• Digital Archivist - Team Lead

    Job Location(s) US-MD-Jessup
    Requisition #
  • Overview

    Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951 and ranked as a Forbes 2018 America’s Best Employers, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a digital way of working. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.


    • Full benefits -eligible day 1 of employment
      • Medical
      • Dental
      • Vision
    • Other benefits-
      • Paid vacation, holidays, sick/personal time
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • 401k (with company match)
      • Employee Stock Purchase Program

    Position Summary: 


    Seeking an experienced and collaborative Digital Archivist leader, to lead a team in a high volume imaging and digitization  project of archival materials. The individual in the role will need to set aggressive timelines and schedules, evaluating outcomes and overseeing quality control for materials handling. This position requires aligning imaging activities with other non-archival logistics processes. Critical characteristics of the successful applicant are flexibility, ability to delegate and to work with multiple stakeholders, and the capability of evaluating and modifying practices to align with a large-scale project needs. Experience working within corporate organizations and/or government agencies is highly desirable.


    Oversee the archival level imaging projects and personnel within the Imaging Center.  Interface and communicate daily with customers (internal/external), resolve issues, plan and staff for projects, adhere to department standards, monitor timelines and results.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities- Digital Archivist-Team Lead:

    • Provide daily direction to employees in order to accomplish projects.  Manage project timelines, quality and outcome of Customers orders.  
    • Supervise staff of 20+ employees responsible for archival level imaging of historical documents
    • Lead, mentor, cross train and provide accountable standards and measures to the department employees.
    • Perform time studies for Sales/Account Management.   
    • Research and resolve customer issues, modify work procedures as needed to meet customer demand.   
    • Manage HR related items: scheduling vacation, managing timecards, assist in performance reviews, assist in hiring and termination processes.   
    • Ability to assist in the invoicing process.
    • Ability to work independently and also cooperatively with a geographically distributed team
    • Actively advise and train on handling requirements and digitization of fragile materials
    • Develop processes and procedures to support digitization and processing of archival files and metadata
    • Able to prepare and present quality written and oral reports and presentations


    Required Skills and Education:

    Functional Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:


    • Understanding of the digital imaging processes
    • Demonstrated leadership skills with strong technical background and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated basic billing knowledge.
    • Demonstrated experience imaging sensitive and fragile materials.

    Preferred Expertise:

    • Familiarity with DACS, EAD and other archival descriptive and encoding standards 
    • Basic understanding of Accounting and the factors that affect margins
    • Experience implementing policies, standards, and procedures for digital archival processes



    • Instrumental in driving production through the Imaging Center personnel by leading and mentoring imaging personnel and providing expertise in working with historical documents.  

    Interpersonal Skills:


    This position requires good communication skills to communicate effectively internally and externally.  It requires a collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries to meet client needs. There will be interaction with multiple areas of Iron Mountain with greater focus on local market communication.  External communication may consist of customer visits, written and verbal communication.


    Travel Requirements:

    • Total travel: 5% 
    • Local travel (Depending on District): 1% 
    • Overnight travel: 1% - Corporate sponsored training or meetings




    Minimum Education/Minimum Experience:          

    • years college/2 – 4 Years or significant experience in archival digital imaging


    Preferred education:

    • Master's degree or certification in library science, museum studies or archival studies from an accredited institution, OR Master's degree in history with experience in archival theory and practice.
    • Two (2) years of relevant professional experience in a special collection or archive



    Compliance Obligation:


    It is the responsibility of every Iron Mountain employee:

    1. to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and company policies
    2. to exhibit ethical behavior in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
    3. to complete required training within the allotted time frame

    Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.