Digital Content Specialist – Boston College – Boston, MA

**Boston College Introduction**

Boston College is a leading national Jesuit, Catholic university, enrolling 14,700 students, 9,000 undergraduates and 4,900 graduate and professional students. Located six miles from downtown Boston, the University has 760 full- time faculty, 2,500 employees, an operating budget of $845 million, and an endowment of $1.9 billion.

**Position Details**

Department: 060021 – O’Neill Library
Position: 00012510 – Digital Content Specialist
Grade or Band: 2ND

**Job Description**

This person plays a pivotal role in creating digital collections for the Boston College libraries, including metadata, digital objects, and the infrastructure to support discovery, access, dissemination, and preservation.

Working collaboratively with other members of the digital library staff, they will be responsible for carrying out projects from start to finish, adhering to best practices and standards. They will execute plans as developed by both the Digital Program Planning and the Scholarly Communications teams.

They will investigate and implement new technologies and troubleshoot technical issues as required in order to continuously improve our digital collections and institutional repository and associated services to the Boston College community. Is a member of the Library Digital team, and they will report to the Digital Preservation Manager.


  • 3-5 years experience with digitizing and processing both print and photographic materials is required.
  • Must have worked for at least two years in digital libraries and archives.
  • Demonstrated record of technical proficiency, with both hardware and software.
  • Some first-hand experience using DigiTool, xslt, and TEI text encoding.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

**Closing Statement**

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.