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Archivist for Textual Digitization


  • The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • 01/17/20
  • Boston, MA
  • 02125
  • 50,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Background

Since 2006, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library (Library) and John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (Foundation) have partnered to scan, store, preserve, describe, and publish to the Web the Librarys extensive archival holdings. The goal of the digitization program is to provide online access to the Archives core, unique, and unrestricted holdings in all formats through the use of state-of-the-art digital asset/content management software. Since the partnerships inception, the Library has provided online access to approx. 600,000 pages of documents; 23,000 photographic images; 3,700 audio recordings; 1,400 oral history transcripts, and 125 films and videos. Currently, the program is funded through generous support from the Foundation (via grants, private donations, and other sources) and includes a robust digitization on demand service for researchers and staff.

Responsibilities

The Archivist for Textual Digitization (ATD) is responsible for digitizing, ingesting into DAMS storage, preserving, describing, and publishing online the Archives textual holdings in all formats. The ATD reports to the Supervisory Archivist for Photographic and Textual Digitization (Supervisory Archivist) and serves as the programs point person for on demand digitization and description of textual materials. In this role, they respond to digital reproduction requests from researchers, colleagues, senior staff, and NARA personnel; triages the textual digitization on demand queue; and ensures that all requests are responded to in a timely manner, following established protocols and standards.

In the course of digitizing and creating robust, standards-based descriptive records for textual materials, the ATD works with specially protected holdings, declassified materials requiring reintegration into the open collections, and selected materials from the Ernest Hemingway Personal Papers.

Additional responsibilities and application instructions can be found here: https://www.jfklibrary.org/about-us/jobs-internships-volunteers/vacancies/archivist-for-textual-digitization

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