Digital Collections Management Technician

University of Toronto

Job type:  Casual, USW – Full-time Hours (36.25 hour/week)

Duration:  5.5 months

Questions may be directed to [email protected]

About us:

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

The UTSC Library is a leader in academic library service and program development. The library supports research and study by housing an extensive network of scholarly materials in many formats. The library offers an extensive reference and research service and holds a local collection of about 400,000 print items, journal subscriptions, sound recordings, videos and films, a leisure reading collection, special research and archival collections. The library’s collections are complemented by our services and professional staff of librarians and technicians that support the daily operation of a library that is committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion to help create a truly rich and engaging academic experience.

Your opportunity:

Within the UTSC Library, the Digital Scholarship Unit provides UTSC-specific support for digital scholarship in the areas of data, the digital humanities, digital collections building, digital preservation, and scholarly communications. Reporting to the Head, Digital Scholarship Unit, you will work with a diverse team on projects that produce free and open, digital-scholarship ready digital collections.

Not only will you help us develop exciting new collections such as the Early Canadian Newspaper Collections and Digital Tamil Studies Hub , but your work also supports the migration of our existing collections into a next-generation installation of the open-source software Islandora. You have a demonstrated interest in accessible metadata and open technology, and we are excited to have you join us.

Responsibilities include:

* Performing original descriptive cataloguing of digital resources.
* Checking metadata for quality control, identifying and analyzing data discrepancies, and helping with strategies necessary to correct errors.
* creating packages (including zip and .csv files) for uploading to the server and adding to digital collections
* Maintaining information on digital platforms (including creating and editing web pages)

Essential Qualifications:

* Education & Certification: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience.
* Minimum four years of relevant professional experience.
* Demonstrated aptitude and comfort with new technologies.
* Demonstrated acumen with spreadsheet programs (Excel, Google Sheets)
* Knowledge of and ideally experience with common metadata standards (MODS and Dublin Core)
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
* Superior organizational skills and time management skills
* Ability to work independently
* Expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected]

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, regular office hours

Compensation: $34.20/hour

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Apply by email: 

[email protected]

Application deadline:  Position will close midnight January 29th.

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