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Job: Head of Digital

5.9.17 –  Head of Digital
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

 

The Chester Beatty Library is one of Ireland’s national cultural institutions. It contains a world famous collection of manuscripts, prints, miniature paintings, early printed books and objets d’art from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The Collection is principally focused on the written word and its associated painted and printed images.

Summary Job Purpose

The new position of Head of Digital is a key leadership position and provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced and creative professional to lead the digital department in the Library and to shape the way in which the Library reaches and engages its audiences via digital platforms within the Library and beyond its walls.

Reporting to the Director and a member of the Senior Management Team, the Head of Digital will supervise a team comprising of the Digital Curator, Photographic Services Assistant and two Digital Photographers. In association with these colleagues and the Library’s ICT Manager, Registrar and the Collections team, the Head of Digital will be ultimately responsible for the future digital direction and strategy of the Library, the creation of digital content and the development and management of this content to facilitate access to collections, increase online user numbers, and promote the Library’s aims, objectives and mission.

Application Instructions

To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience, together with a complete curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (mail, e-mail and telephone numbers) of three professional references to: Mary Corless Human Resources Manager Chester Beatty Library Dublin Castle Dublin 2 Ireland Or by email to: personnel@cbl.ie with “Head of Digital” in the subject line

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9 June 2017

Interviews will take place at the Chester Beatty Library on Monday 3 July 2017

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Internship: United Nations and UNCITRAL

3.29.17-  Library Internships
The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library, Vienna, Austria

The deadline for applying has been extended to April 6, 2017.

The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library would like to invite students and recent graduates of Library and Information Science programs to submit an application through the UN Careers website (https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx).

The UNOV Library provides full library and information services to the staff of the United Nations units and Permanent Missions in Vienna.  The collection focuses on issues related to drugs and crime, outer space affairs, as well as translation and interpretation. We also house an extensive collection of UN official documents and publications. More information is available at: http://www.unvienna.org/unov/library.html

The UNCITRAL Law Library serves the Secretariat and delegates of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. It houses one of the largest multi-lingual trade law collections in Europe. More information is available at: http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/publications/library.html

For both libraries, intern duties include assisting with reference and client services, collections maintenance, cataloguing and digitization projects.  Interns are required to have an excellent command of written and spoken English.  Working knowledge of other UN languages would be considered an asset.  In addition, experience or course work related to reference, cataloguing and/or special libraries is desirable. For the UNCITRAL Law Library, experience with legal materials or course work in law would be considered an asset.

Please note that the United Nations does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for travel, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions. The minimum duration of an internship is 2 months.

Interested candidates can find the internship opportunity posted on the UN Careers website at:

https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=75976

Kind regards,
Giovanna Gossage
Chief Librarian, United Nations Library Vienna
Vienna International Centre

 

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Job: Digital Preservation Process Administrator (2)

3.29.17 –  Digital Preservation Process Administrator (2 jobs)
Archives New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

Sarah P’s comments:  The deadline is in 2 days: March 31, 2107 (5 pm NZ time). Sorry, I was away traveling but wanted to post ASAP because there are two positions. Not sure what is happening but New Zealand but this is the third job listed in one year. That may not sound like much but is definitely a new trend and a chance to live in a fab country…

Type: Permanent (Two Positions available)

Hours: Full time

Location: Wellington

Business Group: Archives New Zealand

Branch: Information and Knowledge Services

Salary: $65,124 – $88,109

  • Preserve the digital memory of government
  • Administer the government digital archive
  • Build relationships in an evolving field
  • Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders.

Working with a small team your role will be critical in supporting the smooth transfer of digital information into the government digital archive and ensuring it is available for future generations.  Specifically, you will:

–        Manage business configuration settings for the digital preservation system

–        Manage the preservation system content according to business needs

–        Build and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders to further the effectiveness of the government digital archive

To succeed you must have:

–        Knowledge of digital preservation theory and best practice

–        Basic knowledge of scripting languages

–        Experience in maintaining and administering a major digital assets repository

–        Ability to communicate complex technical ideas in simple language

There are two positions available.  We welcome applications from people who are skilled and experienced in digital preservation, and those who have a basic knowledge in digital preservation and are looking for the opportunity to expand their skills.

