Job Posting: Digital Archivist, Princeton University

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The Digital Archivist will work at the Princeton University Library’s Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. This library houses the Princeton University Archives (current holdings of approximately 15,000 cubic feet) as well as a major collection of 20th-century public policy papers (current holdings of approximately 20,000 cubic feet).

Reporting to the Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, the Digital Archivist is dedicated to the processing, description, and preservation of University records in both digital and analog form. The Digital Archivist’s primary focus will be to participate in the continued development and evolution of an electronic records program at the Mudd Manuscript Library. This work will include developing, implementing, and executing processes enabling effective acquisition, appraisal, ingest, description, preservation, access to and security of born-digital and hybrid archival collections acquired by the University Archives. The archivist will be expected to remain current with emerging standards and professional best practices and be able to manage complex projects. The Digital Archivist will be integrated into the functions of the Library and the Mudd Library Technical Services Unit. The position will participate in the archival processing, accessioning, and reference programs of the Mudd Manuscript Library and contribute to work relating to development and evaluation of infrastructure for digital archives, access systems and tools, digitization, and related technical issues. This position also works with a variety of stakeholders, including archivists and librarians, developers, IT staff, and donors, and will supervise the work of student assistants.

Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin June 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs .

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