UT Austin - Archivist

Designs and executes ingest and metadata workflows for digital objects to build digital...

Librarian I - Archivist

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $3,833+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 14-03-25-01-0088
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 11/30/2015
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General NotesPosition is funded through November 30, 2015, with possibility of continued funding.

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PurposeTo assist LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections in the implementation of post-custodial archival initiatives in Latin America.
Essential Functions Designs and executes ingest and metadata workflows for digital objects to build digital collections using the Fedora/Islandora framework. Assists with research and creation of an inventory of human rights collections in Latin America and the Caribbean and assesses future post-custodial archival opportunities with collections. Helps oversee the pilot implementation of three post-custodial archival initiatives in Central America. Assists with other grant-related activities, including grant administration, reporting, and evaluation. Conducts an end-of-grant workshop to disseminate lessons learned and best practices. Assists Benson Collection archivists and the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Coordinator with related activities as needed.
Marginal/Incidental functionsOther related functions as assigned.
Required qualificationsMasters degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent degree. Coursework or training in archival management and theory and knowledge of archival preservation best practices. Demonstrated experience with digital repositories, digital asset management systems, and/or designing workflows for Fedora repository assets. Knowledge of Encoded Archival Description, digitization, and metadata standards for digital objects. Reading knowledge of Spanish. Availability for international travel. Ability to work regular hours and to be on time. Demonstrated recent exemplary work record. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, using tact, diplomacy, and discretion at all times including ability to communicate with diverse populations. Ability to organize short- and long-term priorities and projects and work with multiple deadlines. Experience dealing with confidential and sensitive information. Ability to work in a collaborative manner. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred QualificationsExperience with Fedora, Islandora, and Drupal. Professional working proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese. In-depth knowledge of Latin America. Four years library or archives experience processing archives and manuscript collections and familiarity with both analog and digital preservation. Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists. Supervisory experience. Experience working in an academic research library or scholarly special collection library.
Working conditionsMay work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Work under stress, work as team member and work independently. Regular and punctual attendance required. Ability to work on multiple, overlapping projects. Security Sensitive position. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.