Digitization Associate

Massachusetts, United States
03 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

DIGITIZATION ASSOCIATEMIT Libraries-Metadata and Digital Collection Services (MDCS), to contribute to digital imaging activities for project scanning as part of the new MDCS program. Will work collaboratively with staff within MDCS and across the Libraries, share knowledge of digital imaging operations and applications, and serve as a resource to staff.  May also coordinate the work of other staff.  Responsibilities include utilizing multiple types of imaging software such as Capture One Pro, QuickScan and SilverFast and various types of equipment to digitize materials; performing post-processing tasks and quality control of in-house and outsourced projects; working with staff to resolve complex problems; working with vendors to facilitate repairs; writing and maintaining procedural documentation; troubleshooting software/hardware problems; and working with supervisor and other staff members to meet customer deadlines and production goals.  

A more detailed description is available at http://libraries.mit.edu/about/jobs. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  two years direct/related experience; understanding of scanning and image correction; technical experience with digital imaging equipment (especially digital cameras) and related Windows-based and Mac OS software applications, e.g., Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, and FileMaker Pro; interest in learning, understanding, and effectively using new software and technology; aptitude for accurate, detailed, and quantitative work; strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to manage competing priorities, work independently with minimal supervision and in collaboration with others; strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; service-orientation; initiative; and flexibility.  Familiarity with digital imaging technologies (e.g., Capture One Pro) and standards, including scanner technology, digitization workflow, imaging system troubleshooting, and digital photography or image analysis and processing software preferred; as is experience in a library, higher education, and/or customer service environment. Priority consideration will be given to those applying by October 29, 2018.  Job #16650-4


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