Job: Digital Scholarship & Archives Manager

9/18/15 – Digital Scholarship and Archives Manager
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Sarah P’s comments: The past two years have seen more international archivist positions listed and many more positions in general in Asia rather than the Middle East.  This is not surprising given the rise in the Asian economy and the downward trend of oil prices however it is still interesting to note.  There have been three library positions listed in the past year in Kowloon but this is the first from this particular University.


Reporting to the Head of Systems and Digital Services, the appointee will be responsible for developing and managing the University Archives and Special Collections; and initiating and coordinating digital scholarship projects.

The appointee will be responsible for appraising, acquiring, arranging and preserving Library’s special collections and University records of enduring value, and providing access to these materials; planning and developing departmental policies and practices; performing outreach and promotional work; organizing exhibitions and gallery talks; and training and supervising staff.  He/She will also be launching digital scholarship services in collaboration with faculty and partners, and managing digital projects, including building new digital collections, creating metadata, and developing web services.  The appointee will also serve on committees and task forces; and participate in library-wide projects and activities as needed.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in library science or a doctorate degree in a subject discipline; knowledge and experiences in archives and special collection administration, electronic records management, and digitization projects implementation preferably in academic libraries; knowledge of archival standards, practice, and theory; excellent communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills; strong technical skills; be able to outreach and partner with administrative and academic units; be highly motivated and proactive with multi-task ability; and be able to serve as a team leader. (Duration: 2 or 3 years, renewable)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.  A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure
In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Sunday, 11 October 2015.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission.  We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.


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