Abacus Technology

  • Archivist

    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4 months ago)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Abacus Technology is seeking an Archivist to maintain the document library and history at Marshall Space Flight Center.  This is a full-time position.


    Maintain and enhance MSFC’s document history archive, enabling a wide range of users, from academic historians to MSFC technical personnel, to readily find and use documents, films, videos, photos, other elements of the archive in both analog and digital formats.  Research the content of the history archive to provide documents, information and reports to the MSFC historian, academic historians and MSFC managers and technical experts.  Work with MSFC historian in the implementation of both the social media and oral history programs.  Research, plan, propose and implement systems for the management of the MSFC History Office’s digital material ensuring effective acquisition, appraisal, deposit, description, persistence and interoperability of all digital objects.  Organize, catalog and classify existing digitized and born-digital materials for use internally and externally.  Demonstrate a knowledge of descriptive content standards and best practices, particularly DACS.  Prepare digital files for depositing in the MSFC History Office’s digital archive.  Create, propose and execute a plan for periodic auditing of the archive that ensures the long-term persistence and usability of the digital material.  Configure digital archive software and facilitate access to archival database.  Maintain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of digital file formats, electronic records management and digital persistence practice and theory.


    3+ years experience in research and analysis.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Graduate studies in a related field is preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of both physical and digital archives, electronic record management and digital preservation practice.  Proficient at computer-based methods for data-retrieval, manipulation and presentation of data from large, complex databases.  Must be customer and results-oriented; proactive; and highly detail-oriented/organized.  Proficient in MS Office and internet research.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required along with having proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.  Able to multitask and operate in dynamic environments.  Must be a US citizen.


    Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.




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