University of Texas
To provide support to LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections in the implementation of post-custodial archival initiatives.
- Support the implementation of post-custodial projects at partner sites in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.
- Build and maintain relationships with post-custodial partners and project stakeholders. Develop workflows and conduct training in best practices for digitization and metadata in support of post-custodial initiatives.
- Review archival material received from partners and oversee quality control of images and metadata; ingest to the Latin American Digital Initiatives digital repository (https://ladi.lib.utexas.edu/); and preservation workflows.
- Support management of the grant “Cultivating a Post-Custodial Archival Community”, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Document decision-making, workflows, and processes. Assist with grant writing, statistical tracking, program evaluation, and report writing.
- Strengthen knowledge of archival and digital curation best practices through observation, training, personal skill-building, and professional development.
- Engage with the UTL and broader professional community through participation in professional committees, informal learning groups, conference presentations, and/or other comparable activities.
- Support the development of digital infrastructure and strategy at the Benson, including accession, quality control, description, ingest, and preservation of digital materials.
- Work with UT Libraries to provide online access to archival materials.
- Assist Benson Collection archivists and the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Coordinator with related activities as needed.
- Master’s degree in library science or equivalent.
- Professional working proficiency in Spanish, including written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of Latin American history and culture.
- Willingness and ability to learn new technical skills.
- Knowledge of digitization and metadata standards for digital objects.
- Familiarity with archival collections and best practices related to arrangement and description.
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Outstanding attention to detail and thoroughness.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
- Demonstrated creative problem-solving abilities, initiative, perseverance, and intellectual curiosity.
- Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
- Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
- Professional working proficiency in Portuguese.
- Availability for international travel.
- Experience working with digital repositories.
- Knowledge of digital asset management tools and techniques, including batch processes for image manipulation, derivative generation, file renaming, etc (Adobe Bridge, Lightroom, and Photoshop; command-line processes such as ImageMagick and FFmpeg; Python).
- Knowledge of metadata transformation and remediation tools and techniques for batch creation and manipulation of metadata (e.g. Excel, Oxygen, OpenRefine, XSLT, and/or scripting languages).
- Knowledge of linked data best practices and standards (RDF, SPARQL).
- Knowledge of digital preservation best practices.
- Experience creating and managing projects.
To apply, send in your most recently updated resume or CV, three work references with their contact information with at least one reference should from a supervisor, and a letter of interest. The starting salary is $50,000 a year and can be higher depending on qualifications
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