posted November 24, 2014 2:01 PM
About Roger Williams University:
Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence, and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation's greenest universities by The Princeton Review.
Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.
Reporting to and under the direction of the University Archivist, the Archives and Metadata Specialist supports the work of the University Archives and Web and Digital Services by preparing content for archival and special collections in all formats and creating metadata and finding aids to these collections for content retrieval.
This is a part-time PSSA union position.
Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
1. Archives Assistant Duties:
- Accession and process print and digital collections including organizing and appraising materials and setting priorities for further description.
- Create finding aids and catalog records to support the description and retrieval of content in archival and special collections.
- Contribute to the preparation and installation of exhibits through research and documentation.
- Assist with digitization projects by providing metadata for access and discovery.
- Assist with the conservation of materials including repair of physical objects and books.
2. Metadata Duties:
- Assist in managing the workflow associated with the library's digital asset management program.
- Perform original item level cataloging of visual images in compliance with established guidelines and data standards to create descriptive image metadata.
- Perform associated authority work using various digital and print authority sources to ensure that the information attached to the image is in a standard descriptive form.
- Evaluate the quality of images and select those appropriate for digitization.
- Assist in training and supervision of student assistants in the Archives.
Contribute to the ongoing projects of the Digital Content Management group. Participate in staff development activities, and library committees and task forces. Collaborate with Digital Imaging Technologist on image quality control. Report production and usage statistics as needed. Keep current with new technologies related to archival and image collections. Assist with maintenance of the digital asset management system. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. One to two years of experience in libraries and/or archives working with metadata. Working knowledge of metadata cataloging standards and systems (e.g. VRA Core, Dublin Core, EAD), digital asset management systems and digital repositories.
Demonstrated computing skills and efficiency utilizing complex computing applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, ArtStor's Shared Shelf, and Cloud-based storage solutions.
College-level course work in art, art history, or architectural history. Demonstrated knowledge of digitization processes and workflows.
At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.
Please apply online at http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=55055 and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.