Digital Curation Archivist (Archivist II/III/IV)

at Georgia Institute of Technology Library (view profile)
Published February 7, 2024
Location 260 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, Atlanta, Georgia
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://www.library.gatech.edu/about/jobs
Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master's Degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $74,200
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $90,500
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade Faculty

Description

Job Summary
The Library (https://www.library.gatech.edu/) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position in the Archives. Applicants will be considered at rank of Archivist II, III, and IV (open rank). This innovative archivist will lead and support Library initiatives to preserve and sustain long-term access to Georgia Tech special collections and university archives in digital form, furthering the Library's mission to define excellence in the preservation, curation, and stewardship of the Institute's unique digital assets. This position reports to the Head of the Archives, records Management, and Digital Curation Department. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students.
Responsibilities
Provide and improve library services and resources; enrich the research, learning, and scholarship of the Georgia Tech community.
60% Archival work
Leads the University Archives and Special Collections Repository Service
Implements strategies, policies, and procedures for preserving, describing, and delivering born-digital special collections and university archives, based on professional good practice and collaboration with colleagues.
Co-leads the Georgia Tech Digital Repository with Digital Curation Librarian and works with vendors and local IT to design technology product workflows.
Serves as Product Owner for key digital curation systems (ArchivesSpace and Archivematica) supporting the University Archives and Special Collections Repository Service
20% Administrative
Consults with the Head of Archives, Records Management, and Digital Curation Department concerning born-digital collection, systems, and other related matters.
Supervises Digital Accessioning Archivist, and project-based student workers and/or interns.
Mentors and guides direct report(s) on job responsibilities and related promotion process (faculty only).
Conduct annual performance evaluations for direct reports ensuring that evaluations are conducted in a timely manner and submitted in accordance with campus and library policy.
10% Scholarship and Creative Endeavors
According to expectations for library faculty members, contribute professionally through research, scholarship, and creative activities.
10% Service to the Library, Institute and Archival Profession
Foster positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promote the Institute and Library's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Serve on library and university committees as assigned.
Contribute to the profession through service to professional organizations at the local, state, regional, and national levels, as appropriate.
All members of the Georgia Tech Library Faculty haven an effort distribution based on their role. The distribution for this faculty role is 60% archival work, 20% administrative, 10% scholarship and creative endeavors, and 10% professional service.
Required Qualifications
This position vacancy is an open rank announcement. Final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Non-tenure Track Academic Faculty ranks as outlined in section 3.2.2 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook (https://www.policylibrary.gatech.edu/faculty-handbook/3.2.2-non-tenure-trackacademic-faculty-members-hiring-and-promotion-guidelines )
Archivist II
Appropriate terminal degree, typically an American Library Association (ALA) - accredited Masters degree, a degree in a subject related to archival work, and/or in the appropriate area of specialization.
Either evidence of research, scholarship, or creative activity; or evidence of service is required, but not both.
5 years of professional experience.
Archivist III
Appropriate terminal degree, typically an American Library Association (ALA) - accredited Masters degree, a degree in a subject related to archival work, and/or in the appropriate area of specialization.
A strong record of scholarship and service demonstrating significant contributions to the librarian/archivist profession.
10 years of professional experience.
Archivist IV
Appropriate terminal degree, typically an American Library Association (ALA) - accredited Masters degree, a degree in a subject related to archival work, and/or in the appropriate area of specialization.
A strong record of scholarship and service demonstrating the highest standards of professional contributions to the librarian/archivist profession and are recognized widely by peers.
15 years of professional experience.
Preferred Qualifications
5 years experience with arranging, describing, and providing access to physical and/or digital collections.
5 years experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Dublin Core, Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), METS, PREMIS, and other related archival descriptive standards.
2-3 years experience utilizing ArchivesSpace to facilitate processing and access collections in the Archives holdings.
Demonstrated knowledge utilizing DSpace to facilitate processing and access to digital collections in the Archives holdings.
Working knowledge of preservation and curation systems (Archivematica, Preservica, or BitCurator) for processing and access of digital collections.
Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
2 years experience with supervising.
Either evidence of research, scholarship, or creative activity; or evidence of service is required, but not both.
5 years of professional experience in academic libraries or other archival institutions.
The ability to perform physical activities associated with the archival environment.
Student Success Criteria
The ability to promote an inclusive and welcoming educational and work environment.
The ability to engage in high-impact practices that support deep learning for student success.
Proposed Salary
 
This is a benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $74,200-90,500 commensurate with education and experience.
Required Documents to Attach
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as .PDF files.
Applications will be considered beginning March 1, 2024, but the search will continue until the position is filled.
Contact Information
Requests for information may be directed to Jody Thompson (jody.thompson@library.gatech.edu).