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DIGITAL ARCHIVIST

Home-based

  • Organization: KAICIID
  • Location: Home-based
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-12

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Consultancy for

 

DIGITAL ARCHIVIST

Location: Home-based

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING

This is a joint project between the Communications Department and Organizational Support Services, aiming at cataloging and archiving all video and audio material available in the Communications Department since the establishment of the Centre.

FUNCTIONS

Under the supervision of the IT Officer, OSS and in close collaboration with the Public Affairs Officer (focal point for Multimedia), the selected candidate will provide:

  1. Propose methodologies, practices, workflows and standards for sustainable and secure digital archiving, ensuring the quality of the digital asset management (DAM) solution for both born-digital objects and objects that become digital over time (images, videos, and other media);
  2. Prepare the technical metadata (checksum, creation, modification and last access dates, file formats, file sizes, etc.) of files in the institutional repository for transfer to preservation repository;
  3. Migrate, tag, name, and add metadata for digital assets, organizing the digital assets in a central location, ensure version control, access rights, and retrieval procedures;
  4. Draft a digital archiving strategy/asset ingestion protocol to be implemented once approved guiding the use of the Canto Digital Asset Management system for the correct archiving, lifetime management and restore of the digital objects.
  5. Administer the current DAM platform, providing access and training for staff as needed.
  6. In coordination with IT and Human Resources, provide digital preservation awareness and hands-on training to relevant staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree in archival management, library and information studies, or similar;
  • Demonstrated working understanding of Digital Access Management (DAM) solution services and processes and understanding of media-related software such as Adobe Creative Cloud;
  • Technical knowledge of digital preservation and archival standards;
  • Experience in working with different software systems and databases, including workflow tools, file identification tools. Knowledge of Canto DAM will be considered a plus;
  • Demonstrable experience and skill in using IT packages such as Microsoft Office and an openness to new forms of technology;
  • Awareness of the legislative framework such as Data Protection, Copyright;
  • Knowledge and skill in using library and archive cataloging and collections management systems;
  • Experience with migration of data;
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects with varying priorities; 
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Ability to work in a team situation with remote members; 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

12 July 2020

HOW TO APPLY

Please upload your CV along with a cover letter and also indicate the expected compensation/your daily rate. 

At this stage, please do not send any diplomas, publications, or any other documents. Only short-listed candidates will be further contacted by KAICIID.

KAICIID is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds to apply.

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