Part-Time Digital Archivist
Come be a part of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) team. Our mission is to transform healthcare by educating highly skilled and compassionate practitioners, providing exemplary patient care, and engaging in innovative research within a community of service and healing.
A nonprofit founded in 1983, OCOM is the preeminent college of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the United States, offering master’s and doctoral degree programs. OCOM consists of about 250 students and 100 full/part-time faculty and staff. Our state-of-the-art campus is a LEED Gold certified remodel of a historic hotel building in downtown (Old Town Chinatown) Portland. There is easy access to the MAX Light Rail, other mass transit, and bicycle routes. The beautiful Willamette River and Tom McCall Park are just a block away.
We are seeking a Digital Archivist. This is a half-time, temporary (1-year) grant funded position. The College is located in Portland, Oregon; the successful candidate may have the option of working remotely. Hourly pay rate is $24.50 - $27.50, depending on experience and abilities. This position is funded through the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2019, and ending on June 30, 2020.
This position will oversee our LSTA-supported digital archive project, Kam Wah Chung: A Historical Archive of Chinese Medicine in Rural Oregon. This project includes creating an online archive of Chinese medical artifacts and other items from the Kam Wah Chung Heritage Site in John Day, Oregon, which have been cataloged and translated by OCOM students and faculty. Additionally, the Digital Archivist will manage the creation of a glossary, which will include Chinese characters, Pinyin, English, Latin (for herbs), and alternative spellings. This position will work closely with OCOM’s Director of Library Services, Integrative Medicine Practicum students and faculty, and work study employees in fulfilling this project.
Required Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent educational degree;
- Professional experience in a research or academic library or related digital humanities environment;
- Professional experience managing a digital collection or other digital library-related work.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Experience working with Omeka or an equivalent collections management system.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Proficiency with cataloging and metadata standards, including Dublin Core and PMH-OAI harvesting methods;
- Knowledge of digital preservation theory, standards, and best practices;
- Familiarity with archival content management systems, and other relevant technologies and tools;
- Demonstrated experience in project management;
- Keen sense of curiosity and the ability to solve problems creatively;
- Excellent written and in-person communication skills;
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a diverse community.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Interest in or experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine or Chinese American history;
- Proficiency in reading Chinese text;
- Demonstrated experience processing archival records and born-digital content.
Email cover letter and resume (.pdf format only) to HR@ocom.edu. Review of applications will begin on May 20th, 2019.
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