Digital Project Archivist -- University of Arizona Libraries

Post date: July 27, 2022

The University of Arizona Libraries seeks a Digital Project Archivist for a 30-month initiative on Reclaiming the Border Narrative funded by the Ford Foundation. The Digital Project Archivist will work with project partners to develop and implement digital archives using the Domain of One’s Own service and hosted platforms including Omeka and Mukurtu. The incumbent will also support efforts toward long term sustainability and will collaborate closely with the Digital Initiatives Archivist in Special Collections to develop and provide support for community archiving workflows and frameworks. The Digital Project Archivist reports to the Head of Special Collections.

The University of Arizona has been awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to serve as an archival partner for a project aimed at expanding perceptions and narratives surrounding the U.S. – Mexico border, Reclaiming the Border Narrative: Storytelling and Cultural Power for Migrant Justice. This is a joint project of the UArizona Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and UArizona Libraries Special Collections. As the archival partner for the project, the Confluencenter and UArizona Libraries Special Collections will engage with forty + Reclaiming the Border Narrative grantees. The Digital Project Archivist will be responsible for working with the Archival Partner Team to create and activate a community-led and ethically operated archive ensuring the goals of the initiative are met.

The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and UArizona Libraries Special Collections are committed to the university’s Hispanic Serving Institution mission and it continues to expand its engagement and connection efforts to our local and regional communities. The position will involve communication with Spanish speaking populations in Arizona, Sonora, Mexico and other regions.

Diversity Commitment:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

To ensure your application materials are considered, please submit your application at by August 3, 2022.