Recruitment of an Archivist at the IFP - Closed
The French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), a research institution under the French Ministries of External affairs and of Research, carries out research in the fields of culture (notably Sanskrit and Tamil studies), environment and society. For details see: https://www.ifpindia.org/
Founded in 1955, the IFP has, over the years, gathered together a large amount of valuable resources and data, in the form of:
Though these resources represent a rich and valuable asset for the institution, they have not been optimally organised and leveraged. The collections are not stored in ideal conditions raising concerns about their durability. The digital data is dispersed within the various teams and depts. The research data is insufficiently archived due, among other reasons, to the high turnover of researchers. The cataloguing of the collections is often done using in-house standards. There is no real data management policy, no licencing policy and most importantly no archivist to guide and help with organising all of this.
In view of the above, the IFP has decided to recruit an archivist (initially for a period of 18 months, but which might be extended). These will be his/her tasks and responsibilities:
- Develop institution-wide strategies, systems, policies, and practices;
- Understand digital collections management including workflows, FAIR databases, standards and metadata for managing, preserving and valorising various collections;
- Understand copyrights management in digital artefacts;
- Prepare Data Management Plans (DMPs) for research projects when required.
In short, we need an archivist who has knowledge of and competence in both physical preservation and digital archiving and is passionate about his/her job!
The archivist will work under the Director’s supervision and report to him/her.
Other qualifications: Should be proficient in English (knowledge of Tamil and French will be additional assets).
How to apply: Send a resume and letter of intent to: email@example.com mentioning in the subject line: Application for post of Archivist
Selection process: The candidates will be auditioned by a jury at the IFP. The audition can be conducted online if required.
Salary: In the range of 50000 Rs per month (negotiable depending on the experience of the candidate).