Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth College Library seeks a collaborative, creative, and public service oriented individual to join the innovative and dedicated staff of the Rauner Special Collections Library as the Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections.

Reporting to the College Archivist and Records Manager, the successful candidate will provide leadership and strategic direction for the stewardship of born-digital and digitized archives and manuscripts at Dartmouth. In collaboration with the College Archivist and Records Manager and other staff in Rauner Library, the position establishes, implements, and oversees policies and workflows for all stages of the digital curation lifecycle, including acquisition, accessioning, appraisal, storage, processing, preservation, migration, discovery, access, and use.

As a representative of Special Collections in the Library’s broader digital initiatives, the Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections effectively communicates the unique needs of born-digital archives and manuscripts to colleagues across the Library and the institution. The position contributes expertise to the collaborative evaluation, development, and maintenance of the Library’s digital infrastructure, including digital repositories as well as systems and tools for digital forensics and web archiving. The position receives generous support for professional development, service, and scholarship, enabling the successful candidate to guide the Library’s adherence to best practices for digital collections while contributing to advancements in the field.

A master’s degree in library and information sciences, or equivalent, is required. Candidates who pursued an Archival concentration as part of their master’s program are preferred.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter and fill out the application at In your cover letter please clearly connect your professional experience with the position description, required qualifications and preferred qualifications, if applicable. Additionally, explain why you are interested in the Assistant Archivist of Digital Collections position.

We encourage interested candidates to join members of the search committee for one of two information sessions to hear more about the position and ask specific questions.

The information sessions will be held:


The Dartmouth College Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

About Dartmouth College:

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

– Posted 9/7/22