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Company Historian

Facebook is seeking a Historian to manage permanent collections of physical and digital information that is intended to preserve the company's past and allow others to discover it. The ideal candidate is inquisitive, methodical and logical, organized and has excellent administrative skills. The incumbent should thrive in working across teams and be able to carry out independent research, and raise awareness about our historical collections.

Key duties include:

  • Locate original and new materials produced in a variety of formats, including print and digital photographs, documents, recordings and film, videotape, audiotape and other formats.
  • Research and record the origins and historical significance of archival materials.
  • Maintain and preserve records and materials in accordance with accepted standards and practices that ensure the long-term preservation and easy retrieval for internal and external users.
  • Organize records and develop a classification system to facilitate access them for internal and external audiences.
  • Conduct oral histories of current and former staff.
  • Develop and manage collection policy for introduction and implementation to company staff.
  • Promote the value and usage of the company's historical collection.

 

 


Qualifications and requirements

  • Knowledge and experience normally acquired through, or equivalent to, the completion of a Master's degree in history or Library Science from an ALA accredited program with formal course work on training in archives Management.
  • A minimum of 3 years of job related experience in appraising, and describing archival materials.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; demonstrated organization and planning skills; familiarity and experience with archival description standards; knowledge of preservation and conservation standards for archival materials required. Proven ability to research and present educational exhibits on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to perform physical activity associated with archives work environments.
  • Project management and supervisory experience a plus.


Knowledge and experience normally acquired through, or equivalent to, the completion of a Master's degree in history or Library Science from an ALA accredited program with formal course work on training in archives Management.

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