22 June 2021



Fixed Term

Role profile

This role will focus on the ‘Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th’ project.  The aim of this post is to assist key stakeholders with data from civil society organisations in the preparation and ingest of their data to DRI, in line with key archival practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for project management and reporting, developing a specialist vocabulary and a public registry of at-risk content, hands-on digital asset preparation and ingestion, coordinating with external stakeholders, providing training, and organising a range of events.

Key accountabilities:
  • Reporting to the DRI Director, working to deliver a successful and timely project with guidance from the project steering group, in collaboration with the project team and other DRI staff.

  • Lead project management duties such as project planning, project reporting, metrics collection, event organisation, project communication and dissemination. 

  • Lead the development of a vocabulary/taxonomy for reproductive health datasets in close collaboration with project staff (i.e. the postdoctoral researcher and software engineer) and create a public registry of at-risk content.

  • Hands-on digital asset preparation, metadata annotation and enrichment, data ingestion into the DRI repository of organisational datasets.

  • Coordinate with external organisations who hold relevant collections, provide training and assistance with archival workflows, collection management hands-on tasks identified above.

  • Organise events such as public collection days, community engagement events, and educational/dissemination events. 

  • Participate in DRI staff and project meetings, DRI cross-functional Task Forces, and other DRI activities as assigned.

Essential criteria
  • A degree level qualification in library, information or archival studies or a same level qualification in a related discipline.

  • Expertise in cataloguing specialist subjects with established metadata standards or working with taxonomies/vocabularies/ontologies.

  • A minimum of 2 years experience with project management and/or organising events including their administration, budgeting, planning and delivery.

  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Experience of developing and providing training on specific topics at the level required.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver to deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to operate flexibly as a member of this cross-disciplinary team

Desirable criteria
  • Working experience with Dublin Core, MARC 21, MODs, or EAD

  • Understanding of social and/or political movements and contemporary Irish history

  • Skills and expertise in more than one of the following: digital preservation, digital curation, content management and organisation, copyright in digital environments

  • Experience with qualitative data or oral history research methods

  • Academic publications and presentations


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