Digital Preservation Specialist
Wellesley College

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Job Posting Title
Digital Preservation Specialist

Job Description Summary
Admin Exempt

Job Description

Digital Preservation Specialist

As a member of the Library Collections team and under the direction of the Assistant Director for Discovery Services, the Digital Preservation Specialist is responsible for the continued operation of a library-wide, comprehensive preservation and digitization program. Responsible for overseeing preservation, conservation and digitization efforts for Archives, Special Collections and the general collections. Manages the preservation activities for the Libraries' unique digital content. Responsible for disaster planning and recovery, environmental monitoring, and exhibition preparation activities. Assists with management of the digitization lab and services.

Primary Duties:

Work with the Assistant Director for Discovery Services to maintain a library-wide preservation and digitization program.

Establish goals, set priorities and objectives for the continued preservation and conservation of the physical collections of Wellesley College.

Collaborate with the Assistant Director for Discovery Services and others on digital preservation planning that focuses on all phases of the digital life cycle, in order to ensure long-term access to the Libraries' unique digitized and born-digital content.

Serve as the platform manager for the Libraries' digital preservation system.

Manage activities around conservation, digitization, and overall preservation of materials from Archives, Special Collections and general collections based on current archival and conservation practices. This includes the coordination of preservation, conservation and digitization outsourcing, environmental monitoring of collections, and disaster response and recovery.

Assist in the supervision of a team of student staff in digitization and preservation activities.

Oversee preparation of library materials as needed for exhibits or exhibitions.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in a relevant field and 3-5 years of equivalent experience.

In-depth knowledge of preservation and digitization standards such as OAIS, PREMIS, and NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation, and an understanding of emerging trends.

Experience with digital preservation tools such as BitCurator, Archivematica, BagIt, and Archive-It.

Experience with the development and management of digitization workflows.

Knowledge of physical conservation methods and treatments and experience with book repair.

Experience or training in the handling of rare and fragile paper-based materials.

Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a team.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.

Excellent organization skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments/projects.

Worker Sub-Type

Time Type
Full time

EEO Statement

At Wellesley, we embrace and honor difference and diversity. We believe the best ideas-the best solutions-draw on a range of voices, perspectives, and experiences.As a college, and as a community, we are dedicated to assuring that all members for the Wellesley community have an equal opportunity to flourish.

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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