If you want to join a team of smart, committed people who do some fairly spectacular work for New Zealand – then make sure you get in touch.

Applications close: 5PM, Friday 31 March 2017; NZ time

For more information please contact: Mike Chapman on mike.chapman@dia.govt.nz  or 027 570 2239

 

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Internships: Archivists (2)

2.2.17 – Archives Interns
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Geneva, Switzerland

Date of issue:02-02-2017

Closing date (Geneva time zone):16-02-2017
Duration:3 months each position

Background

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

Archives contribute to the organization in three main ways. They foster and facilitate: 1. Organizational Memory: as evidence of past actions, the archives can help to avoid duplication of effort by acting as sources of information on key issues or problems that the Federation faces again and again. 2. Historical Research: the archives are everyday business records that have been preserved, so they can give a researcher a closer look at the way the Federation operated in the past than any other source. 3. Accountability: the archives can be checked to ensure that the activities and responsibilities that have been entrusted to the Federation have been carried out as effectively as possible.

Job Purpose

The Federation is looking to hire two archival studies students for 13 weeks to work on archival arrangement and description projects. The projects will be suitable for students going into the second year of archives studies. The students must be able to read French, as some of the records are only in French. The students will have to work fairly independently, and often with limited supervision.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

– Appraise (in consultation with supervisor) records in storage to determine which should be transferred to the Archives.
– Arrange and describe the records, and enter the descriptions into a database.
– Assess the physical condition of the records and identify those requiring conservation treatment.
– Re-box and re-file the records.

Education

Completion of first year of archival studies.

Experience

Knowledge, skills and languages

Must be able to read French. Ability to speak French is useful but is not essential.

Competencies and values

Accountability Professionalism Teamwork Communication Innovation

Comments

Successful candidates could start April 24th or May 1st.

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Job:Senior Digital Archivist (short-term)

1.20.17 –  Senior Digital Archivist (short-term)
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond upon Thames, London, UK

Sarah P’s comments: Note who is eligible to apply:
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Job purpose:
Building on our award-winning experience in the preservation of digital records we have developed a Digital Records Infrastructure (DRI) to sustain our rapidly increasing digital collection. This system preserves a huge range of digital material in a wide variety of formats.You will be leading a small team that liaises with staff across The National Archives and with other government departments including high-profile inquiries, to ensure that all digital material in The National Archives’ custody meets the standards required for ingest and preservation in DRI, ensuring the security and integrity of the record throughout the process.

The nature of the work undertaken means that you will be required to undergo Security Check clearance.

Roles and responsibilities:
Management of the transfer of born-digital and digitised records into the DRI, which includes:

• Agreeing with other departments within The National Archives (Advice & Records Knowledge, Information Management, Transfer & Access, Programmes & Strategy, Cataloguing & Taxonomy, Digitisation Services, Licensing and Systems Development) the priority for transfer of digital records

• Planning and the allocation of resources within the Digital Preservation department to ensure the delivery of priority projects

• Agreeing with the Data Protection Officer and FoI Centre any restrictions to be applied to this data and managing the metadata to ensure that they are applied

• Agreeing with Systems Development, Cataloguing & Taxonomy and ARK any delivery requirements and making sure that these are met

• Development, continuous improvement and day-to-day management of the processes involved in the complex processing required for born-digital records; providing guidance and support to the Digital Archivist and Digital Archiving Assistant, to ensure that the records and associated metadata can be successfully ingested into the DRI

• Working closely with the Digital Preservation Services Manager, you will have responsibility for the identification, evaluation and resolution of technical issues relating to the transfer and ingest processes by engaging with, and influencing both internal and external stakeholders

• Working with Licensing and Digitisation Services to ensure digital preservation requirements are accurately embedded in digitisation contracts, and that the data and metadata produced by subsequent digitisation projects meets the required standards for successful ingest and preservation

• Support the Head of Digital Preservation in procurement activities using iPOS

• Ensuring the records and metadata for legacy born-digital records meet the required standards for successful ingest into DRI, and subsequent presentation on Discovery by managing, implementing and maintaining the operational procedures around the preparation of records for ingest into DRI

