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Sarah Lawrence College

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:16 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Associate Archivist and Digital Preservation Manager (Full-time)
(March 5, 2019)

Job Description:

The Associate Archivist and Digital Preservation Manager reports to the College Archivist. As Associate Archivist, supports the College Archivist in collection management and processing of archival collections. Under the guidance of the College Archivist, the Digital Preservation Manager provides leadership on digital collections standards and practices by establishing best practices and effective workflows and systems for preserving, processing, and providing access to digital resources.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • assisting with accessions process for both paper and digital records
  • assisting with transfer, storage, and disposition of inactive records
  • recording oral histories as necessary
  • processing of new and existing unprocessed collections including description and arrangement
  • processing of digital assets with long-term historical value
  • assisting with digital initiatives
  • processing digital acquisitions
  • digitizing material upon request
  • creation of online exhibits
  • applying long-term preservation techniques for digital materials
  • establishing of best practices and effective workflows and systems for born-digital materials
  • identifying digital assets to be collected
  • acquisition, ingest, processing, and preserving born-digital materials
  • managing Archive-It collection
  • assisting with maintenance of social media outlets
  • Supervises student assistants
  • Providing reference services for internal and external requests


  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) in history, archives, museum, library, or special collections.
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working as an archivist.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation best practices and current technologies.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exercise initiative and good judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated awareness of patron archival procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively with faculty, staff, students, and the general public in their research endeavors.
  • Must be detailed-oriented, congenial, patient, self starter, and reliable.
  • Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications and computing applications for scanning.
  • Must be able and willing to lift up to 40 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLIS/MA degree from an ALA-accredited program with a specialization in archives OR equivalent combination of education and work in archives or manuscripts environment.
  • Experience using or managing one or more of the following software tools: Digital Commons, Archivists’ Toolkit, and Archive-It.
  • Experience working in the archives of a college or university.


Hiring range is low $50,000s depending on qualifications and experience. Competitive benefits package.

Apply online: https://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1200

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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