Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek a collaborative, innovative, and service-minded archivist to facilitate the accessioning of digital assets and contribute to the Libraries’ digital preservation efforts. This is a new position that will play a key role in incorporating Preservica as the central digital preservation and access platform for the Libraries’ digital assets. The position will be part of the newly formed Digital Stewardship Program in the Special Collections & Archives Section.
The Digital Archivist is primarily responsible for developing and implementing workflows, best practices, and policies associated with the creation, receipt, appraisal, selection, and ingestion of born-digital information and digital surrogates, including electronic records, digital objects (text, image, audiovisual), web pages, and datasets. This position will collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including curators, archivists, catalogers, systems analysts, vendors, and donors to facilitate digital acquisitions. The Digital Archivist will work closely with the other members of the Digital Stewardship Program (includes the Digital Preservation Librarian and metadata specialists) to ensure accessioned digital assets are properly described and preserved. The successful applicant will work in a collaborative environment with support for professional growth and development.
USU Libraries is currently wrapping up a realignment process that will position the Libraries to be agile and at the forefront of changing user needs. We anticipate this will be completed Fall 2023. Please note that these new alignments may not be reflected on the Libraries’ website or public presences until the end of the process. Current information on the new organizational structure can be requested from Clint Pumphrey or Andrea Payant. The successful applicant will report to the chair overseeing digital stewardship.
The position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. The position is open fall 2023 and the start date is negotiable.
Salary: Salary minimum of $55,000, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% (starting at $7,810) annual retirement contribution.
For more details and to apply, please see the full posting available here.