Digitization Imaging Technician – Bowie, MD

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digitization Imaging Technician at a Museum facility located in Bowie, MD. This position is on a government contract and is presently funded for one year. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Maintenance: Operates and maintains the digitization camera system, lighting, and Capture One Cultural Heritage software. 

Imaging: Collaborates with the digitization team to produce quality images that meet USHMM specifications and standards. 

Handling: Handles potentially fragile documents, photographs, publications, and other archival materials. 

Tracking: Tracks, monitors, and reports progress of the digitization operation. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • At least one year of experience imaging archival material using a medium format camera setup. 
  • B.A. or equivalent experience 
  • At least one year of experience with Capture software (Cultural Heritage preferred). 
  • Experience working in a research library, museum, or archives setting. 
  • Knowledge of archival cataloging and arrangement standards. 
  • Knowledge of file naming practices and metadata standards. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Must be detail-oriented and self-motivated. 

Additional Information: 

This position is located in the Digital Assets Management and Preservation Division (DAMP) of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD). The division is responsible for the growing digital collection comprising of tens of millions of image files, tens of thousands of hours of video and audio media, hundreds of thousands of descriptions of items in our Collection, and several sources of metadata. The division endeavors to provide better user interfaces to support those using the collection via the web and by internal staff, manages or advises on Museum digitization projects, and is 

responsible for the preservation of all digitized Museum assets. The incumbent in this position works under the direction of the Director, DAMP. 

The incumbent must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to work in a team environment, highly organized and have a detail-oriented approach to responsibilities. The material to be imaged varies in size, configuration and color and may present a significant range of technical challenges that the incumbent must analyze and meet. The incumbent will be required to select, adapt and modify the digital camera equipment to meet this end. The position requires an understanding of the sensitivities associated with the subject matter and the vision and skills to help create a unified visual identity for the Museum through digital imaging. 

Guidelines consist of professionally accepted digitization techniques and practices. Incumbent is expected to adhere to established digitization practices and procedures as well as generally accepted technical standards. 

Incumbent is expected to perform a variety of assignments, ensure technical accuracy at all times, contribute suggestions for improving the various systems currently in use, and report problems affecting work to the responsible staff member. 

The incumbent’s work will affect the accuracy, reliability, and acceptability of further work processes, and will facilitate the work of other people, both inside and outside the organization. The incumbent’s work directly affects the physical safekeeping and integrity of the Museum’s digital collections stored both on-site and off-site. In some cases, the digital files represent the only carrier containing the important content and thus are irreplaceable and extremely valuable. Without continued professional care and documentation, these irreplaceable oral testimony interviews will neither be available to the public, accessible for scholarly research now and for future generations. 

Further Information 

This is a full-time contract position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k). There is no company sponsored relocation. 

Corestaff Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology, library/museum, records management and human resources placements. 

Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For consideration, submit resumes to contracts@corestaff.com

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