Tag Archives: digital archives

Job Opportunity: Digital Archivist – Jacob’s Pillow: Becket, MA

Job TitleDigital Archivist
CompanyJacob’s Pillow
LocationBecket, MA
Posting Websitehttps://www.jacobspillow.org/employment/
Required Experience • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or related field.
• Two years of experience working with digital collections in a library or archival setting.
• Experience implementing and maintaining Digital Asset Management systems.
• Familiarity with digitization standards (hardware and software) for analog media (audiovisual, photographic materials, documents, etc.) and/or experience working with digitization vendors.
• Knowledge of library information technology standards, protocols, issues, and trends—particularly in relation to digitization, digital asset management, digital format sustainability, digital preservation, normalization/migration, and preservation metadata standards and schemas.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and accessibility with experience enacting those values in a library or archives setting.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Overseeing the preservation of all digital objects in the Jacob’s Pillow Archives. 
• Managing the appraisal of digital objects and facilitating the ingestion of archival digital materials into the Jacob’s Pillow Archives.
• Cataloguing digital objects in Collective Access—Jacob’s Pillow’s content management system.
• Facilitating digital reference and online engagement resources
Application Instructions:To view the full description and apply, please visit: https://www.jacobspillow.org/employment/

SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Julie Rudder

We’re thrilled to round out the roster for this year’s  amazing instructors for the 2017 Summer Educational Institute. We know you’ve been keeping up with our highlights, so without further ado…

We’re happy to introduce Julie Rudder, Repository Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Libraries. Julie will be co-leading this year’s SEI Un-conference, along with Justin Schell, Will Shaw and Laura Fu. If you haven’t experienced an Un-conference or a THATcamp before, it’s YOUR chance to bring your questions, topics of interest, and queries to the group. You’ll have the SEI instructors, SEI co-chairs, and all of your peers to workshop topics and questions. Is there something that has really been bugging you at work, something that would be perfect for SEI but isn’t on the curriculum?  Bring it to the Un-conference! Or maybe something comes up during the week at one of the workshops – jot it down and remember it at the Un-conference!


Julie Rudder

Did you know?

In her role as Repository Librarian, Julie Rudder manages the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), which preserves, shares, and promotes the scholarly work from UNC, Chapel Hill.  Julie works with others in the library to manage the CDR’s technical development, content management and stakeholder relationships, acquiring UNC digital materials and ensuring it is accessible, searchable and safe from alteration within CDR’s digital archives. One of her projects is to define and implement infrastructure and services in support of UNC’s Open Access Policy.

Prior to this position she was the Digital Initiatives Project Manager at Northwestern University Library where she managed major technical development projects for the library’s repository system. She served as Product Owner for the Avalon Media System, a collaborative project between Northwestern University Library and Indiana University Libraries.

Register for SEI to benefit from her knowledge directly!

If you missed our announcements about these stellar instructors, hop on over to http://seiworkshop.org, where you can read about them, SEI, find a Statement of Inclusivity, register, and much more.

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation(VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI 2017 only has a FEW SPOTS LEFT. Register by June 1st!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and Follow us on Facebook

See you in North Carolina!

Job Posting: Photograph Processor and Cataloger, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

Job Summary:

The Photograph Processor and Cataloger works primarily under the direction of the Photograph Archivist with additional supervision from the Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian. The Processor and Cataloger identifies, organizes, processes, inventories, and files photographic gifts and special collections. The Processor and Cataloger also processes photograph duplication orders and assists the Photograph Archivist and Photograph Curator in general upkeep and various projects relating to the Photograph Archive. In addition, the Processor and Cataloger catalogs recently digitized materials, conducts research as needed, performs data cleanup of existing records, and develops and maintains taxonomies of subject and genre heading

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify, organize, process, inventory, and file photographic gifts and special collections.
  • Catalog images in Digital Image Gallery and AdLib.
  • Create InMagic and AdLib database records for collection processing.
  • Assist Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian with cleanup and other special projects related to data migration.
  • Process photograph duplication orders for library patrons, which includes working with Digital Studio, completing necessary forms and invoices, and refiling original photographs.
  • Conduct research related to cataloging and authority records.
  • Download digital images from current films, under supervision of Photograph Archivist.
  • Assist with department projects and general departmental upkeep.
  • Handle photographic and other archival materials with care, according to in-house guidelines.


