The Digital Archivist for Project Re-Presenting Europe

The Department of Research Management Services at Utrecht University is looking for a digital archivist for the research project Re-Presenting Europe: Popular Representations of Diversity and Belonging.

The project emphasizes “community curation,” in which members of the general public collect, share, and interpret the histories of their own families and communities. In its next phase, we aim to incorporate institutional archival collections into the digital archive as well as create an interpretive framework for materials we are given from our communities.

As a key member of our team, working across different subprojects, you will facilitate both the research and presentation of our work. An exciting aspect of the job is the opportunity to work with researchers and social partners to build audiovisual and textual collections that focus on sports, hip-hop, and urban arts. These include a hip-hop archive and a digital archive of sports heroes with a migration background, in particular from the Antilles.

Tasks

The tasks of this role include (but are not limited to):

  • developing strategies and techniques to identify, collect, and organize relevant source and archival materials in collaboration with researchers and social partners;
  • assisting in gathering such materials, organizing, preserving and presenting them;
  • developing a vision and a plan for translating digital and physical material collections into a concrete and practically feasible archive form;
  • co-developing a sustainable form of access for these collections, such as in a hip-hop archive and a sports hall of fame;
  • developing publicly accessible forms of presentation such as virtual exhibitions, interactive databases, or serious games.

Salary

  • a full-time gross salary between €3,226 and €4,494;
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.
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Job Requirements

They are looking for candidates with multiple of the following qualifications and experiences:

  • a professional background at a minimum university of applied sciences level in digital humanities, archival or information sciences, or comparable;
  • experience in working with digital archiving techniques and systems and/or developing digital research infrastructure;
  • experience with relevant software, such as BitCurator, ContentDM, Rosetta, Preservica, Archive-It, Archivematica, or ArchivesSpace;
  • knowledge of digital archiving, metadata standards and systems, and familiarity with conventions, architecture and metadata structure used by established heritage institutions;
  • a personal familiarity with and connection with sports and/or hip-hop and urban arts is desirable.
  • a good verbal and written command of the Dutch and English language (Papiamento is a bonus);
  • analytical and problem-solving skills; communication skills; and a focus on cooperation.

Application Process

  • A cover letter
  • A Curriculum Vitae

To apply for the position of Digital Archivist for Project Re-Presenting Europeclick here.

Deadline: December 20, 2024.

For more information on The Digital Archivist for Project Re-Presenting Europe, visit the official site.

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