Digital Repository Project Leader

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 16, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
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Digital Repository Project Leader

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Job Posting Date:
October 15, 2020

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Salary Information:
$62,048 - $77,560

School of A&S_Science, Math & Phy Ed

Job Description:

Madison College is excited to introduce a Digital Repository Project Leader in our School of Arts and Sciences. We are seeking a candidate with experience leading the design and development of a technical infrastructure to support the management, preservation and appropriate access to digital assets created or managed by the Antarctic Meteorological Research and Data Center (AMRDC). If you are looking for a fulfilling career that can display all of these skills, apply now!

This position is grant funded through December 31, 2022; continuation of this position is dependent on continued grant funding beyond this date.

Madison College's dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. Hiring an inclusive workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College—it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS/DEADLINE: cover letter and resume. Failure to submit these documents by the first consideration date will result in the disqualification of your application. This position will be open until filled, with a first review date of November 5, 2020, at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Interviews will take place via WebEx and tentatively scheduled to begin the third week of November.

This is a full-time, exempt, 52 weeks per year position. Monday - Friday. The individual hired in this position should be prepared to start January 4, 2021. Initially, this will be a 100% remote position due to COVID-19 but when the college opens back up the individual in this position may be required to be on site at the Madison College Truax campus.

Madison College offers a generous benefit program including health and dental benefits.


The Digital Repository Project Leader will work closely with digital asset and metadata managers and other grant collaborators to develop and implement repository solutions.


• Design, code, integrate, test, document, implement, and maintain services and applications that support digital object ingest, preservation, search, discovery, distribution and presentation.
• Work closely with creators and managers of content and metadata to understand their needs and develop mechanisms for integrating assets into the repository.
• Manage (servers interfacing and maintenance 24/7) repository services projects as assigned.
• Evaluate and recommend appropriate technology infrastructure to support AMRDC repository services.
• Recommend, develop, and implement procedures to ensure the security and integrity of repository contents.
• Recommend, develop, and implement methods for integrating repository services with other platforms.
• Engage in professional development and pursue increased subject knowledge. Actively participate in inter-institutional repository development communities, sharing experience, code, and best practices. Maintain knowledge and awareness of technology trends and evaluate their impact on applications used in the AMRDC.
• Maintains a commitment to the college mission, vision and values. Complies with college policies, directives, and work rules. Engages positively with colleagues, engages in conflict directly and professionally, contributes to team discussions, collaborates and helps colleagues, assumes the best from colleagues, provides and accepts constructive feedback, follows through on commitments, and support final decisions that are made.


• Skill in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with populations of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities.
• Skills with repository systems (Samvera, DSpace) and related toolkits along with systems such as Ruby on Rails. Preferred understanding of McIDAS, ADDE, THREDDS, LDM, and/or other weather serving software systems along with Web Map Service (WMS) and MinIO.
• Understanding of issues related to scholarly publication, intellectual property, open access, and digital preservation.
• Familiarity with digital library technologies and standards, including digital object metadata and interchange standards, such as Dublin Core, MARC, METS, MODS, OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, and SWORD; familiarity with Shibboleth, Grouper, and other federated identity management and access standards.


• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in computer science or related field; or an equivalent combination AND Three (3) years of professional experience developing and implementing technology projects in a collaborative, team-based, goal-oriented environment.

Preferred qualifications:

• Master's degree from an accredited institution in computer science or related field; or an equivalent combination.
• Prior experience working in higher education generally including an academic research library.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: cover letter and resume. Failure to submit these documents by the first consideration date will result in the disqualification of your application.

If you are experiencing application issues please contact the HR hotline, (608) 246-6900.

Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Madison College will not tolerate racism or harassment of any kind. We will provide an educational environment that preserves the safety and dignity of our students, staff and faculty. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, 1701 Wright St Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-6900

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