Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

May 12, 2021

The Department of Cultural and Community Engagement (CCE) is searching for a Digital Content Specialist to aid in the digital storytelling of CCE endeavors and digital collection development in preparation for a physical collection move and the building of a new Museum of Utah slated to open in 2023. This position is for 2-3 years with the possibility of extension. Work can be a combination of in-person work and telework subject to a telework agreement with the department. 

Principal Duties
As the Digital Content Specialist you will typically:

  • Be responsible for ongoing digital content production and digital storytelling, including working with the collections team on establishing priorities for collections digitization, digitization project management and digital online presence.
  • Be responsible for maintaining a continuous and agile content production process, establishing workflows to optimize efficiency, refining metadata, optimizing usability and conducting quality assurance. 
  • Work on a variety of content areas, that may include exhibitions, collections, behind the scenes activities and public outreach. 
  • Ensure content across digital platforms is up to date and aligns with online content strategy as part of the CCE’s mission and the building of the museum. 
  • Conduct research, media asset gathering and selection, writing and editing, interpretation and adaptation of existing content, coordination of review and publishing schedules and distribution of final products.
  • Perform content management tasks including organizing, tagging and application of metadata.
  • Conduct ongoing tracking and reporting of content-related key performance indicators and analytics, monitoring and moderation of publicly generated content, and regular content review, maintenance and quality assurance.

For more information about the position, including salary, qualifications, and to apply, please visit the Utah government jobs portal at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3075373/digital-content-specialist


Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

March 15, 2021

The Division of Archives is seeking a Manager who can play an integral role in our division-wide workflow and transition our Reformatting team into digital media.

Principal Duties
As the Archives Reformatting Program Manager, you will:

  • Work with management to develop, update, and define
    • The reformatting services offered by the division.
    • Fees related to reformatting services.
    • A service request process with appropriate documentation, expectations, and timelines.
    • Policies, procedures, standards, and instructions that align with the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) and other professional standards.
    • Technical documentation for reformatting equipment to ensure continuity of operations.
    • Metadata standards for all reformatted assets, in cooperation with the Digital Archives Program Manager.
    • A model process for the capture, dissemination, and preservation of reformatted assets.
    • A multi-year strategic plan with program improvement goals, a roadmap to achieving those goals, and that addresses evolving roles, responsibilities, skills development, and technology upgrades needed to meet program goals.
    • A documented quality control process for reformatting work.
    • Performance measures to establish program capacities and maintain performance goals for the program.
    • Lead a strong team of skilled employees in our transition from microfilm to digital formats.
  • Analyze current reformatting services and coordinate staff to meet current demands.
  • Create and manage a customer facing Work in Progress board that allows all customers to track work in progress and current program priorities.
  • Write a written report for transition over the first year that identifies goals, measures, and a roadmap for the reformatting program.

For more information about the position qualifications, salary, and to apply, please visit the State of Utah jobs site at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3008407/archives-reformatting-program-manager.


Job Opportunity–Logan, Utah

March 15, 2021

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented professional to serve as the University Archivist within the Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives unit.

The University Archivist is responsible for developing, preserving and providing access to the Libraries’ collections documenting the history of Utah State University. The incumbent will actively engage university partners to acquire new materials and promote the collections through exhibition, programming, and outreach. The University Archivist will work with colleagues in the Special Collections & Archives unit to support broader reference, instruction, and outreach projects. This position is also responsible for supervising a student assistant and/or graduate fellow.

Reporting to the Unit Head for Special Collections & Archives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.
The Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.

Responsibilities

  • Take an active role in managing the existing and ongoing acquisition of physical and digital collections appropriately housed in the University Archives.
  • Accession, appraise, arrange, and describe incoming collections in both tangible and electronic formats according to established processing workflows and professional standards.
  • Prepare materials for digitization, ingest, and description within CONTENTdm, DigitalCommons, Omeka, ArchivesSpace, and/or other electronic platforms.
  • Provide research support for institutional requests for historical information to University entities such as Marketing, Advancement, Alumni Relations, Athletics, etc.
  • Provide in-depth research assistance to users of the University Archives collections, including USU students, alumni, donors, and the general public.
  • Promote the use of University Archives collections through active engagement in the Unit’s instruction program as well as through community programming.
  • Support the Special Collections & Archives Unit through providing general reference service in the Reading Room, via email, and on the telephone.
  • Collaborate with other Library faculty to incorporate resources from the University Archives into undergraduate and graduate library instruction and research opportunities.
  • Supervise student employees, graduate assistant, and/or interns working on University Archives based projects.
  • Participates in a research program (including but not limited to the curation of exhibitions, authoring publications, and presentations to professional colleagues).

For more information about the position requirements, salary, and to apply, please visit the Utah State University jobs site at https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3380/university-archivist-%28assistant-librarian%29/job.


Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

March 4, 2021

The Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is seeking a digital asset and indexing intern with the education, experience, and expertise to help create and transform metadata, and to assist employees and volunteers by performing quality assurance reviews and providing feedback.

This is an hourly, part-time position.

Responsibilities

  • Learn how to use the Church History Library’s metadata enrichment tools
  • Carry out assigned metadata projects to create, enhance, transform, and normalize existing metadata in spreadsheets and other electronic documents for improved discoverability
  • Train volunteers how to use the Library’s metadata enrichment tools
  • Assign and review volunteer metadata enrichment work
  • Reconcile and resolve problems or exceptions encountered in this process
  • Improve professional skills relating to library, archives, and digital asset management
  • Improve personal knowledge of Church history

For more information about qualifications, and to apply, please visit the Church employment portal at https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/employment. Applicants must be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and worthy temple recommend holders.


Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

February 25, 2021

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks a Project Archivist to participate in a two-year grant effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This staff position will guide the day-to-day work of the initiative, which aims to preserve and provide access to oral histories conducted with individuals from the state’s Native American communities. This remarkable resource, which was developed with the support of Doris Duke from 1969-1974, is among the most-valued and used collections held in Marriott Library’s Special Collections. The current project will involve working with these communities to identify culturally sensitive information and to provide additional contextual understanding of the interviews.

We seek qualified applicants who also bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. We especially invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path. All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and communities of color and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to information resources.

This is a term-limited position, with an expected effort of 40 hours per week and an expected end date of December 2022. The exact end date will depend on several factors including the exact starting date and the continued availability of project funding.

This position is considered Category IIA: Not required on campus, and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID-19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID-19 Telecommuting Agreement.

For more information about the position, including qualifications and salary, is available at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/111563. Applications should be received by February 28, 2021.