Digital Collections Technicial

Job Overview
Job Order:JO000086871
Date Posted:Apr 11
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Start Date:Apr 28

Corestaff Services is seeking a Digital Collections Technicians for a very large client in the Washington, DC area.

Duties and Responsibilities

Processing: Processes digital files for access and preservation, including transcoding files, creating proxies, normalizing born digital and digitally acquired content, organizing files for preservation and following established standards to make digital files accessible in Museum Collections Search.

Inventorying: Ensures all digitized collections are accounted for and inventoried, reconciles issues between analog and digital surrogates, assures proper naming of digitized files, tracks file locations and creates records in proper databases.

Copying: Copies archival material off storage media including disc, flash drive, thumb drive, and optical media among other kinds of carriers to Museum computer network for preservation purposes.

Preservation: Uses a combination of tools provided by the Museum to verify and document file integrity, and normalize born digital and digitally acquired content.

Quality Control: Assures quality and consistency of digitized analog material and born digital content.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience preferred

  • Knowledge of fundamental collections management techniques, principles and theories and their application in tracking, monitoring or reporting

  • Familiarity with digital conversion methods and specifications for access and preservation

  • Interest in digital conversion and preservation practices

  • Interest in cultural heritage, museums or libraries

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with digital conversion workflows, familiarity with processing born digital files, metadata creation and extraction and audio or video editing software.

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