Digital Archivist

  • Full-time
  • Temporary
  • Richmond, Indiana
  • This position has been filled

Website earlham1847 Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives

Earlham College is a top-ranked liberal arts college looking for a Digital Archivist. This is a temporary, entry level position as well as a twelve-month full-time position in the Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives. This position is grant funded. This person will be assisting our Director of Special Collections and Archives to make some key advances on much needed digitization projects.

Specific duties:

  • Digitize and upload documents and photographs to the Archives’ online digital repository.
  • Update existing digitization policies and help establish new procedures where needed.
  • Write metadata and help establish an in-house controlled vocabulary.
  • Rebuild and modernize our digital repository, making the existing sites more user-friendly.
  • Work with the PALNI Digital Team to harvest materials into the Indiana Memory Project.
  • Integrate our digital collections into ArchivesSpace
  • Help manage the day-to-day supervision of our student workers, specifically the digitization students.
  • Assist partners on and off campus with digitization of their collections.
  • Help with the college’s instance of Archive-It.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift a 30-40 lb. box.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field.
  • Familiarity with library metadata standards.
  • Experience working with digitized and born digital collections.
  • Time spent working in a library or archives environment.

Application instructions

Please submit the following application materials in a single electronic file:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion: The Statement on Diversity should describe how your values and leadership frame or center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in your work.
  • List of 3 references with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All materials should be submitted to the Earlham College Human Resources Office at: [email protected].

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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