Job Opportunity: Digital Archivist, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

via mfah.org

Original job posting available here.
Position Available at the MFAH

Title: Digital Archivist
Status: Accepting Applications
Location: Rosine Building, a non-smoking facility
Reports To: Archives Director
Pay Type: Salaried, Exempt, Full Time, 35 hours/week
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Education
Benefits: Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible Compensation Plan, Paid Time Off, Reserve Time Off, Holiday Pay, Museum Membership and Discounts
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Job Code: 14-053ARC

Responsibilities:

• The Digital Archivist is responsible for the MFAH Archives digitization program of textual, photographic, architectural, and audio-visual materials

• The Digital Archivist serves on the Electronic Record Archive implementation team

• Oversees digitization of archival materials, creates and color-corrects sub-masters, and creates access copies

• Primarily responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of legacy equipment.

• Responsible for description of a/v collection

• Responsible for the exportation of data from collection management system.

• Will assist with migration of EAD finding aids

• Assists with the accessioning, arrangement and description of the MFAH´s institutional records and manuscript collections in electronic form

• Monitors digitization and ingestion workflows

• Keeps abreast of best practices and standards

• Provides training to staff and volunteer

• Provides reference service to professional staff and scholarly public


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of image technical metadata required

• Knowledge of a/v wrappers and codecs required

• Strong command of archival theory and best practices required

• Demonstrated knowledge of principles of content description

• Demonstrated familiarity with MARC, EAD and DACS required

• Demonstrated familiarity with OAIS Reference model and TRAC principles
required

• Significant knowledge of ingestion and preservation tools for born-digital records, specifically disk imaging tools, write blockers, file format authenticators, metadata extractors, and checksum generators

• Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Ability to think creatively required

• Familiarity with PREMIS

• Knowledge of emerging standards such as linked data and semantic web development, specifically FAST, highly desirable

• Familiarity with RDA, EAC-CPF and METS preferred


Education and Experience:

• Masters in Archival Studies, Library and Info Science, History or equivalent degree required

• Two or more years of professional archival experience with similar duties required

• Experience overseeing digitization and volunteer projects strongly preferred

• Experience writing documentation and conducting presentations and training
strongly preferred

• Experience validating EAD finding aids strongly preferred

• Experience with born-digital records archiving and trustworthy digital repository strongly preferred

• Experience with developing, utilizing and documenting workflows strongly preferred

• Experience acquiring and maintaining legacy equipment for accessing obsolete a/v and digital formats strongly preferred

• Art history background strongly preferred. Experience in museum setting highly desirable.

• DAS coursework highly desirable

• Experience providing reference service and processing records preferred

• ACA certification preferred

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