Digital Preservation Archivist

Philadelphia, PA USA
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Salary: $50,000
Created: May 19, 2021


The Science History Institute is currently recruiting for the full-time (35 hrs week) position of Digital Preservation Archivist.  The Digital Preservation Archivist is responsible for the care and management of the Othmer Library’s digital archival assets to include born digital materials, time-based media, online collection inventories, collection management software, and web archiving.  The Digital Preservation Archivist will be responsible for establishing new digital preservation workflows and training archival staff on evolving best practices.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent.

·         Five or more years of professional experience as an archivist, at least two of which must include progressive responsibility working with digitized and born-digital archival materials.

·         Experience using typical metadata and archival descriptive standards, including DublinCore, DACS, EAD and others.

·         Knowledge of best practices and archival theory.

·         Familiarity with standard library and archival databases, including ArchivesSpace.


To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to:


**The starting point for this position is $50,000

Salary offer may be higher based on candidate’s experience. **


The Science History Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. The Science History Institute is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups such as women, racioethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to apply.

About the Organization

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of innovators and discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the Institute houses an archive and a library for historians and researchers, a fellowship program for visiting scholars from around the globe, an acclaimed museum that is free and open to the public, and a state-of-the art conference center. Visit to participate in one of our robust public programs, view our collections and exhibits online, and for free resources for historians, parents, teachers, and students.


Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 19:27 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 19:27 UTC