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Job Req ID:  10468

Multimedia Digital Archivist

Classified Title: Multimedia Digital Archivist 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PC
Salary:  $49,216 - $82,904
Status:  Full-Time

Department:  School of Nursing
Work Schedule/Hours Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hours
Location: East Baltimore Campus 
Personnel area: Nursing

The School of Nursing is seeking a Multimedia Digital Archivist that will report to the Dean’s Office..  This is a one-year, full-time position that will be responsible for organizing, digitizing and preserving photographs, videos, audio files, graphics, documents, learning objects, and other significant assets so they are readily searchable and retrievable. A primary function of this position is to review and ensure that all digital learning materials are culturally appropriate for internal and external use. 


The Multimedia Digital Archivist will also be responsible to meta-data tag and upload images, videos and other digital assets into a central digital asset management system, as well as coordinating the retention and digital preservation of a variety of important assets in other format specific electronic storage depositories (ex. Mediasite, Vimeo, YouTube, Network Drives.)  This position also advises on archival policies and practices for managing-digital materials by establishing naming protocols, metadata schema, controlled vocabularies and handling quality control of the preservation workflow.


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  •  Working through the School’s historical images and other important digital assets to identify important assets for historic preservation, assigning meta-data (key-words) to the files and uploading them to the team's central digital repository.
  • Help coordinate the archiving of important assets such as documents, audio files, video files, photos, learning objects, and graphics across other departments.
  • Ensure accessibility of digital assets by determining appropriate organization and digital storage structure, analyzing content of the source material, and determining the purpose of the materials for material descriptions
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the School to review digital assets for diversity and inclusion and advise on the development of culturally appropriate digital learning materials
  • Evaluate assets within the team's possession for retention within the archive to make sure all relevant digital assets are preserved and searchable within the repository.
  • Maintaining a thorough, functional record-keeping system, including developing data definitions, naming conventions, and a master index of metadata key words, as well as determining and implementing sustainable work flows from contributing departments.
  • Advises on the creation of policies and procedures for managing digital materials for inclusion storage, preservation, organization, description and access
  • Organizing the central photo directory that is the repository of all images within the School’s possession
  • Eliminating poor, culturally inappropriate, or redundant images/assets by going through all files within the repository, as well as collecting those within the possession of each department to sort and separate for non-use as necessary.
  • Assisting digital archive users on how to best access, use and interpret archives
  • Other duties as assigned



Masters in Library Science, Digital Archiving, History, Computer Science or other related discipline and two years of practical experience with digital archiving including digitization, creating metadata descriptions and processing digital assets. 



Two or more years of experience with digital archiving including digitization, creating metadata schema, controlled vocabularies and processing assets, experience producing educational content for web, social media, television, etc. and experience within a university, university medical center, or health care environment desired.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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