Digital and Preservation Archivist

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Company Name: 
Clemson University Libraries
Location: 
Clemson, SC
Job Description: 

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Digital and Preservation Archivist.  The archivist will provide leadership and expertise in digital archiving and electronic records management, as well as digital preservation for the Special Collections and Archives.  The unit is comprised of the Manuscript Collections, University Archives, Records Management, and Rare Books.  The Special Collections and Archives, distinguished for its strong collections in university history, agriculture, and textile history, is part of the Clemson University Libraries. Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service.  This is a 12-month tenure-track position accountable to the Head of Special Collections and Archives.  

Responsibilities of the role include managing the digital conversion and online delivery of born-digital and digitized archival collections in collaboration with appropriate library partners, developing and implementing policies, standards, and procedures for the management of the digital content within the Special Collections and Archives, and integrating proper digital forensic tools to help ensure authentic and appropriately protected archival materials. The incumbent will also manage the conversion of analog formats and audiovisual materials and Coordinates with Records Management on the training of electronic records management and preservation. 

Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $61,000 based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Qualifications: 

The required qualifications for the role include an ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship; or an SAA-accredited graduate degree in archives administration or records management; or a relevant, accredited graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries, two years’ experience with digital preservation in some aspect of archives, special collections, or records repository, and demonstrated knowledge of digital archives and emerging digital curation practices. The incumbent should also demonstrate knowledge of national preservation standards and have the ability to learn new technologies and standards. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in an academic or research library, experience with digital preservation tools such as Preservica, Bitcurator, or Archive-It, and experience working with archival collections, research, and outreach in a digital environment. The ideal candidate will also have a SAA Digital Archives Specialist certificate.

How to Apply: 

Applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/93785 .The deadline for full consideration is October 1, 2021.