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Digital Librarian and  Archivist position available, closing date 10 March 2021

 

Position:

Digital Librarian and  Archivist

Department:

Heritage and Knowledge

Manager/Supervisor:

Chief Curator

Position Status:

Permanent

Grade

7

Closing Date

10 March  2021

 

JOB SUMMARY

Ensure that archival, library materials/collections and organizational records are acquired, created and managed in a comprehensive manner at Freedom Park.

Plan, develop and maintain a comprehensive archival and library collection,

Including the digitization programme of Freedom Park.

Identify and liaise with donors of archival materials

Liaise with   Audio-Visual Producer on digital collection of oral history/interviews

Participate in dialogues conducted by Research Unit 

Supervise Pan African Archive and Library staff

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

 

1

Acquisition of archival ( digital and print) land library collection/resources

2

Processing of archival and library collections (arranging, describing, classification/cataloguing, deaccessioning and referencing of archival collections.

3

Development and implementation of policies and standards for management of archival and library collections

4

Coordinate and supervise staff assigned to assist in the processing of archival and library resources/collections

5

Develop and implement digitization programme of archival materials.

 

Qualification and experience

Qualification:

Honours degree/Post Graduate Qualification  in: Library and Information  Science and/or  Archival Studies

Master degree will give candidate an added advantage

Experience

  • 4 - 6 years in supervising, digital projects, archival
    repository; and  or Library functions
  • 4 – 6 years supervisory experience in Archive and /or library environment.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of oral history
  • Library and archival standards
  • Heritage management
  • Cultural history
  • Current  Archival and Library standards
  • National Digitization Strategy

Competencies

  • Computer Literacy( MS office Suite)
  • Interviewing skills
  • Project management skills
  • Digital archiving

Applications to be forwarded to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Closing date:10March 2021 at 4.30 pm.

Internal applicants are required to complete the internal applications form as well.

NB: If you do not get a response within 12 days of the closing date you should assume that your application was not succesful.