Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist, Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
posted December 18, 2013 4:14 PM
Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, outgoing person to fill the position of Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist. This position is a rotating 60/40 split between digital curation and oral history. The position will coordinate and manage born-digital manuscripts and archival records as well as plan, manage and implement oral history projects. The successful candidate must be committed to public service and have the ability to work as an effective member of a team.
Reporting to the College Archivist, the Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist creates workflows and trains Special Collections staff on tools, policies, and procedures related to access, and processing of Rauner Library's digital collections. The position also coordinates the appraisal, ingest, and delivery of electronic records and media across Rauner Library collecting areas and oversees the collection of web content related to Dartmouth College and related areas of collecting
When the oral history program is engaged in active projects the Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist works with College Archivist and the members of the Oral History Advisory Committee to identify and develop new projects and directions for the program. During the project, the position is responsible for identifying narrators, conducting oral history interviews, managing the processing of oral history media as well as managing student employees.
The Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist also performs outreach activities related to oral history program, which may include working to integrate the oral history program into the curriculum and assist classes engaged in the use of oral history methods. As with all positions in Rauner Library, the Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist provides reference service in the Special Collections reading room on a regular basis to a diverse community of users.
The successful candidate must hold a master's in Library and information Sciences or an equivalent graduate degree. An archival concentration within a master program is preferred. Experience or training in oral history, as well as experience or training in the management of electronic records and media, is essential for this position. The successful candidate will also need good editorial skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of archival standards, theory, and practice, working knowledge of the issues surrounding electronic record-keeping systems and standards, and the ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
Dartmouth College is a highly selective undergraduate college with distinguished graduate schools of Business, Engineering, Medicine and 20 graduate programs in the Arts and Sciences. Dartmouth has remained at the forefront of American higher education since 1769. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries distributed across various academic centers, house the 2.8 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library's mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.
For the complete job description and to apply online, go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/22409