Job Posting: Head of Digital Programs, Amherst College

Title: Head of Digital Programs
Department: Frost Library
Type: Full Time
Application due: [Applications accepted until position filled]
Pay description: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Amherst College seeks a creative and motivated individual to lead the library’s efforts to produce, gather, organize, and disseminate digital content useful to the curriculum, in need of preservation, or unique to the College and of use to the larger scholarly community. We seek candidates with a history of project planning and management, a commitment to collegial decision-making, a talent for empowering colleagues, and a penchant for pushing the envelope.
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A review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent required; 3-5 years academic library experience in digitization and digital assets management, including experience with systems such as DigiTool, CONTENTdm, Fedora, DSpace, or others. Applicants should have experience providing customer service and technical support for DAMS and other digital resources, good working knowledge of library systems and procedures (particularly metadata and cataloging standards), exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, and an understanding of database systems and/or UNIX/Linux file structures and systems management. Experience with archives, special collections, and institutional records is preferred.