Interested in a mission-driven job ensuring open access to information for a global audience? Enjoy working to ensure a diverse, expansive archive of the digital historical record? Internet Archive is seeking a Digital Archivist for its Archiving & Data Services team. Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library, top 200 website at, and an archive of over 80 petabytes of digital information running in self-owned and operated data centers. Internet Archive also provides mission-aligned services to thousands of organizations worldwide, working collaboratively to advance the goal of “Universal Access to All Knowledge.” 

We are seeking a Digital Archivist to work cross-functionally with a number of our teams both building openly available digital and web archive collections and working directly with other libraries, heritage organizations, non-profits, and communities to provide services supporting their preservation and access efforts. The Archiving & Data Services group includes both paid and free digital archiving services as well as custom web and data products, community programs, and strategic initiatives supporting perpetual access to information. The Digital Archivist will work closely with our Special Collections, Community Programs, and Web and Data Services teams performing a range of activities including selecting and accessioning born-digital collections, working with external communities to build custom digital libraries, conducting web archiving, coordinating with digitization teams, supporting our web and data services, contributing to our Community Programs, and assisting in outreach, project management, product development, and similar activities. This is a wide-ranging role that will engage with departments across our organization, work with multiple teams in our department, and work directly with institutional users of our services and with individuals contributing collections for preservation. Perfect for a collaborative self-starter, the role will work closely with product, engineering, and operations teams and reports to the Program Manager, Special Collections. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with internal teams to coordinate the digitization and ingest of physical collections and to accession and make available born-digital and web-based archives.

  • Work with external stakeholders to build library and archival collections including personal digital archives, special web archive collections using our Archive-It platform, and ensure our digital archiving efforts leverage our portfolio of services supporting digital preservation and open access.

  • Work with the Program Manager, Special Collections to help build digital library and archive collections documenting professional, creative, citizen, and local communities.

  • Work directly supporting institutional users of our archiving and access services and with individuals and groups contributing material for preservation including appraisal, metadata, quality assurance, and ingest of archival materials into our various repositories as well as providing technical support.

  • Help design, improve, and maintain discovery and access services including working with engineering teams on web development, UX testing, and product and platform releases.

  • Conduct outreach, communications, other efforts to publicize our digital library services and projects and represent Internet Archive in the affiliated professional communities, including travel, meetings, presentations, and outreach.

Qualification and Skills:

  • A Masters degree in LIS/Archives or equivalent, or demonstrated experience working with libraries, archives, museums and other memory institutions, is strongly preferred.

  • Two years experience working with or in libraries, archives, or memory organizations, especially with external stakeholders or in a public-facing role, is preferred.

  • Knowledge of digital library and (web) archiving principles, and familiarity with related web technologies and tools.

  • Exceptional written, communication, and presentation skills.

  • Comfort learning new skills, working with distributed teams, and interacting with staff at all levels of seniority.

  • Experience working remotely is a plus.

  • Must be able to learn quickly and manage multiple projects and deadlines, rigorously prioritize, and work productively and cross-functionally between different teams.

  • Ability to work in and enjoy a loosely structured, creative work environment that rewards mission-driven, positive, solution-oriented, and self-motivated individuals.

  • Flexibility, a sense of humor, and an inquisitive spirit are appreciated.

Job Details:

This is a remote-first position working in a distributed team. Candidates will need to have some time overlap with primarily North America (and largely Pacific Time) based colleagues. Compensation and title will be commensurate with experience and the role is open to candidates of varying seniority with a general salary range of $55,000 to $75,000. References must be made available upon request.

Benefits & Perks:

The Internet Archive is a remote first workplace and provides a comprehensive benefits package including; PTO, paid holidays, and medical benefits. Depending on where you live, we also provide these additional benefits; dental, vision, health savings accounts, flex spending accounts, commuter benefits, short term disability, long term disability and retirement programs.

At the Internet Archive, we believe we do our best work when our employees bring together diverse ideas. Members of all groups under represented in the tech industry and library world are strongly encouraged to apply. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Internet Archive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Internet Archive complies with the Fair Chance Ordinance. Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library founded in 1996.

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