Job Posting: Digital Asset Coordinator, Olin Library, Washington University, St. Louis MO

Reporting to the Head of Collection Management and Outreach for Special Collections, the Digital Asset Coordinator leads and oversees the development and execution of strategies for the management of digital assets for Special Collections. Such responsibilities include the planning, coordination, and implementation of workflows and policies for the accessioning, processing, description, and preservation of digital content, including born-digital records. The position also supports wider Library, Campus, and/or Community digital projects and initiatives by assisting in archiving digital content.

  • The Digital Asset Coordinator leads in the planning, coordination, and execution of effective and sustainable workflows for the management of Special Collections digital assets, including born-digital records. Responsibilities include accessioning, processing, access, and preservation of digital content. This position works collaboratively with curators, other staff, vendors, and/or researchers to coordinate and support Special Collections’ digital projects.
  • The Digital Asset Coordinator supports the archiving and preservation of Library, Campus, and/or Community digital projects and initiatives. This includes implementing tools and services such as Archive-It.
  • The Digital Asset Coordinator provides outreach, reference, and operational support to faculty, students, and researchers and works with Libraries staff and University departments to ensure proper stewardship and enhanced use of Libraries’ materials. This includes assistance with grants, patron services, and outreach events.
  • This Digital Asset Coordinator monitors advances in professional standards and systems for the management and preservation of digital content, exploring and proposing new technology and methods to meet archive and user needs when appropriate.
Required Qualifications

MLIS or Master’s degree in relevant field or appropriate professional certificate

  • Knowledge of archival standards, theory, and practice.
  • Experience with the creation, management, and preservation of digital assets including born-digital collections.
  • Experience with metadata standards relevant to archival control of digital collections materials and data such as DACS, EAD, MODS, TEI, MARC, and XML.
  • Experience with archives content management system and/or preservation system.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization and analytic skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications including Access
  • Familiarity with both MAC and PC
  • Familiarity with visual imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service
Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience working in an academic research library, ideally in an academic archives or special collections.

  • Prior experience using web archiving tools such as Archive-It. Digital Archives Specialist Certificate (DAS).
  • Familiarity with Archon, ArchivesSpace, Hydra, or Archivematica. Familiarity with SQL, HTML, and scripting languages preferred.

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