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Vacancy at the National Archives: Head of Digital Preservation

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Head of Digital Preservation
Salary: 49057GBP
Job Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: Kew, London
Closing Date: 17th August

The National Archives (nationalarchives.gov.uk) is the official archive for England, Wales and the UK government, collecting and preserving over 1,000 years of records, from the Domesday Book to today’s digital information.

We support government by providing expert advice on creating, storing and using information, and promote transparency by providing access to past files for the public and press. We deliver technically innovative services such as legislation.gov.uk and the UK Government Web Archive, and are responsible for addressing the challenges of archiving born-digital material. We also have a sector-leadership role for archives across the UK, promoting best practice in all aspects of archive development.

Reporting to the Commercial and Digital Director, we are seeking a Head of Digital Preservation who can build on our success to date and lead talented teams at the forefront of digital preservation and web continuity. You will be joining the team at a time when we need to make key decisions about how to scale up our digital services, taking into account emerging technology trends such as cloud hosting and storage and mobile device use. The Head of Digital Preservation will lead the strategic development of our digital preservation and web archiving services, making them easier to manage and use as the volume of archived digital content grows. You will build a vision for the evolution of digital preservation which can be widely shared, with your team, with colleagues, with information management and IT experts and with others across the archive sector who look to The National Archives for support, tools and guidance. With support from your team, you will implement change to ensure that The National Archives continues to fulfill its responsibilities, to government and to the public, today and in the future.

For more information see: http://ig24.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_nationalarchives01.asp?newms=hm


Vacancy: Digital Preservation Project Officer at the National Library of Wales

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Created on Monday, 03 August 2015 12:32

Digital Preservation Project Officer, National Library of Wales

Location: Aberystwyth
Salary: Band 3, £19,138-£25,111
Position Type: 6 Months Fixed-Term, Full-Time
Closing Date: 14th August 2015

The role is funded through a grant from the Museums Archives and ibraries Directorate and builds on the work achieved by the Archives and Records Council Digital Preservation Group in increasing digital preservation capacity for ARCW members. The role is responsible for providing training and support for ARCW members and working with the NLW pilot hosted installation of Archivematica, the open source digital preservation solution, to ensure that it meets the needs of ARCW members. The role also involves providing assistance with the creation of a business plan for a full implementation of a digital preservation solution for ARCW members.

More details are available online via the National Library of Wales website.


Vacancy: Teaching Fellow in Digital Asset and Media Management at King's College London

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Created on Monday, 03 August 2015 12:20

Teaching Fellow in Digital Asset and Media Management, King's College London

Location: London
Salary: Grade 6, £32,27-£38,511 plus £2,323 London Allowance
Position Type: Fixed-Term, Full-Time
Closing Date: 18th August 2015
Interviews: 21st August 2015
Job Reference Number: THW/15/059639/649

This post is a 12-month teaching fellow position available from the 1st September 2015 in the Department of Digital Humanities. The successful applicant will deliver excellent postgraduate and undergraduate teaching on the rapidly growing MA in Digital Asset and Media Management (MA DAMM), in particular on the core module and the optional module Digital Asset and Media Technologies in Practice. The post holder may also be asked to contribute to core and optional modules on the other MA programmes. The post includes both teaching and administrative roles, and also includes an allocation of time for scholarship.

The successful application will be expected to take a lead role in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the department in accordance with established departmental practice and will contribute to the on-going development of MA DAMM modules.

S/he will participate fully in assessment and examination process as appropriate using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their leaning.

More details are available online here: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=62845


Vacancy at JFC Brunssum for 5 Archivist positions

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Created on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:45

Staff Assistants (Digital Preservation, Archival Reference & Access and Archival Processing)

Location: Brunssum, The Netherlands
1 Staff Assistant (Digital Preservation), NATO Grade B-4
1 Staff Assistant (Archival Reference and Access), NATO Grade B-3
3 Staff Assistants (Archival Processing), NATO Grade B-3
Position Type: Full time: 2 year term
Closing Date: 17th August 2015

Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum, in The Netherlands, is one of two NATO Joint Force Headquarters. They are currently recruiting for 5 Archivist positions; Staff Assistant (Digital Preservation), Staff Assistant (Archival Reference and Access) and three Staff Assistants (Archival Processing). These are NATO International Civilian positions with an estimated project duration of two years.

For more information about these positions, please visit the website.

Further instructions for applicants including how to apply


Vacancy at the DPC: Business Manager

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Business Manager
Location: Glasgow
Salary: Grade 7, points 32-39 (£33,242- £40847)
Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 17th August 1700

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to employ a Business Manager to fill a post recently vacated. Applications should be submitted by email not later than 1700 on Monday 17th August. Shortlisted candidates should be ready to present themselves for interview on Wednesday 26th August.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and important role. Recruitment will be to the DPC offices in Glasgow and is available immediately. The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis. You will work to ensure smooth running of this growing, strategically important and internationally respected membership organisation. You will provide corporate support for operational and project delivery with the goal of ensuring closer and more productive collaboration among the coalition’s 51 members and our many partners and allies around the world.

For more details see: Attached Person Specification and Further Particulars

For an informal and confidential conversation about this post (after 3rd August 2015) please email william.Kilbride_at_dpconline.org or call 0141 330 4522.


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