providing reference services for internal and external requests
A bachelor's degree (or higher) in history, archives, museum, library, or special collections.
Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures.
Minimum two years’ experience working as an archivist.
Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation best practices and current technologies.
Ability to work independently, prioritize, exercise initiative, and good judgment.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Demonstrated awareness of patron archival procedures.
Demonstrated ability to work productively with faculty, staff, students, and the general public in their research endeavors.
Must be detailed-oriented, congenial, patient, self-starter, and reliable.
Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications and computing applications for scanning.
Must be able and willing to lift up to 40 lbs.
MLIS/MA degree from an ALA-accredited program with a specialization in archives OR equivalent combination of education and work in archives or manuscripts environment.
Experience using or managing one or more of the following software tools: Digital Commons, Archivists’ Toolkit, and Archive-It.
Experience working in the archives of a college or university.
About Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study, conduct independent research, and connect a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.