Job Opportunity – Digital Archivist at The National Archives

OPF member, The National Archives, currently has a vacancy for a Digital Archivist.

Closing Date: 18 January 2019

Location: The National Archives, Kew

Reference number: 1615541

Job description

Digital Archivist

UK Civil Service, Higher Executive Officer, Permanent, Full time (flexible working based on 36 hours/week) or part-time/job share


Are you seeking to develop your career in a world leading archive? Do you have a passion for applying your skills and experience to preserve our nation’s digital records and open up access to this rich resource? Are you ready to take part in a revolution in archival practice?

The National Archives collects and secures the future of the public record, preserving it for the nation and making it as accessible and available as possible. Our collection is one of the largest in the world, containing over 11 million historical records from medieval parchment to modern papers, digital documents, datasets and tweets. The records we collect are increasingly created, managed and transferred to us digitally.

About the role

You will form part of a team that engages with internal and external stakeholders, helps set standards and prepares records and their associated metadata for ingest and preservation, ensuring the security and integrity of the record throughout the process. You will carry out file format research, manage the release of new signatures files in PRONOM and contribute to developing new tools and processes for digital archiving.

About you

You have never met a spreadsheet you did not like. You enjoy the challenge of finding solutions to complex problems and will frequently look for opportunities to do things better. You love to learn and to share knowledge with others. Happy to work alone and in a team.

The nature of the work means that you will be required to undergo Security Check clearance. (You will need to have been resident in the UK for the past 5 years).

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