Mesa, AZ: Digital Archivist (term), History Associates

Job Opening Title: Digital Archivist

Employer Name: History Associates

Job Location: Mesa Arizona – Polytechnic Campus

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

Salary Range: 55,000 – 55,000

Years of experience required: 2-3

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Digital Archivist
Arizona – Polytechnic Campus

History Associates is pleased to announce an opening for a digital archivist. The position is full-time for approximately eighteen months and based at our client’s site in Arizona.

Under the direction of the Archivist of the Senator John S. McCain Papers, this position leads the planning, management, description, reformatting, and preservation program for the Senator John S. McCain Papers digital content within the context of the entire collection and the collections at ASU in alignment with University technology standards and security requirements. This position provides expertise in the handling of unique digital records, including digital forensics work and preservation activities. The Digital Archivist works with the Digital Preservation Officer and other key Library personnel to develop metrics for ongoing assessment of the preservation program regarding this collection, and gathers data, performs gap analyses, and creates reports for Library leadership and project stakeholders. The Digital Archivist provides excellent communication and organization in addition to working across departments and with a variety of stakeholders. The Digital Archivist will be an experienced archivist, with strong technical skills and understanding of current preservation standards, tools, and best practices; metadata encoding standards; content management systems; and other relevant standards.

● MLS/MLIS/MA from an ALA-accredited program.
● Minimum two years’ experience with digital preservation lifecycle planning and implementation in a library or archives setting.
● Demonstrated knowledge of archival content management systems and related tools, standards for archival description, digital preservation principles, and digital forensics techniques.

● 2-3 years’ experience with digital asset management systems and archival systems and tool sets.
● 2-3 years’ experience with digital forensic tools and processes.
● Experience working with vendors to complete digital collections projects.
● Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team.

COVID-19 Vaccination – Proof of COVID vaccination is required

Background check
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

History Associates offers an excellent benefits package including holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) plan.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
History Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

To Apply
Applicants who meet the qualifications, should submit a cover letter, resume, writing, transcript, and three references with e-mail addresses to:

History Associates Incorporated
ATTN: Doris Miles, Vice-President HR
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Applicants not meeting the required qualifications, will not be considered for this position

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