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University Archivist and Records Manager
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Date Posted May 15, 2018
Title University Archivist and Records Manager
University KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
Department University Library
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Thuwal
    Saudi Arabia
  • Professional Staff
  • Library Sciences (all categories)
University Archivist and Records Manager
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

University Library

Cost Center

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Reports to
Manager, Systems and Digital Services

Position Summary
The University Archivist and Records Manager leads the University Archives and Records Management program, including digital, digitized, analog, multimedia, etc. The successful candidate manages the strategic development and maintenance of a cohesive program to ensure the long-term viability of the University archival content. He or she also oversees the university-wide records management program to ensure compliance with University policy, legal or other information requirements through the systematic management of records.

Major Responsibilities
Lead all planning, policy-making, and other strategic activities related to the acquisition, description, and preservation of University Records.
Work closely with repository and systems staff to design and implement archival collections with appropriate preservation and access solutions.
Work closely with the Library management to identify strategic areas for growth, change and adjustment in the Library's Archives and Records Management program.
Partner with offices across the university (e.g., Policy Office, Legal, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Research office, etc.) to develop records management procedures and practices, including retention and disposal schedules that meet administrative and legal requirements;
Manage the University Records Center (semi-active records storage and retrieval service);
Advise and assist with the disposal of University records and other records management issues. Arrange for secure disposal of records;
Maintain active and professional involvement with ARMA, ICA and other international associations to ensure that University approaches and practices to records management remain up to date.
Represent KAUST at international and regional professional associations and contribute to the advancement of archival theory and digital preservation practices
Report regularly to University leadership on the state of the Archives

Supervise team of professional staff and coordinate project staff in activities related to digital preservation and records.

Qualifications & Experience Required

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library & Information Science program with a concentration in archives, OR equivalent professional degree in Archival Studies, OR accredited graduate degree (master's or Ph.D) with a specialization in archival management, historic preservation, or museum curatorship, or public records administration, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
At least five years' experience in an archives, repository, or special collections department in a research library or similar setting
Demonstrable experience implementing records management solutions, particularly in a born-digital organization or in one that supports moving toward a sustainable, paperless records program
Demonstrable knowledge of strategies developed or adopted by the archival and digital preservation communities for managing born-digital archival material.
Experience with tools and software used to capture, manage, and deliver born-digital records
Experience with digital archiving tools
Demonstrated ability to prepare records retention schedules
Excellent English communication skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
Experience working in higher education or the nonprofit sector is an asset.

Experience with legal and ethical issues associated with archival collections.

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