Senior Archivist (Digital Preservation)

Full Time
Starting at 30 days per annum
Civil Service Pension Scheme

16/02/2020, 23:55

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 2 March 2020


The Preservation & Access team is made up of 14 staff, including archivists, digitisation and collections care professionals and two trainees. The Parliamentary Archives is based in the House of Lords but is a shared service jointly funded by both Houses of Parliament. It holds over 8km of physical records dating back to 1497 and its digital repository is growing rapidly.

The Role

The post holder will lead on managing and developing the Archives’ digital preservation function and the digital repository (currently Preservica Enterprise edition). They will also manage Web Archiving, including acting as contract manager for our current contract.

Working closely with the Parliamentary Digital Service and the suppliers, they will ensure the digital repository is maintained and supported to ensure the continued storage of Parliament’s digital archives. They will also work closely with the other Senior Archivist to ensure accessibility and manage dependencies with the Archives’ Collections Management system (CALM) and online catalogue and services (provided by Orangeleaf). 

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

• Practical experience of digital preservation and digital collections management

• Understanding of digital preservation principles and techniques, including up-to-date knowledge of relevant tools, methodologies and standards

• Knowledge of archival standards and experience of cataloguing

• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, including the ability to explain complex technical topics simply and compellingly to non-specialist audiences

More information can be found on the job description.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.