Representing The National Archives at high level meetings with other memory institutions and digital preservation experts to agree standards and approaches to digital preservation

Management of the advice and guidance produced by the Digital Preservation team, which includes ensuring that the guidance available on the website is kept up-to-date and that the guidance produced complements that provided by other departments across the organisation

Line management of 1 member of the Digital Preservation operational team:

• Providing direction, support and technical guidance in relation to the programme of work

• Ensuring an efficient service is offered to stakeholders; using effective decision-making skills to manage the work of the team in response to changing priorities and deadlines

• Responsibility for ensuring that the team deliver against agreed targets

• Ensuring ongoing development of team members through training, on the job learning and other appropriate interventions

Competencies

We’ll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • 1. High degree of knowledge of the principles of digital preservation, with demonstrable experience in the field of digital archiving
  • 2. Degree-level qualification, or equivalent experience, in Archives and Records Management, Information Science or Computing, with balancing experience in the other discipline
  • 3. Demonstrable understanding of digital file formats and experience of handling large volumes of data, plus a good understanding of the role of metadata in processing data in bulk
  • 4. Excellent ability to identify and analyse a broad range of business and technical issues, and to problem solve
  • 5. Strong oral and written communication skills, with an emphasis on being able to engage with non-technical and senior stakeholders to obtain effective outcomes
  • 6. Ability to work under pressure to achieve targets, and to manage competing requirements of multiple stakeholders (both internal and external), managing expectations and prioritising appropriately
  • 7. Strong team management / leadership skills and experience that includes a demonstrable commitment to development of self and team

Benefits

Generous benefits package, including pension, childcare vouchers, sports and social club facilities, onsite gym, subsidised staff restaurant and opportunities for training and development.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

In the event of a second sift stage the following desirable criteria may be taken into consideration:

• Experience of working with regular expressions

• Demonstrable skill in simple scripting such as Python, shell script or Batch scripting for Windows

Please include any information relating to these criteria in the skills section of the CV Form.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
For further information please contact the Recruitment Team on 02083925313

Further information:  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Job: College Archivist

1.15.17 –  College Archivist
Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK

POSTED: 3 JANUARY 2017

CLOSING: 10 FEBRUARY 2017

Applications are invited for the full-time role of College Archivist at Magdalen College, Oxford.  The appointee will join the Library & Archives team, reporting to the College Librarian, and will manage the College’s rich and diverse archive which is at the heart of the College’s heritage and academic life.  It is the responsibility of the College Archivist to ensure the development, efficient organisation, smooth running and security of the College’s varied archives dating from the twelfth century.  The appointee will be responsible for developing and implementing systems and procedures for the proper management of the College’s archives, ensuring that they are preserved and organised to the highest professional standards and embedded fully in the life of the College.  They will run a responsive and friendly archive which meets the needs of the College’s members, helps to project the College’s lively intellectual atmosphere, and engages with alumni and researchers at national and international levels.

Further details and the application form can be found below.

Further Particulars

Application Form (PDF version)

Application Form (Word version)

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Job: Archivist

1.14.17 –  Archivist (Term)
St George’s, University of London, UK

Salary:  £32,004 to £38,183 plus London Allowance of £2,976
Fixed Term, full time position
Closing Date:  Monday 16 January 2017
Interview Date:  Wednesday 01 February 2017
Reference:  862-16

                                                                                                                                                                     This post is Fixed-term for One Year (with the possibility for extension)

St George’s, University of London has a rich history waiting to be discovered and explored.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional Archivist to open up access to our collections which will provide a source for new research, not only about the history of the medical school, but also about the wider transformation in the teaching and practice of medicine.

You will be responsible for cataloguing and developing the collections (which include rare books), making use of your proven advocacy skills to promote access and use. You will enjoy the challenge of working under your own initiative and spotting opportunities for exploiting our heritage and engaging people in our history. To excel in this exciting role, you will have some experience of project management and of submitting bids for funding.
Applications for this post can only be processed if made through the SGUL website.

For further information about this position, and to apply, visit http://jobs.sgul.ac.uk.

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