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    This position is located in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The incumbent is responsible for collecting, managing, preserving and providing access to digitized and born digital content.

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    • Collaborates with Museum staff to develop projects to collect, manage, preserve and provide access to digitized and born digital content; 

    • Explores new and innovative approaches to archival functions, including enhanced use of technology and sharing expertise and authority, to support outreach and collaboration.

    • Establishes policies, procedures and priorities for digital preservation and acquisition of born digital content and assists in the development and use of digital preservation and electronic records management tools and training. 

    • Applies knowledge of basic archival principles, methods, and procedures and historical research methods, using subject content matter and interrelationships to appraise, access, arrange and describe records and historic documents, in all media, bringing logical order to the material and making it usable and accessible to scholars, researchers and NMAH staff.

    • Assures proper care and preservation of the collection, and to promote use of the collection by scholars and the public. Researches intellectual and cultural property rights as they pertain to archival records and requests. 
    • Works in collaboration with internal and external partners to develop and support digital preservation, digitization and digital access projects through writing grant proposals and managing funded projects.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals (including Veterans recruitment). Excepted Service employees may also apply to this announcement.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500506000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.