Temporary Project Assistant
DescriptionReporting to the Director of Special Collections and working closely with the PACSCL CLIR grant management team, the project assistant’s primary duties are to coordinate with contributing repositories on digitization and metadata creation; schedule uploads; ensure quality control on metadata and images; and support management team on financial management and other reporting. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in a relevant discipline, and archival training and/or certification. A minimum of one year of experience working in an archival repository or library on digitization projects. Experience applying descriptive standards to archives collections, including Dublin Core, DACS, and LCSH. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated knowledge of current practice and standards for digital imaging of library and archives collections.
*Demonstrated knowledge of handling, processing, and reformatting archives collection.
*Working knowledge of content management systems and current practices and standards for digital imaging of library and archival collections.
*Knowledge of digital collection aggregators, such as DPLA, Umbra, Civil Rights Digital Library, etc.
*Ability to work with spreadsheets and competence in Microsoft Excel.
*Knowledge and experience with project management techniques and tools including software.
*Ability to work in and contribute to a team environment.
*Excellent written and oral communication skills.
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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Paley Library
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular