10 June 2022

Westminster, London, with occasional travel to East Sussex

£42k+ subject to experience

Fixed Term

Nyland is a single family office, supporting a family with their private affairs and personal projects, and supervising the management of their homes and staff. We are a small dynamic organisation and are looking for an experienced and motivated digital archivist to join us, working closely with our small archive and IT teams.

Your responsibilities will be:

  1. to appraise and arrange a collection of c. 70,000 born-digital files. These were created by a family member from c. 1980 onwards using their own unique filing system and include business and personal correspondence.

  1. to work with our archivist on setting up a digital preservation programme to work alongside our physical archives programme. This will cover both historic born-digital material on physical media and modern digitisations of paper archive material. Our goal is to ensure that we have the technological capability to preserve digital files and a Digital Asset Management System to verify, catalogue, store, and provide access to this material. This also includes defining a policy for the archive and for the wider organisation

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in Archives/Records Management or Digital Archives management, for Information Management and Digital Preservation (or similar) 

  • Knowledge and experience of appraising records for long-term value, specifically working with born-digital collections

  • Specialist knowledge of good practice in the digital preservation of archives including documents, images, sound and moving images

  • Specialist knowledge of collections management systems, or archive repository systems – e.g. Axiell CALM and Epexio 

  • Project management experience


  • Knowledge and experience in the curation of archival digital assets, including supervising the creation and transfer/migration of digital assets, cataloguing and metadata creation, and developing an ingest to digital repository workflow  

  • Knowledge and experience of investigating the digital preservation architecture required to develop and implement a new digital preservation system, including needs appraisal and system selection  

Application process:

Please send a CV (of no more than two A4 pages) and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm GMT on 10 June 2022. Initial interviews will be by video call the w/c 13 June 2022.


Closing date for applications – 10 June 2022

Interviews – week commencing 13 June 2022

Start date – as soon as possible thereafter

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