21 January 2018

London, UK

£30,150 per annum


The Parliamentary Archives are recruiting a Digital Archivist to expand capacity to preserve and provide access to Parliament’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to play a major role in the operation and future development of a nationally-important digital archive. Reporting to the Senior Digital Archivist, the post holder will support the delivery of a comprehensive digital preservation function for the Parliamentary Archives, in order to enable the long-term survival and continued accessibility of Parliament’s digital records.

The post sits within the Preservation and Access team, which is one of three teams in the Archives alongside the Information and Records Management Service and Public Services & Outreach. The Preservation & Access team brings together responsibility for preservation of records in all forms, their cataloguing and digitisation, and the provision of online access to records and finding aids. Key strategic priorities for the team include building an expanding range of innovative online services for users, the future development of our archives management system, continuing to embed digital preservation as business-as-usual and expanding the range of digital records to be ingested, and continuing to develop our exemplary collection care service and digitisation programme.

You will have hands-on experience of digital preservation, repository management or a related area, and an excellent understanding of digital preservation principles and techniques, including up-to-date knowledge of tools, methodologies and standards. You will have excellent analytical, problem solving, communication, interpersonal, team working  and influencing skills, with the ability to work under pressure to achieve targets.

For more details see the vacancy notice, job description and application form 

For an informal chat, please contact Chris Fryer on +44 (0) 20 7219 8422 or at fryerc [at] parliament.uk

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