Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) is the primary archives and manuscript repository of Tufts University and is open to the public. DCA’s team of archivists provides stewardship for the Tufts University Archives, nearly three hundred manuscript collections, and other permanently valuable physical and digital archival materials. DCA staff also assist Tufts students, faculty, and staff with recordkeeping activities, through records management and digital library services.
The Records and Accessioning Archivist plays a key role in DCA’s archival accessioning and processing activities and has primary responsibility for accessioning and stabilizing both physical and digital collection material and facilitating the management of collection documentation files for DCA. The Records and Accessioning Archivist serves as a primary point of contact for departments and offices at the university seeking to transfer records to the University Archives. In transferring new material the Records and Accessioning Archivist records information about provenance, original order, or context of creation gained during communications with the donor. The Records and Accessioning Archivist creates or oversees creation of initial collection-level description for all holdings, ensuring responsible administrative and physical control and basic intellectual access for all material at time of accession, and providing the infrastructure upon which any future archival work will be built.
ALA-accredited MLS with concentration in archives management or equivalent experience
1-3 years of related experience
Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience processing archival records
Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description including DACS, EAD and EAC-CPF, and familiarity with other metadata standards
Excellent supervisory and organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience working in an active university records program
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 19001514
About Tufts University -- Digital Collections and Archives
Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university’s permanently valuable records and collections. DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets. DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs in addition to providing reference and instruction services.Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We offer a wide range of employment opportunities to support a diverse academic environment. Our highly regarded liberal arts, sciences, and engineering programs draw faculty, staff, and students from around the world.