Madison, WI: PT Digital Archivist (term), Wisconsin Veterans Museum

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin is currently accepting applications for the position of Digital Archivist to participate in digitizing original Civil War era still images. The Digital Archivist will play a key role in the preservation and access of a variety of historical images, including cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, and ambrotypes.

Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the project director, the Digital Archivist will have overall responsibility for the digitization and creation of corresponding metadata for fully processed Civil War era photographic material in the holdings of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum archives. General responsibilities will include:

• Physically select and digitize original images following specific guidelines
• Create both master and user copies, and edit images when required
• Prepare scanned images for long term preservation storage
• Create metadata for each scanned digital image in PastPerfect, following simple DublinCore standards

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies, or an equivalent degree with concentration in Archival Studies; experience working in a library, archive, or museum setting; coursework or experience with current digitization standards and practices; coursework or experience with content management systems; experience or knowledge of operating software such as PastPerfect and Adobe Photoshop; experience or knowledge of descriptive metadata standards such as DublinCore; experience working with military collections, and an understanding of military culture.

This is a grant funded position that will begin in December 2014 and extend through March 2016. This position is part-time, 20 hours per week during business hours. The hourly rate is $15.106 per hour. Wisconsin residency is required. Qualified veterans are encouraged to apply. As a limited term employment position, this opportunity does not provide full state benefits.

Application deadline is October 31st, 2014. For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to: Andrew Baraniak, Processing Archivist at andrew.baraniak@dva.wisconsin.gov.

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