Digital Archivist

Boulder Public Library

Carnegie Library for Local History

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 17th, 2021

Wages

$61,916.00 to $71,032.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Boulder, CO

Hours

30.00

MLS

Preferred

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Preferred

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Public

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Job Description

Description

The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play.

With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-five thousand acres of land provide open space for parks and a green belt around the city.  With world class restaurants and art and music venues, The City of Boulder values diverse culture. 

Respect is one of our five City Values(including Customer Service, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation) and we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexuality. Through our focus on Racial Equity, our employee benefits, and the many programs resources we offer our staff, we continually strive to weave respect for one another into the fabric of our organization. 

Add your voice and talents to the City of Boulder and help us grow in service excellence for an inspired future.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE         

As a lead worker, collaborate with a dedicated and passionate team of staff and volunteers who are committed to building and preserving a living archive that reflects the community and roots visions for the future in an understanding of the past. As a steward of the archives resources, administers the digital preservation program and Digital Asset Management System for the archive.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES              

Digital Preservation Program Administration (50%) 

  • Configures, maintains and troubleshoots the archive website, Digital Asset Management System and digital collection file preservation, storage and management.
  • Evaluates and integrates born-digital donations into the archive’s holdings.
  • Creates and maintains original XML catalog templates and records for digital items.
  • Manages changes to SOLR search module and display features.
  • Monitors and maintains digital preservation files in Amazon Web Services Glacier.
  • Develops and maintains procedural, standards, and policy documentation related to digital preservation including a long-term digital preparedness plan.

Customer Service and Community Relations (25%)

  • Contributes to the development and participates in customer service and community outreach for the archive.
  • Actively promotes the archive’s digital resources via the library’s communication and social media channels in coordination with the library’s communications team.
  • Cultivates collaborative relationships with partners in the historic community.
  • Actively seeks potential donors of collection resources.

Leadership and Collaborative Innovation (25%)

  • Coordinates and oversees the work of substitutes and volunteers. Serving as a back up to the archive manager as needed.
  • Coordinates with the archivist of physical materials to identify and prepare materials for digital preservation.
  • Contributes to annual and long-range planning efforts related to budget, program, and service development.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS                      

  • Education and experience – Bachelor’s Degree and a combination of archival and technological training. Knowledge of current archival preservation standards.
  • Technical experience – Intermediate skill with personal computers and Mobile Devices. Experience with CSS, SOLR, Drupal, HTML, and XML coding.
  • Project management – Organizational and leadership skills that effectively direct the use of personnel and resources to plan and execute a project within established time and budget constraints.
  • Communication - Ability to communicate in English effectively both written and orally.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Master’s Degree in History or Library or Archival Science.
  • Knowledge of Boulder County geography and history.
  • Experience using Digital Asset Management Systems such as Islandora.
  • Comfort and experience working with technology vendors and programmers, with negotiation, and training/educating others.
  • Proficiency with and troubleshooting skills related to archival equipment such scanners, microfilm readers, cameras, recording equipment, etc.
  • Familiarity with Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) from the Society of American Archivist and Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), and the Open Archive Information System Model.
  • Experience with digital media technology and providing access to digitized audio and video.
  • Experience with image editing software, like Adobe Photoshop
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS    

Light work in an office environment. Exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Performing repetitive motions. Grasping, lifting and/or raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to position.  Seeing, hearing, and speaking required.                    

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN OR ACCOMPLISH

You will have the opportunity for in depth learning and educating about the Boulder community and its history and making a lasting contribution to the collaborative development of the archive’s place, relationship and purpose in the community. You will grow the library’s reputation and resources in the spirit of shared agency, with volunteers and community members participating in the functions of the archive and helping to define what is preserved. 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

At the City of Boulder, we provide competitive salaries and valuable benefits to our employees. Eligibility for benefits is determined by the employee’s position.

  • Retirement: One of the region’s best defined-benefit plans through Colorado PERA, more information at copera.org. Optional retirement plans include 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: Up to 1.5 times annual salary, depending on the employee group
  • Medical Insurance: Two medical options available through Cigna Healthcare
  • Dental Insurance: Two dental options available through Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Vision Insurance: Two vision options available through VSP
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits:
    • Accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity
    • Legal assistance
    • Identity theft protection available through LegalShield
    • Pet insurance available through PetsBest
    • Additional life Insurance for yourself and dependents available through The Standard
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  • Employee Assistance Program: Confidential resources and secure tools to help employees or guide them through difficult times
  • Leave Programs: Vacation leave, paid parental leave, sick leave, emergency leave and more
  • Holidays: Nine full-day and two half-day paid holidays
  • Well-Being Program: Recreation center passes, wellness education, training classes, wellness challenges, insurance premium discounts, and more!
  • Other Benefits: Short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending plan choices, health savings accounts, free transportation passes and more!
  • Discounts: Special savings on various purchasing or services such as childcare, fitness facilities, computers, phone plans, home and auto insurance, financial services and more!
  • More information can be found here

The Community

The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play.

With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-five thousand acres of land provide open space for parks and a green belt around the city.  With world class restaurants and art and music venues, The City of Boulder values diverse culture. 

Respect is one of our five City Values(including Customer Service, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation) and we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexuality. Through our focus on Racial Equity, our employee benefits, and the many programs resources we offer our staff, we continually strive to weave respect for one another into the fabric of our organization. 

Add your voice and talents to the City of Boulder and help us grow in service excellence for an inspired future.

Links

External Job Ad
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofboulder/jobs/3219744/archivist-digital-collection

Posted Sep 3, 2021