  • A master’s degree in library or information science or a master’s degree in Moving Image Archive Studies or significant progress toward either degree.
  • Experience cataloging in a digital asset management system or relevant coursework.
  • Knowledge of American film history, with a broad awareness of major film artists.
  • Ability to identify a variety of photographic processes and media.
  • Understanding of proper handling of photographic and archival materials.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with varying degrees of knowledge of archival theory and practice.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good penmanship and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift and move moderately heavy boxes to and from high shelving.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie related organization, composed of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

Full post: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1409255&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

Job Posting: Community Archivist, StoryCorps, NYC


The StoryCorps’ Community Archivist is a critical member of the Recording & Archive Department, which is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of StoryCorps’ recording process and assuring the integrity and accessibility of StoryCorps’ archive of over 65,000 born-digital audio interviews.

The Community Archivist takes a lead role in developing, planning, and implementing training sessions for staff and regularly provides individual feedback and support. The Community Archivist is responsible for the transfer and review of interview materials and delivering interview materials to local, regional, and national archive partners.

StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of participants of all background and beliefs, and the Community Archivist will support interdepartmental efforts to ensure StoryCorps’ archive is inclusive of diverse voices. In addition, the Community Archivist will play an essential role as StoryCorps continues to expand public access to the StoryCorps Archive. Candidates with experience developing and sustaining outreach partnerships with diverse/underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Here’s what you’ll do as a part of our team:

The Community Archivist will:

  • Manage the life cycle of StoryCorps’ digital and physical assets, including born-digital audio and photos, physical paperwork, and electronic databases
  • Create archive and database-specific training curricula and assist in the training of new staff on archival processes
  • Support and evaluate over 25 field staff on archival and recording work through regular written reports that providing essential feedback on data entry and audio and photographic standards
  • Coordinate formation of Community Archives and other content-sharing partnerships with organizations across the country, including assembling and delivering materials, and overseeing the drafting and signing of content-sharing agreements
  • Support the development of the StoryCorps online archive
  • Support StoryCorps’ mission by participating in various organization-wide planning committees and interdepartmental teams
  • Promote the StoryCorps Archive through internal and external events, conference presentations, and more
  • Perform other duties to support the Recording & Archive department, as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field; or Bachelor’s degree plus equivalent relevant work experience
  • Experience working in Mac OS platform, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to contribute to problem-solving activities
  • Demonstrated ability to function exceptionally in a rapidly growing and fast-paced work 
environment and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong organizational skills and an impeccable attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Belief and interest in the mission of StoryCorps
  • Cultural competence and the ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people


  • 2 years experience processing digital assets and related materials
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish (strongly preferred)
  • Experience working with audiovisual materials (strongly preferred)
  • Familiarity with digital audio recording and photography techniques
  • Experience working closely with underserved communities in an outreach capacity
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated training experience

If you want to help us change the world, apply today!

Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@storycorps.org and include your last name and the position title in the subject line: for example, “Jones – Community Archivist.” Include your cover letter and resume as attachments titled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2016

Full post: http://staging.storycorps.org/jobs/community-archivist

Job Post: Digital Archives Coordinator, the Luminato Festival, Toronto

The original post can be found here:


To support the Interactive Marketing Manager and work closely with all members of the Luminato Festival Marketing and Communications team to ensure the successful execution of the 2016 Festival. The Interactive Marketing Coordinator will assist with the execution of overall Interactive Marketing strategy and monitor media content of interactive and social media channels.


• Upload images, videos and related files to a digital repository
• Apply descriptive metadata tagging system using an indexing database: identify featured artists, photographers, videographers, and related keywords
• Assist with developing standards and workflows for cataloguing process
• Develop user-friendly guide on how to use the database and provide training to staff
• Assist with fulfilling media requests for photos
• Troubleshoot technical issues surrounding import and export of digital items and associated metadata



Key Competencies

• Strong understanding of metadata standards and archival theory and practice
• Knowledge of digital file formats and specifications
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently with minimum supervision
• Superb organization skills with strong attention to detail
• Ability to meet deadlines


• Degree (or pursuing a degree or coursework) in Information and Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies, or related fields
• Experience cataloguing digital resources with databases and asset management systems

I thought it didn’t have much detail, so I asked the Luminato staff for some more information. Here goes:

The job: Ideally full-time contract for 2-3 months (starting January 2016). This is negotiable, i.e. the contract can be extended for longer if it’s done in part-time hours.

The location: Work is expected to be done on-site at the Luminato offices. However, some work may be done remotely; again, this is negotiable.

The tech: The collection comprises photo, video, and audio; a CMS or DAM hasn’t been chosen yet, but Luminato would like to aggregate content from various locations into one system, likely cloud-based. (Hence the remote work.)

The salary: “Coordinator” status at the organization generally indicates a FTE salary in the $30,000-40,000 range, which would be pro-rated in the event of part-time hours.

The work: The contract doesn’t start for a few months, but the organization hopes to have someone hired before the holidays. The platform may still not be chosen by the time the contract starts, and the chosen candidate may have the opportunity to influence the workflows and procedures, depending on their skill-set.