New York, NY: PT Digitization Technician, The Center for Book Arts

Job Opening Title: Digitization Technician, part-time

Institution/Organization Name: The Center for Book Arts

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): New York, New York

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Digitization Technician, part-time

The Center for Book Arts seeks a part-time digitization technician to work on a grant-funded project to scan and catalog ephemera from the Center’s archives.

Under the supervision of the Collections Manager, the digitization technician will create digital surrogates of archival materials, create catalog records, and upload content onto the CMS and website.

This position is scheduled to start in May or June of 2017 and last approximately 4 to 6 months. The salary is $17 per hour.

Required qualifications:
• Graduate student or recent graduate in library and information science, archival studies, history, art history, or American studies
• An interest in special collections
• Commitment to accurate, detailed, and efficient work

Desired qualifications:
• Experience working on digital projects, particularly scanning and creating metadata/catalog records
• Knowledge of digital standards, particularly Dublin Core
• Experience working with CollectiveAccess preferred or other CMS software

Time requirements: Position is flexible. We ask for a commitment of at least one full day per week, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The position will last approximately 4 to 6 months, or a total of 300 hours, depending on schedule.

To apply please email cover letter and resume to:
Theo Roth, Collections Manager

About the Center: The Center for Book Arts is one of few contemporary arts organizations dedicated to the art of the book, and the only location in New York City at which visitors can view book arts exhibitions in the context of an active, working studio. The Center is dedicated to exploring and cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as an art object, while preserving the traditional practices of the art of the book. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary art and literature through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.


About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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