Digital Curation Archivist (Archivist III/IV)

at Georgia Tech Library (view profile)
Published November 6, 2023
Location 260 4th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Appropriate terminal degree, typically an American Library Association (ALA) - accredited Master's degree, a degree in a subject related to archival work, and/or in the appropriate area of specialization
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $90,500
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade Archivist III or Archivist IV


Digital Curation Archivist (Archivist III/IV)

Job ID: 265032

The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collegial, innovative archivist (open rank to be determined) to 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. The position also oversees the retroTECH service, which provides hands-on learning opportunities related to digital archives and the histories and futures of technology. The position reports to the Head of the Archives, Records Management, and Digital Curation Department.


Primary responsibilities of this appointment will be to provide and improve library services and resources; enrich the research, learning, and scholarship of the Georgia Tech community 

50% Archival Work 

  • Leads the University Archives and Special Collections Repository Service and 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
  • Leads the retroTECH service team
  • Curates software and hardware collections that include and reflect the diverse historical record of technology cultures at Georgia Tech
  • Oversees the retroTECH Lab, collection acquisition and cataloging, assessment, outreach, instruction, and partnerships with other Service Owners within the Library and campus

30% Administrative Duties

  • Supervises Digital Accessioning Archivist, Digital Projects Specialist I, and possible interns and/or students on projects and services related to digital curation and retroTECH
  • Mentor and guide direct reports on job responsibilities and 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.