Digital Collections Archivist/Project Manager

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Job Description

The Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) at Indiana University is accepting applications for Digital Collections Archivist/Project Manager. This is a full-time, professional staff position located on the Bloomington campus. The AAAMC reports to the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and is classified as an extra-systems library.

Job Summary: Working collaboratively with the Director and Head of Collections for the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC), the Digital Collections Archivist/Project Manager is responsible for planning, implementing and/or supervising digitization projects pertaining to legacy collections, and managing born-digital audio, video, image and text collections. This work involves appraisal and preparation of analog time-based media materials for reformatting; evaluating proposed acquisitions of born-digital collections and developing procedures for the migration, description, and management of files; managing access to digital/online collections; managing digital imaging projects; and assisting with and providing administrative support for AAAMC projects including publications, website development and maintenance, public programming and services.

REQUIRED: Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences or a Master’s degree in Archival Studies or equivalent advanced degree; two years relevant work experience in a library or archive.

Experience with software/hardware applications used in managing and accessing digital collections. Knowledge of metadata encoding and descriptive standards (Dublin Core, EAD, DACS, XML, MARC 21).

Knowledge of best practices, emerging trends and technologies in the archival field, including those related to time-based media preservation and access. Excellent research, writing, editing, and communication skills. Excellent organizational, supervisory, and strategic management skills. Ability to lift boxes weighing 25 lbs.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in music, ethnomusicology, African American studies, or related field. Knowledge of African American music. Experience encoding EAD finding aids. Experience with digital audio and video recording equipment and media editing software such as Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Audition/Premiere. Experience with metadata extraction tools and digital asset management technology. Experience with digital imaging software and hardware.

How to Apply

View the complete job description (#12616) and apply on line at

Applications accepted until December 4, 2014, or until position is filled.

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