Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Open for Employee Referral
Open until filled
Starting date :
January 1, 2024
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (Blinken OSA Archivum) at Central European University (CEU) based primarily in Budapest, but with teaching tasks in Vienna, Austria invites applications for the Digital Archivist position.
Blinken OSA Archivum is part of Central European University (www. ceu.edu), one of the most multinational graduate institutions in Europe, engaged primarily in the humanities and social sciences. The Archivum is a complex institution of memory that supports scholarship, is engaged in research, is the initiator of high visibility public programs, and manages the Archives and Evidentiary Practices specialization at the History and Legal Studies Departments at CEU. The Archivum is also an “archive of last resort”, the archive of (politically and otherwise) endangered collections.
Blinken OSA Archivum hopes to attract a unique intellectual who is ready to experiment and to take calculated professional and intellectual challenges; who is passionate about new archival and library theories, technologies, trends in digital media, digital humanities, and open access; and who is highly knowledgeable about emerging IT solutions.
General Function of the Digital Archivist
The Digital Archivist is responsible for all digital holdings of the Archivum, whether resulting from digitization of analog materials, born-digital or acquired from external sources. This responsibility extends to the creation and maintenance of metadata records and to policies regarding the creation, organization, description, storage, and preservation of, as well as access to digital materials. In close collaboration with the Chief Archivist and the Head of IT, the Digital Archivist takes lead role in the development and implementation of a digital preservation strategy and digital asset management policy across the Archivum. The Digital Archivist provides support in digitization and digital humanities projects for other professional staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Knowledge and Skills
MSc or an advanced degree in any related field.
Digital records management best practices.
We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal.How to apply
Applicants need to submit:
We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; referees of short-listed candidates may be requested and contacted for references later by CEU.
Informal inquiries may be addressed to Katalin Gádoros, Head of Administration at [email protected] .
Please send your complete application package to [email protected] – including the job code in the subject line: 2023/079
CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.About CEU
One of the world's most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.
In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.
For more information, please visit https: // www. ceu.edu/.
CEU is an equal opportunity employer.
The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at: https: // www. ceu.edu/recruitment-privacy-notice (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or https: // www. ceu.edu/recruitment- privacy-notice-austria (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).