Applications are now being accepted for two new professional positions
at Tufts University’s Digital Collections and Archives in Medford,
Massachusetts: Records Archivist and Digital Collections Specialist.
These are permanent positions, funded to start July 1, 2007.
The Records Archivist plays a key role in the DCA’s records management
and archival processing activities. She/he has primary responsibility
for accessioning both physical and digital collection material and
facilitating the management of collection documentation files for the
DCA. With the University Records Manager (URM), the Records Archivist
assists in educating university offices about proper records management
and compliance with the University Records Policy. In consultation with
the Archivist for Reference and Collections (ARC), the Records Archivist
also processes university records collections according to departmental
standards, and researches and writes record creator histories.
Digital Collections Specialist
The Digital Collections Specialist plays a key role in the preparation
and management of the DCA’s digital collections. Digital Object creation
and management responsibilities include: digital capture of image, text,
audio, and video content; transformation of born digital objects;
generating derivative datastreams for objects; migrating objects to
current DCA standards; and assisting in the preparation of objects and
metadata for ingest to the TDR. Metadata creation and management
responsibilities include: cataloging objects in collections management
database according to departmental standards and best practices;
generating object metadata; generation of EAD finding aids; and
assisting in management of the collections management database. The
Digital Collections Specialist will also participate in departmental
work on new workflow development, new object types, and assist in
drafting procedures and other documentation.
About the Digital Collections and Archives
Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) is the steward of the
University’s permanently valuable records and collections created in any
format, ensuring their permanent preservation and accessibility. The DCA
supports the Tufts Digital Repository and Tufts Digital Library, the
University-wide Records Management Program, and the University Archives
and Manuscript Collections. As a central library, the DCA serves all
schools and divisions of the University. Working with the school
libraries and other stakeholders, the office sets the standards and
creates the procedures necessary to acquire, manage, and provide access
to digital material it collects.
For details on these opportunities go to:
You will be redirected to the HR recruiting center. Click on Search All
Jobs, and then do a keyword search for archives to find the full
descriptions and instructions on how to apply.
Please note that all applications must be received via the online system.