Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is recruiting a digital preservation specialist to join the Tyne & Wear Archives team, based at Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne.
We are advertising a full-time, one-year contract for an Assistant Archives Officer (Digital).
The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge digital preservation to work with us on the increasing volume of born-digital records we hold. Ideally with experience of working with digital preservation software in an archive environment, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable knowledge of digital records management best practice and challenges.
While there may be some opportunity to develop content for digital engagement, the focus of the role is on the preservation, rather than creation, of digital material.
Key tasks for the post will include:
Working closely with the Archives Lead, you will support the development of strategies and processes for digital preservation
Creating a digital asset register
Identifying realistic technical solutions to digital preservation challenges
Work with the Archives Officer to identify and transfer born digital records to the Archives
Tyne & Wear Archives is an accredited joint service for the five Tyne and Wear councils and is based in Discovery Museum, Newcastle, one of the largest free museums in the north of England. Our collections are a typical mix of public authority and private material, but with particular strength in industrial heritage. We are a recognised ‘Place of Deposit’ for public records and our shipbuilding collections are designated as of national and international significance and were also added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World register in 2013. As more records are created in a digital only format, we need to put in place systems and processes that allow us to transfer them to the Archives and also to manage them effectively to ensure they remain accessible for future generations.