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Job Opportunity - Deputy Digital Archivist

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Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Digital Archivist as part of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) team based at the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). This is a two-year fixed-term contract. The closing date for applications is 29 March 2023.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Providing advice and expertise to depositors on DRI’s format, metadata and licensing guidelines and other policies, administering user accounts and responding to depositor queries
  • Liaising with DRI’s technical team and depositors to troubleshoot ingesting of collections and facilitate efficient publication of collections
  • Cleaning of metadata relating to digitised and born digital cultural heritage and social science collections
  • Assisting with online and in-person training and delivering subject-specific expertise in follow-up sessions
  • Working with the Digital Archivist and the technical team to review and improve publication and preservation workflows
  • Participation in DRI taskforces and other working groups
  • Any other duties as directed


Essential Qualifications:

  • A relevant qualification in library, information or archival studies
  • Demonstrable digital archiving working experience
  • Experience or skills in one or more of the following: archives and libraries, digital preservation, digital repositories, metadata, content management and organisation, digital access and access rights
  • Hands-on practical experience of one or more of the following: digital asset preparation, metadata cleaning, data and metadata format shifting and manipulation, data ingestion
  • Familiarity with open-source software, command line or batch data cleaning tools used in digital preservation and archiving

Find out more in the RIA Vacancies section. The deadline to apply is 29 March 2023 at 12pm.