The Web Archivist will provide support for web archiving, accessioning, arrangement and description programs in the Archival Collections Management Department (ACM) located in Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS). ACM is a unified archival technical services department that supports NYU’s archival repositories: Fales Library and Special Collections, Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and the New York University Archives. Under the general supervision of the Librarian for Archival Arrangement & Description, the Web Archivist will accession, process, and describe websites and associated born-digital materials selected by special collections curators. The Web Archivist will also oversee, assure the quality of, and troubleshoot the initial capture of selected websites, and supervise student workers in the ongoing quality control work of web archiving.
Required Education: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival, or information studies; or Master’s degree in humanities with a concentration in archival studies is required.
Required Experience: Demonstrated understanding of archival theory, practice, and collections, and principles of archival arrangement and description. Demonstrated understanding of archival born-digital collections, including knowledge of audio and video file formats.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: A high standard of personal and professional integrity. Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Attention to detail; strong organizational and analytical skills.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of web technologies preferred, including familiarity with Archive-It or other web-archiving tools or services.