Digital Preservation & Curation Officer

Are you interested in working at the most innovative university in the country?

Ranked #1 for innovation two years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has become the foundational model for a new paradigm for public higher education – committed to access, excellence and impact – and is now actively engaged in building a new library for the 21st century. ASU Library, serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s growing research and knowledge enterprise, works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research and learning opportunities that are unique to ASU.

ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented digital preservation  professional to lead the digital preservation and curation program for the library collections held by ASU.  This includes working closely with Library administration, departments/units as well as University constituents to plan, develop, implement, and communicate digital preservation and curation policies, strategies, workflows, processes, and practices to ensure the long-term viability of digital assets under the Library’s stewardship. This position helps to develop partnerships, programs, and capabilities to better position the Library, ASU, and the state of Arizona with regard to exemplary digital preservation and curation processes.

ASU Library is a strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact. Success at ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to nine library facilities across five ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces and creative services.  More information about the library can be found at



  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree with Certified Archivist standing
  • Minimum three years experience with digital preservation lifecycle planning and implementation in a library, archives, historical society, or museum setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital asset lifecycle management


  • Demonstrated experience with project management
  • Working knowledge of digital asset management systems and archival systems and tool sets
  • Experience with digital forensic tools and processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team

Salary and Rank:  This is a year to year Academic Professional position, Assistant/Associate, depending  on experience.

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. Please send application as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson.

Questions about the position and search should be directed to Jeanne Richardson Senior Collections Officer, Collections Services and Analysis-Licensed Collections.

Application Deadline: Application deadline November 14, 2017; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  A background check is required for employment.  For more information regarding ASU and the visit our web site:  For the Tempe and/or Phoenix area, please visit

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.