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Digital Access Archivist

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Senator John Heinz History Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Graduate Degree


The Heinz History Center is currently seeking a full-time Digital Access Archivist. As a member of the Library & Archives team, the Digital Access Archivist develops and promotes online access points for Library & Archives collections by digitizing materials, creating metadata, processing collections, and developing online finding aids and catalog records. This position will further the Library & Archives’ pursuit of its strategic objectives, including increasing online content, enhancing patron engagement, and strengthening collecting management. This position will also be a member of the Library & Archives reference team and will provide research support to patrons of diverse backgrounds, ages, and skill levels, including students, educators, genealogists, media, History Center staff, and the general public.  

The Digital Access Archivist works a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of the Detre Library & Archives.

The key responsibilities of the Digital Access Archivist include:
•    Digitizing photographs, paper records, and other archival material. 
•    Creating metadata for newly digitized material according to local guidelines and archival standards. 
•    Arranging and describing archival collections 
•    Creating finding aids and MARC records for archival collections
•    Providing reference assistance to internal and external patrons


Why Work at the History Center?

Rewarding, mission-driven work that makes an impact in the community!
Dynamic workplace located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District
Voted the Best Museum in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine’s Reader Poll 2022.
Voted the second-best history museum in the nation by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice poll – February 2023.
Full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance
403(B) retirement plan
Paid time off 
Nine (9) paid holidays
Company paid life insurance / LTD
Discounts in the Museum Shop and Cafe



  • A master’s degree in Library Science (MLS)/Library and Information Science (MLIS) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with processing and digitizing archival material.
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace and library and archival standards, including DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, and Dublin Core.
  • Knowledge of library and archives concepts, standards, and best practices.
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, customer service, research, project management and prioritization of tasks. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products.

A cover letter is required when submitting your application.

The History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The History Center celebrates diversity and is committed to treating all applicants & employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.

Minorities encouraged to apply.