Digital Collections Archivist

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Created: December 23, 2014


The Chemical Heritage Foundation is recruiting for the newly created position of Digital 
Collections Archivist. The Digital Collections Archivist will work collaboratively with the Chief 
Curator of Archives and Manuscripts, as well as the Curator of Digital Collections, to select and 
process materials in the Beckman Legacy Archive for inclusion in our digital repository and the 
Beckman Legacy website.  The Digital Collections Archivist will work with the collection’s 
finding aid to select and recommend best practice guidelines for creating item-level descriptive 
metadata and will oversee the ingest and presentation of the objects and EAD finding aids in 
CHF’s new Hydra repository.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science, or a Master’s degree in Archival Studies.
  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices related to both preservation and access.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience processing digital collections and working with digital asset management systems or repository software.
  • Strong working knowledge of data standards including EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS and XML.
  • Previous experience with ArchivesSpace is a plus. 
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with salary expectations and resume/CV to:

– CHF is an Equal Opportunity Employer –

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization that preserves the 
history and heritage of science, technology and industry, with a focus on the sciences and 
technologies shaping material innovation.  In bridging science and technology with the 
humanities, arts and social sciences, CHF is committed to building a vibrant, international 
community of scholars; creating a rich source of traditional and emerging media; expanding 
the reach of our museum; and engaging the broader society through inventive public events.  
CHF is located in the heart of beautiful Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. 

For further information, visit our website at


Published: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 18:11 UTC

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