Dayton, OH: Digitization Specialist, History Associates

Job Opening Title:
Digitization Specialist – Dayton OH

Name of Employer:
History Associates Incoroporated

Job Site Location (City, State) :
Dayton OH

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2023

Minimum Degree Requirement:

Years of experience required:

Salary Range:
50,000 – 55,000

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
History Associates Incorporated (HAI) is actively recruiting qualified individuals for a Digitization Specialist position that supports the Department of Veterans Affairs History Office (VAHO), the NVAHC Archives (NVAHCA), and the NVAHC Museum (NVAHCM). We are looking for qualified candidates immediately with employment contingent upon award of the government contract to HAI. Anticipated start date is June 2023.

HAI is a respected organization in the museum and archives field known for employing experienced archivists and historians who go above and beyond to meet our client’s needs. For a third year in a row, HAI has been named as a Great Place to Work!

The VA History Office (VAHO) was established on April 10, 2020, at the direction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. VAHO’s mission includes the establishment of a VA history
program and the establishment of the National VA History Center (NVAHC) under development on the Dayton VA campus.

The primary location of work is the historic campus section of the Dayton VA Medical Center located at 4100 W Third St, Dayton, OH 45428 (NVAHC). Offsite performance locations (for interviews and archival research) will be primarily performed within the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. Contractor personnel may be requested to work at the Government’s alternate locations during emergencies and emergency exercises.

Work schedule will be approximately 40 hours per week within normal business hours, starting no earlier than 0600 hrs. and ending no later than 1800 hrs. each day. You should be available to answer all routine matters during VAHO’s standard working hours, Monday to Friday 0800-1700 Eastern Time.  Occasional short-term, long-distance travel may be required.

This position is full-time; 40 hours per week and includes a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; and a 401(k) profit sharing.

Work responsibilities will include physical maintenance of artifacts, planning and arranging storage space, handling incoming artifacts, specialist reference activities, and maintaining collection records.

Education Requirements
Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts or Arts-related field.

Experience Requirements
Requires at least three years of experience in the creation of digital images of archival and museum objects using applied principles of both photography and digital technology.
Requires ability to implement digital imaging and conversion projects and provide consultation and liaison duties.
Requires ability to implement digitization and conversion processes, post processing, and quality review.
At least one year of Photoshop and/or CaptureOne is preferred.
Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, and names, email address, and phone number of three professional references to:
Doris Miles, Vice-President HR

History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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