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Archivist and Digital Collections Curator

  • Post Date:November 20, 2019
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  • Employer Name The University of the Arts
Job Description

University Libraries

REPORTS TO: Directorfor Library Operations

SUMMARY: TheArchivist and Digital Collections Curator organizes and preserves materialsthat tell the story of the University of the Arts. They oversee, plan, andconduct development, maintenance, and implementation of procedures for archivalprocessing and organization of the University Archives, including digitalprojects. They develop and implement policies and procedures for theorganization and preservation of the intellectual and artistic output of theUniversity, through the UArts Digital Collections institutional repository.

Essential Duties& Responsibilities:

– Appraises, acquires, accessions, describes, arranges, surveys, and preserves permanent records in the University           – Archives to accepted archival standards.
– Keeps Director for Library Services informed of priorities for inventory and processing.
– Creates finding aids for archival collections.
– Ensures compliance with the university’s Records Retention Policy.
– Records statistics and maintains monthly statistical reports.
– Appraises, acquires, describes, organizes, and preserves items in the UArts Digital Collections to accepted digital stewardship standards.
– Collaborates with academic and administrative departments to identify materials for preservation and to aid departments’ internal organization efforts.
– Keeps Director for Library Operations informed of priorities for digitization and processing.
– Serves on the Digital Collections Group (DCG) library committee
– Creates online exhibits of institutional repository and digitized archival materials.
– Records statistics and maintains monthly statistical reports.
– Answers UArts history and archival questions; adds archival material to University Libraries social media accounts.
– Assists academic and administrative departments in identifying and using archival and institutional repository material.
– Participates in the Libraries’ instructional program.
– Provides reference assistance.
– Provides coverage of the circulation desk as needed or at regularly scheduled shifts.
– Provides instruction and assistance in the use of collections and equipment.
– Supervises student assistants doing data entry and processing.


The abovestatements are intended to describe the general nature and level of workperformed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, andthe essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.

Education &Experience:

·        – ·        – Knowledge of standards and best practices in archives management and digital stewardship is required.

  • – Experience creating and editing records in archival content management and institutional repository systems is required.
  • – Experience creating online exhibits or other web-based presentation of materials is preferred.
  • – Knowledge of and experience in processing of archival materials and creation of finding aids is required.
  • – Ability to bend and repeatedly reach for and lift boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs is required.
  • – Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively is required.
  • – Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, are required.

    University of the Arts mission is simple: toadvance human creativity.  A leader in developing visual and performingartists and designers, University of the Arts has educated generations ofinnovative artists, performers, designers and creative leaders since 1876. UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success intoday’s society.  After being granted university status in 1987,University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in thenation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music,dance, theater and writing.  It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors,30 minors, 15 graduate programs, and the nation’s first PhD program inCreativity. UArts is home to innovative centers across disciplines, includingthe Philadelphia Art Alliance, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, and the new Center forImmersive Media launching in November 2019.  Our nearly 1,900 studentsstudy and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of theArts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds ofgalleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues. Learn more about UArts.TO APPLY: Interested,qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to theHuman Resources Department via email to [email protected]. Please ensure job title is inthe Subject line.

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