The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 ITS will perform scheduled maintenance starting at 6:30 am CT and ending by 7:30 am CT. The document upload and download features in the Job Application will be unavailable during this time.
This posting is Deleted

Librarian - Digital Archivist

Hiring department Briscoe Center
Monthly salary $3,706
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-08-24-01-0083
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Occasional evening and weekend hours. Must be able to lift 50lb boxes.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To supervise and participate in creating digital content while managing and preserving a growing body of digital assets

Essential Functions

Preserve, describe, and provide access to primary source digital materials, both born digital and digital content created in house. Develop processes for archiving and preserving digital material that exist on email, websites, social media as well as material residing on current or legacy formats. Prepare digital content with rigorous attention to metadata creation and oversee digitization operations and workflows. Work with staff to develop a digital repository for assets, participate in collections development, donor relations, assessments, and acquisition. Participate in reference desk rotation, assist in transferring archival collections to the Center, with some occasional travel as needed. Deliver digital content to external discovery and delivery mechanisms in collaboration with the Center's web team. Assist with the research and implementation of information architecture and emerging technologies.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Masters degree in Information Science, Information Studies, or Masters in History with a concentration in archival enterprise. Strong knowledge of forensic technologies used by archival communities for harvesting, managing, and preserving digital material. Knowledge of current trends, tools, and protocols in digital archiving and preservation. Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to archival collections. Experience in designing and managing complex projects. Experience working collaboratively with staff. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified archivist designation. Experience planning and managing a digital preservation program. At least two years working with digital material in an archival setting. Experience supervising staff. Experience working in a Drupal and Islandora environment.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Work around molds and dust.

Return to top of page