Nashville, TN: Micrographics Imaging Operator, Tennessee State Library & Archives

Job Opening Title: Micrographics Imaging Operator

Employer Name: Tennessee State Library and Archives

Job Location: Nashville, TN

Application Deadline:

Salary Range: $30,000 Annually

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Micrographics Imaging Operator
Tennessee Department of State
Tennessee State Library and Archives

Supervisor: Micrographics Manager

Summary: Operates micrographics and other document imaging technologies to transfer historical and current records to microfilm and/or digital files.

Mission: The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment.


• Operates imaging equipment, including rotary and planetary microfilm cameras, digital (DLSR) cameras, microfilm scanners, and digital archive writer.
• Operates related micrographics equipment, such as light meters, mechanical book cradles, and other items.
• Performs image capture from a range of archival and library materials to very exacting standards, consistently and productively.
• Handles rare or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage during the image process.
• Performs various quality control checks and monitors the quality of images produced; makes adjustments as necessary to focus, value, lighting, and orientation of digital files.
• Prepares daily work reports and accurate and timely records and logs of projects.
• Performs general record keeping and clerical duties.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

• Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and experience equivalent to two years of full-time library/archival and/or imaging experience.
• Proficient in the setup and maintenance of imaging equipment, including analog and/or digital cameras, photo stands, overhead scanners, and lighting environments.
• Proficient with image processing software.

Knowledge and Abilities:

• Possesses good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with staff, both verbally and in writing.

• Understanding of image capture production methods and equipment and ability to use this information to troubleshoot systems.
• Ability to analyze and synthesize data with a strong attention to detail.
• Ability to be self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, set and meet deadlines, and demonstrate problem solving skills.
• Ability to organize materials in a logical filing sequence.
• Ability to keep records, track production, and draft basic statistical reports.

Physical Requirements:
• Physical requirements for this position to include good vision, dexterity and the ability to lift equipment, boxes, records, etc., weighing up to 50 pounds.

Health, safety and collections security:
• Assists the organization in creating a safe and healthy working environment by working safely with the equipment provided
• Follows instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately reports any unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions
• Takes whatever measures are necessary to protect the collections from loss, mutilation or theft

Salary: $30,000 annually plus the State of Tennessee benefits package.

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to the Division of Human Resources, by April 23rd. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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