The Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center is seeking a Digital Archivist who will oversee all aspects of digital asset management in the Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Reporting to the Head of the Medical Center Archives, the Digital Archivist will be responsible for collecting and managing all born-digital and digitized archival assets, including identifying and implementing the infrastructure and standards-based workflows needed to support digital asset accessioning, description, preservation, and access. The Digital Archivist will also establish protocols for the selection and digitization of analog archival material and will participate in processing, reference, and outreach activities.
The Medical Center Archives collects, organizes, and preserves the records of Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital dating to 1771, and makes these materials available for use by students, faculty, staff, and the general public. In this newly-created position within a premier medical center, the Digital Archivist will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues while spearheading new initiatives for digital preservation and access. The successful candidate is expected to align their work within an organization that prioritizes antiracism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and mentorship among its core values.
We are seeking a self-motivated candidate with strong project management skills and an ability to prioritize the various responsibilities this position entails. Candidates must have the ability to meet requirements for appointment at the academic rank of Assistant Archivist, including a record of professional achievement in research, scholarship, and service.
A complete job description can be found on our website and attached to this email. Interested parties are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Digital Archivist, Medical Center Archives” in the subject line by July 10, 2022.
A flier for the position can be found here.