Lincoln, NE: Digitization Technician (term), History Nebraska

Job Opening Title: Digitization Technician

Name of Employer: History Nebraska

Job Site Location :
Lincoln, Nebraska

Application Deadline: continuous

Minimum Degree Requirement:
REQUIREMENTS: Coursework/training or experience related to research, presentation, or publication in an area related to the programs or functions of the employing agency; business administration; accounting; customer service; and/ or technical support work, including use of computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and database management. PREFERRED: Interest or background in history, libraries, or archives.

Years of experience required:

Salary Range:
$16.33 Hourly

Job opening URL:
http://statejobs.nebraska.gov

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
Description
History Nebraska is seeking a Digitization Technician to help carry out our strategic goal of making our collections more accessible. This is a full-time temporary position expected to last one year, with possibility of continued work. Positions are eligible for health, dental, short and long-term
disability, HSA, and FSA dependent care plans.

History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation.

Our four core values are:
• We do it Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it.
• We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups. We candidly support one another for the betterment of the organization.
• We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done.
• We Are Curious. We never stop learning and we encourage curiosity in others.

Location: 1500 R street, Lincoln

This is a temporary assignment expected to last 1 year from start date.

Examples of Work
• Scan archival collections into digital format
• Maintain appropriate workflows and quality assurance practices
• Keep digital files organized on the server
• Use controlled vocabularies and style standards to create Qualified Dublin Core metadata records for digitized archival materials in Preservica
• Edit images of archival materials as needed in Adobe Photoshop
• Handle all archival collections using appropriate methods of safe handling
• Pull and put away archival collections from the stacks
• Attend team meetings
• Work closely with the Digitization Projects Coordinator, who guides workflows and processes

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Coursework/training or experience related to research, presentation, or publication in an area related to the programs or functions of the employing agency; business administration; accounting; customer service; and/ or technical support work, including use of computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.

PREFERRED: Interest or background in history, libraries, or archives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent computer skills (working knowledge of google drive, Windows, etc.)
• Must be self-directed and able to work independently.
• Detail oriented.
• Basic knowledge or desire to learn proper handling of archival materials.
• Experience scanning with multiple types of equipment is a plus.

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