Job description

Duties: Since 1996 the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI) has been enhancing the research and scholarly use of rare books, manuscripts, and other primary source materials by making them available online through Penn websites, such as OPenn, Penn in Hand, and Print at Penn. Several of our projects represent collaborations between the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and other libraries, museums, and private collectors. Startup costs were met through a generous gift from Library Overseer Lawrence J. Schoenberg. SCETI has also received grants from federal and private foundations for specific projects, including an NEH Challenge Grant. SCETI is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Digital Camera Operator. Working under the supervision of the Head of SCETI, the Digital Camera Operator will be a member of a project team digitizing Penn Libraries' collections.

This is a three-year term position with possibility of extension.

-Photographs rare and fragile materials using a digital camera.
-Makes appropriate choices for capture and image manipulation, including resolution, tonal settings, etc. based on project technical and photographic specifications and profiles.
-Transfers images, creates and indexes backups.
-Performs routine maintenance related to digital cameras and reports problems as appropriate.

Qualifications: -A High School Diploma or GED and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
-Some college preferred.
-Knowledge of skills for use of digital cameras, digital-image capture, practices, and standards.
-High visual acuity and color perception.
-Expert knowledge of Photoshop, proficiency with applications and image-capture software and ability to learn new applications quickly.
-Ability to troubleshoot computing and scanning problems.
-Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail. Skilled in handling rare archival materials an asset.
-Works well in a team environment.

Reference Number: 50-28225

Salary Grade: U

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: Center for Electronic Text and Imaging

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival




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Posted: 3/28/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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