Job Details

Texas State University
  • Position Number: 4425861
  • Location: San Marcos, TX
  • Position Type: Libraries

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Digital Archivist

Job Number: 2023729

Location: San Marcos

Department: University Libraries

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full Time

Monthly Salary: $5,000.00 + Commensurate with Experience

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • 2 years of experience with digital archives, preservation, or life-cycle planning.
  • Experience with and understanding of international preservation standards and best practices.
  • Experience with relevant technologies and software used in digital archiving and preservation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience in digital curation, collection development, and/or managing digital repositories.
  • Strong understanding of metadata standards and schemas, with experience in applying them to digital materials.
  • Familiarity with Python or other computer programming languages.
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues related to digital collections.
  • SAA Digital Archives Specialist certificate.

Job Description:
The Digital Archivist will play a critical role in managing and preserving our digital collections to ensure their long-term accessibility and usability. The Digital Archivist will be responsible for creating and implementing digital preservation plans, engaging in digital curation and collection development, providing guidance on metadata for digital materials, and supporting access to Texas State's digital collections.

Job Duties:
  • Develops and implements digital preservation plans and strategies, including assessing risks, identifying preservation priorities, and executing preservation actions for both digitized and born-digital materials.
  • Analyzes, researches, and improves digital preservation workflows to ensure long-term care for born digital and digitized materials.
  • Engages in digital curation and collection development, evaluating potential acquisitions, assessing copyright and intellectual property issues, and making recommendations regarding the inclusion or exclusion of digital materials.
  • Identifies collections, records, and items with digital preservation needs and implements effective solutions to ensure their long-term viability.
  • Facilitates access to digital collections in collaboration with other Digitization and Preservation staff.
  • Works with content stewards to prepare legacy digital content for preservation and access.
  • Consults on metadata for digital materials, applying appropriate schemas, standards, and controlled vocabularies to enhance discoverability and access.
  • Provides training and outreach on digital archiving best practices, metadata standards, and preservation techniques to library staff, faculty, and researchers as needed.
  • Engages with the larger digital preservation community to keep abreast of emerging strategies, share expertise, exchange knowledge, and contribute to the advancement of the field of digital archiving.

Additional Information to Applicants:

Job Open Date: 07/24/2023

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:
You will be required to electronically attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references to your application.

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Why work @ Texas State?
Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, youll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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