Technical Lead for Archival Systems

at Yale University Library (view profile)
Published July 11, 2024
Location New Haven, CT
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Bachelor's Degree + 4 years experience or equivalent
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $77,400
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $130,900
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade Grade 25 (


Yale University Library’s growing IT department is seeking a Technical Lead for Archival Systems.

The technical lead will partner with archivists, librarians, and technologists as Yale Library continues to cultivate our special collections, including the expanding Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Key Details:

  • Permanent, Full-Time (37.5hrs/wk), Business Hours
  • Flexible work location, eligible for full remote work in approved US states (, relocation benefits available for hybrid or on-site candidates
  • Professional, Grade 25 ($77,400 - $130,900), experience-based, master’s degree not required

Position Details:

Yale Library is investing heavily in its vast and diverse special collections and archives in support of its mission to advance teaching, research, and learning. This position, within the library’s IT department, exists to bridge the gaps between librarians, archivists, vendors, and developers. The Technical Lead ensures that IT is meeting the needs of our special collections. Day-to-day responsibilities may include troubleshooting public finding aid creation, consulting on new workflows or policies, coordinating ArchivesSpace plug-in development and maintenance, or representing Yale’s interests in the ArchivesSpace community.

Successful applicants may have greater experience in library technology or in archives but will quickly gain dual proficiency.

Yale Library is committed to developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of its staff. Fostering diversity is a core value for us. Applicants are encouraged to think broadly about their skills and explain how they may relate to this position in the cover letter. Familiarity with listed applications is preferred but not required.

Full description here.

Exploratory conversations:

Exploratory conversations about this position, the Client Services group in Yale Library IT, and Yale Library itself are welcome. Contact Steelsen Smith ( for further details.


This position has been open for some time while waiting for key roles to be filled. We now hope to close to new applicants by July 22. Time of application will not impact outcome.