Job Opening Title: Digital Archivist
Employer Name: National Museum of the Pacific War
Job Location: Fredericksburg, TX
Application Deadline: August 31, 2019
Link to job posting:
Years of experience required: 1-2
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas the National Museum of the Pacific War is a six-acre complex that provides an immersive experience in Pacific War history and related elements. Within the George H. W. Bush Gallery at the museum, the Nimitz Education and Research Center (NERC) cares for a diverse body of primary and secondary source research materials that document many aspects of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of World War II. Highlights include over 5,000 original oral histories, tens of thousands of photographs, a reference and rare book library, and a quickly expanding number of archival collections.
Incumbent is responsible for the management of the archive’s digital assets, to include both accessioned collections and institutional records. Responsible for the creation, description, preservation, and access to these assets. Incumbent will organize and manage digital objects, create metadata records, manage assets in a digital asset management system, upload digital collections to the archive’s online digital repository, as well as digitize archival records, to include large format items. Responsible for fulfilling internal and external requests for digital objects. There may be other projects as assigned.
M.A. in Museum Studies, Library Science, Archival Science or related degree. Graduate certificate in digital curation, digital archives. Or completion of or currently working toward completion of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program.
Required skills and knowledge:
1-2 years of experience working with digital collections, including experience with metadata creation, digitization, and managing born-digital assets. Familiar with best standards and practices for digital asset management. Familiarity with hardware and software that supports born-digital asset management, such as digital forensics tools.
Experience with a digital collection management software. Experience with CONTENTdm a plus.
Familiarity with a collection management system (CMS), such as Re:discovery Proficio.
Experience managing digital assets in a digital asset management system (DAMS).
Knowledgeable in metadata standards and best practices, especially Dublin Core.
Familiar with Library of Congress subject headings and controlled vocabularies.
Strong knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, word processing software, and digital imaging software, such as Photoshop.
Familiarity with archival appraisal, processing, arrangement, description and cataloging.
Good written communication.
Preferred skills and knowledge:
Knowledge or interest in WWII.
Experience with Epson 10000XL and/or large format scanners a plus.
Interested persons must email a resume and a cover letter to Reagan Grau, Director of Collections by August 31, 2019: firstname.lastname@example.org