Job: Digital Archivist, The Computer History Museum

Archives Gig – Mountain View, CA: Digital Archivist, The Computer History Museum.

The Computer History Museum, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, seeks an articulate, creative & “can-do” individual for the Digital Archivist position. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. This unique and exciting institution is home to one of the largest collections of computer-related artifacts in the world. Backed by leaders and innovators of the computer industry, the Museum brings computing history to life through its speaker series, exhibitions, oral histories and website.

Position Summary

The Digital Archivist is responsible for day to day management of the Museum’s new digital repository. The Digital Archivist is responsible for the curation of born digital and digitized objects; playing a significant role in the accession, description and access to digital objects in the Museum’s collection. The position requires an individual who is self-motivated and eager to learn and explore. The successful applicant will have a good base of understanding in a variety of technologies related to digital preservation and digital curation, and will keep abreast of new technical information and developments relating to the life cycle of digital objects.