Technicians at work in the histology and haematology sections (Barbados, 1965). Photograph No R 654938 Official Barbados photograph. National Archives of the UK.

Digital and AV archivist (fully remote)


Digital and AV archivist (fully remote) ()



Application Date

January 01, 1970

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SALARY: $67,000 – $70,000

This position allows for fully remote work closely following a Pacific time zone schedule. The Archivist has responsibility for the Museum’s historic software, born digital collections, and AV collections (moving and still image, and audio). Tasks include arranging, describing, and making accessible new and legacy digitized AV, digital objects, and monitoring internal digital workflows. The Archivist will have primary responsibility for day to day management of the Museum’s Digital Repository. The successful applicant will understand a variety of technologies related to digital processing and preservation and will keep abreast of new technical information and developments relating to the life cycle of digital objects.

The position will support the OpenCHM initiative and general collection operations. The Archivist will work closely and collaboratively with collections and curatorial staff in implementing CHM’s move to a new Collections Management System (CMS) and further enabling a new online collections access platform. The position requires an individual who is self-motivated and eager to learn and explore. The Archivist will understand the functions and technologies related to CMS’s for museum and archival collections, plus search and retrieval functions and will keep abreast of new technical information and developments relating to the collections management and DAM systems.

OpenCHM is a strategic, long-term initiative to build a technology platform that allows us to “unlock” our world-class collection and share it more broadly – to reach millions around the globe with impact.

2 year term position with possibility for renewal.

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