Program Officer, Archiving & Data Services


Open until filled.

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 Program Officer for its Archiving & Data Services team. Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library, top 200 website at, and an archive of over 99 petabytes of digital information running in self-owned and operated data centers. Internet Archive provides mission-aligned services to thousands of organizations, working collaboratively to advance the goal of “Universal Access to All Knowledge.” 

We are seeking a Program Officer to help grow and expand our work with mission-aligned cultural heritage organizations, researchers, and social good non-profits. The role will primarily work in our Community Programs team. Community Programs priorities include supporting responsible computational engagement with the cultural record (e.g., collections as data, machine learning, text and data mining), providing a range of digital products, services, and collaborations to increase  preservation of and access to knowledge (e.g., digital preservation, web archiving) including for under-represented or under-resourced communities, and strengthening memory worker and researcher capacities (e.g., professional development, and stakeholder convening and action). The role will work closely with community, engineering, product, operations, and development teams and conduct significant outreach and coordination with external partners and stakeholders. Other responsibilities include project management, grant management, communications, and working with department staff to support the continuous growth and improvement of our services and partnerships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support implementation and growth of sustainable programs aligned with Community Program and Archiving & Data Services priorities. 

  • Support growth of regional, national, and/or international support networks that facilitate collective ability to address community challenges at scale. 

  • Work with external stakeholders to build library and archival collections, including ensuring efforts are able to best leverage our portfolio of products supporting preservation, research, and open access.

  • Work directly with the Community Programs team, and a diverse and distributed team of institutional program members and their staff and representatives, to execute a range of program objectives, communication plans, outreach and community management.

  • Represent the program in public-facing events and professional communities, including conferences and meetings involving public speaking.

  • Guide and help organize logistics for outreach and training activities, including webinars, open calls, in-person events, and online community tools.  

Qualification and Skills:

  • Experience leading and/or supporting initiatives or programs in one or more of the following areas: community archives; scholarly communication; digital preservation; research services, collections as data, text and data mining, open source technology. 

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated project management, technical support, and/or community support experience working directly with memory and research organizations is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with grants, both grant writing and awarded grant management, is desired.

  • Experience creating roadmaps, project timelines, and ensuring the accomplishment of both internally and externally mandated deliverables.

  • Must be able to manage multiple simultaneous projects, contracts, deadlines, and responsibilities and work in and enjoy a loosely-structured, dynamic work environment that includes a globally distributed remote team.

  • Candidates must have strong written, communication, and presentation skills to represent programs at national and international events.

  • Proven experience working with remote-first teams, including working directly with engineering and program staff at all levels of seniority.

  • Flexibility, self-reliance, and being energized by ambiguity, possibilities, and problem-solving are valuable qualities.

  • The role requires travel primarily within the United States and Canada.


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, but negotiable, salary range of $65,000 to $80,000. 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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