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Subject Matter Expert, Digital Archiving/Preservation, Higher Education & Libraries (Boston/Remote, US)

A full or part-time role for highly connected archivist or librarian looking for a new opportunity to influence the progress of digital preservation solutions available within higher education.

• Reporting to VP Marketing NA
• Attractive salary and benefits
• Skills – expert use of archival and/or library software, workflows and metadata
• Experience - Archivist or Librarian in US Higher-Education, collection & metadata management, software procurement

Who we are

At Preservica, we believe the world’s cultural, social and political memory is at risk, and it’s our mission to protect it. Working with academic institutions and libraries around the world, we are trusted to safeguard and provide access to all formats of digital content - from unique historical collections to critical research data.

Our award-winning SaaS software is relied upon by a rapidly growing community of over 1,000 organizations, with a wide range of academic institutions which include Yale, Notre Dame, University of Mary Washington and Southwestern University, iconic cultural institutions like Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), government agencies and major corporate archives.

We are poised for further significant growth following the successful launch of a freemium version of our software (www.starter.preservica.com). In the past six months alone, Preservica has grown its user base by nearly 400%, many of which are within educational archives and libraries.

We are working hard to help archivists and librarians succeed in serving their faculty, staff, donor and student communities - we want to do more which is why we need you.

Job Description

You are a highly connected archivist or librarian looking for a new opportunity to influence the progress and adoption of digital preservation solutions available within higher education.

As the expert in the use and procurement of software services for Higher Education Libraries and Archives, you will define and implement plans to enable growth in users, engagement and sales. You will collaborate with Product Management, Marketing and Sales teams to provide proof points and guidance which contributes to delivering Preservica’s business goals for the Starter product and the digital preservation portfolio.

What you will be doing

As the face of Preservica within the Higher Education Libraries and Archives sector, you will bring your real-life experience to user and customer interactions, identifying gaps and opportunities for Preservica to better promote and support the jobs, workflows and motivations of archivists and librarians.

You will use your experience to position Preservica as the “go-to” solution for long-term digital preservation, contributing to messaging, content creation, communications, events, briefings and webinars which focus on real-world user value.

Your insights will guide the Marketing, Sales and Product teams to ensure Preservica targets the right decision makers and stakeholders, simplifies the procurement and introduction of new software, communicating value and best-practices for successful outcomes.

Leveraging your professional network and knowledge, you will identify community outreach opportunities and engage with major library and archives associations to drive new Starter user uptake and enable greater awareness of Preservica’s portfolio of products. By facilitating collaboration with new user communities, beta users and stakeholders you will interpret feedback to unearth actionable opportunities, value-gaps and functional requirements.

What you need

• 5-10+ years working within a higher-education library or archive as archivist or librarian working with digital assets.
• Knowledge and use of one or more archival, library, collection management, discovery or cataloguing solutions such as ContentDM, DSpace, Islandora, ArchiveSpace, Alma, Primo, Rosetta, EBSCO IS.
• Familiarity with procurement processes, funding bodies and budget lifecycles.
• Experience defining and executing workflows to support the wider faculty, organization and collections management.
• Recognition by your peers through conference speaking events, community leadership or association/forum/interest group participation.
• Knowledge of the wider archives and libraries technology ecosystem, latest trends and best practices.
• Proficiency in metadata management and curation.
• Understanding of long-term archiving and digital preservation concepts.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, able to write and speak with clarity.
• Digital archival or library qualification (eg MLIS/MSIS), or proven depth of experience.

Qualities

• Takes initiative.
• High energy and drive.
• Collaborative.
• Focused on delivering results.
• Tech savvy and learns quickly.
• Highly organized & pragmatic.

We provide

• Attractive salary & company bonus.
• Negotiable and flexible working hours.
• Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
• Flexible and open vacation.
• Work from home.

How to Apply

Please send your CV with details of your current package and aspirations to our Recruitment team at – careers@preservica.com – stating the role in the subject line. If you would like further information or to discuss the role in person, please contact Mark Compton at – mark.compton@preservica.com or call 01235 428946.