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Special Collections at the University of Arizona is growing and hiring a
new professional position dealing specifically with multimedia and digital
*THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA*
*Position Title:* Multimedia and Digital Collections
Archivist *Job#: *A20416
*Department: *University Libraries, Special Collections (Dept. 1706)
*Location: *Main Campus, Tucson
*Classification:* Faculty; Full-Time; Exempt; Permanent
The Multimedia and Digital Collections Archivist will provide leadership,
project management, and oversee the creation, reformatting, transfer,
development, and production of Special Collections analog/digital audio and
video collections and other related materials and related projects.
This innovative, flexible, and energetic individual will work
collaboratively and closely with the Digital Initiatives Archivist to
develop and implement policies, procedures, and workflows and will work
with Delivery, Description and Acquisitions (DDA) and the Office of Digital
Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) to create and assign metadata standards
for related digital multimedia projects and initiatives. He or she, in
partnership with the Digital Archivist, will be responsible for the
management and preservation of electronic records and born-digital content.
This position will be expected to work collaboratively to build
partnerships in the Special Collections Department, University Libraries
and UA campus; will be responsible for developing and implementing policies
for accessioning, appraisal, preservation, and description of, and access
to, analog and digitally born digital audio/video collections by Special
Collections. This position will also assist with outreach including
digitization of multimedia collections (whole, in part, and in various
formats for use of online and on-site interactive exhibits, and maintaining
online presence via finding guides).
The ideal candidate should have (1) excellent organizational, analytical
and problem solving skills with excellent attention to detail and a high
level of accuracy, (2) ability to work both independently and
collaboratively, (3) commitment to professional development and service,
(4) strong communication and interpersonal skills, and (5) demonstrated
ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, faculty, students,
donors and the public.
Work Schedule: Mon. – Fri. 8am-5pm. Reports To: Director of Special
Collections, Stephen Hussman.
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. Diversity in our environment embraces the
acceptance of a multiplicity of cultural heritages, lifestyles and
worldviews. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals
who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues
and constituencies, as we believe that such experiences are both
institutional and service imperatives. Because we seek a workforce with
diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage applications from
individuals with demonstrated knowledge of and relevant abilities working
with culturally diverse communities. As an Employer of National Service, we
also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service
Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates
and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who
are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been
offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services
offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS)
http://www.aboveandbeyondrelo.com/package.asp). Ask your department contact
to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.
The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of
America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015
Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For
more information about working at the University of Arizona, please see:
*Duties &** Responsibilities**:*
- Primarily to lead, manage, and participate in projects related to
preservation, transfer, and reformatting of electronic records, audio and
video collections consisting of, but not limited to, audio cassettes,
reel-to-reel tapes, vinyl recording discs, VHS, 8mm, Super-8, 16mm, and
35mm film and more, and preservation program planning in collaboration with
stakeholders, collectively establishing policies and best practices for
long-term preservation and access; other projects may involve arranging and
describing born-digital collections.
- Develop and implement descriptive guidelines, workflows, and
procedures for the A/V materials within Special Collections.
- Manage workflows with commercial audio/visual digitization vendors to
ensure local preservation standards are implemented.
- Assist in the processing of both digital and paper-based multimedia
and other collections by arranging and describing materials according to
- Develop and assist in implementing Special Collections digital
outreach activities including various formats and materials for use in
interactive exhibit platforms by researchers.
- Train and supervise GA’s, student assistants, specifically in the work
- Participate in reading room and other reference services regarding
Special Collections holdings.
- Participate in overall planning, assessment, and policy development.
- Maintain awareness of emerging trends and developments in the field.
- Lead, manage, and participate in projects related to Special
Collections digital collections and preservation program in collaboration
with stakeholders, collectively establishing policies and best practices
for the long-term protection of, preservation, and access to multimedia
- Assist with training, technical advice and support to department and
library staff regarding multimedia digitization standards and metadata
- Participate in the collaborative development of metadata/cataloging
tools, and discovery and presentation tools and applications.
- Communicate openly and professionally with staff, colleagues, and the
- Participate in promoting and providing visibility for a positive,
responsive image of the Library and its services to the University
community at large.
· Other duties as assigned.
- ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent.
- Experience processing archival collections (including digital/analog
audio and video collections).
- Familiarity with data structure standards relevant to the archival
control of digital materials.
- Demonstrated project management experience in an academic and a
- Demonstrated technical experience with current digital collection
technologies, standards, or metadata platforms, and products.
- Demonstrated knowledge of analog and physical audiovisual formats.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the use of digital audio and video editing
and processing tools, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and FFmpeg.
- Knowledge of audio and video digitization tools and practices.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the standards and technological framework
for digital preservation.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with metadata standards, or
non MARC schemas, such as, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, VRA, and PB Core.
· As this is a tenure-track position in the University of Arizona
Libraries, the candidate will be required to undergo the Continuing Status
and Promotion process. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the
policies regarding the process by visiting:
- 2 years or more of professional experience in digital initiatives,
digital collections or metadata services in an academic library.
- Experience with archival management systems such as ArchiveSpace.
- Familiarity with current standards and practices in metadata standards.
- Understanding, knowledge, and experience with use of digital forensic
tools such as Rosetta.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the creation and use of digital objects.
- Experience in collaboratively managing multiple and simultaneous
· Familiarity with content management software, and knowledge of
institutional repositories management, including policy matters, and
intellectual property issues.
*Salary/Benefits: *DOE/annually. *Outstanding UA benefits include health,
dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs;
paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/**ASU**/**NAU* *tuition
reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional
retirement plans; pre-tax savings plans; access to UA recreation and
cultural activities; and more!*
*Opened: *11/02/15; *Closes:* Open Until Filled. *First Review Date:
11/30/15*. Submittal of your application materials before the first review
date guarantees consideration for the position. Application materials
mailed/emailed to the department will not be accepted.
*How to Apply: *Apply at: http://uacareers.com/postings/6672, *Job*
#A20416. Complete an application form and include the names and contact
information for 3 supervisor references (who have completed your
performance evaluation). Be prepared to attach a resume and letter of
interest that describes how your experience and qualifications are fitting
for this position. Please include the names and contact information from 3
supervisor references (who have completed your performance evaluation).
Submittal of your application materials before the first review date
guarantees consideration for the position. For questions regarding The UA
Careers application system contact: 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F
8-5). For questions about the Libraries or status of the posting, contact Ms.
Ellen Lawrence, Library – HR at 520-626-5971 or [log in to unmask]
The University of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative
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