Web & Social Media Archivist, National Museum of American History

at Smithsonian Institution (view profile)
Published April 7, 2023
Location Washington, DC, United States of America
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://www.usajobs.gov/job/713941300
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $78,592
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $102,166
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade GS-11 / GS-12
Twitter Handle @amhistorymuseum


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History empowers people to create a just and compassionate future by exploring, preserving, and sharing the complexity of our past. This is a specialist archivist position that will focus on establishing a new digital collection documenting the experiences of American women, through web and social media archiving.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops a documentation strategy and initial scope for a new web and social media digital archive that embraces the complexities and first-person perspectives of American women.
  • Convenes and coordinates subject specialists at NMAH, other units at the Smithsonian, and external partners to define collecting areas and identify potential collecting opportunities.
  • Identifies and applies digital archiving tools and technologies to capture, manage and preserve web-based collections.
  • Collaborates with staff across the museum and the Smithsonian to establish methodologies, policies and workflows for the collection, management, preservation of and access to web and social media content.
  • Organizes, contextualizes and describes digital records, bringing logical order to the material and making it usable by and accessible to scholars, researchers and NMAH staff.

This position is Term Federal NTE 4 years, GS-11 with promotion potential to GS-12.