Arlington County's Center for Local History is seeking a Digital Archivist to carry out a full range of archival functions on digitized, born-digital and physical archival materials according to archival standards and best practices. This position will provide expertise in establishing archival policies and procedures related to the curation of these materials.
Specific duties may include:
Coordinating and managing the accession of digitized, born-digital, and physical archival materials;
Making collection materials identifiable and available through a digital repository;
Managing relationships with regional and national databases/clearinghouses and coordinating data transfers;
Assisting researchers with inquiries related to the special and archival collections including staffing a public service desk;
Selecting and preparing digitized archival materials for online and physical exhibits and other marketing opportunities;
Coordinating development and maintenance activities for the digital repository;
Preparing grant proposals with significant digitization components; and
Coordinating the work of staff assistants, volunteers, and interns.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience in the following:
Current trends in the digitization of archival material for access and preservation;
Relevant standards for archival description including Dublin Core and EAD, and EAC-CPF, and familiarity with other metadata standards such as Dublin Core;
Use and administration of digital archival repository and collection management software; and
Imaging applications, preferably Adobe Photoshop; and - Metadata creation and digitization best practices.
MINIMUM: Master's degree in library science, history, digital humanities, anthropology, museum studies or a related discipline, with formal training in archival theory and practice plus at least one year of professional experience in archives or special collections, and demonstrated experience with database systems used for archival work.
Familiarity with digital imaging and standards for digitization or archival material in various formats;
Awareness of new technology and trends and their application for imaging services;
Conversant with both analog and digital format in relation to audio and visual materials; and/or
Familiarity with intellectual property rights and Fair Use as applied to libraries.
Location and Work Hours: Center for Local History located at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street. Full-time, 40 hours per week, includes some evening and weekend hours. ?
Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.