Digitization Assistant [Truro]

Digitization Assistant



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Digitization Assistant




Colchester Historeum


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Truro, Nova Scotia


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$15.00 Hourly


Job Description:


The Digitization Assistant will be responsible for completing a 17-week digitization project of the Colchester Historical Society’s map collection under the funding of the Provincial Archival Development Program. The project will involve appraising, selecting, describing, and re-housing the Archives’ map collection, as well as updating current map entries on the database. The Digitization assistant will assist with transporting the maps to be digitized. Once digital copies of the maps have been made, the assistant will be responsible for both creating an internal finding aid and uploading the images online to MemoryNS with the appropriate descriptors. The Digitization Assistant will work closely with the Archivist while conducting the project. They will be trained in collections management, data entry, and care and preservation methods.

•Appraisal and selection of map records
•Preservation and re-housing of the map collection
•Preparing maps to be transported to third party digitization company
•Receiving maps following digitization
•Describing the records according to the Rules for Archival Description
•Creating an internal finding aid for the map collection
•Uploading digital images onto MemoryNS and adding the appropriate descriptors
•Physical re-organization of storage space

All applicants must:
•Have data entry experience
•Have strong communication and organizational skills
•Be attentive to detail
•Have strong computer skills (Microsoft suite of tools)
•Be fluent in English
•Possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
•Possess a valid driver’s license

The following are considered assets for the position:
•Educational background in Archival Studies or Library and Information sciences
•Knowledge of best practices in collections and archives management
•Experience working in archives/museum settings
•Knowledge of the Rules for Archival Description
•Knowledge of Nova Scotia History
•Experience handling and caring for archival records and/or artifacts

Speciality statements:
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of employment. Checks may include one or all of the following: Reference Checks, Criminal Background Checks, Child Abuse Registry, and Education.

Resumes, Cover Letters, and References can be sent to:

Ashley Sutherland, Archivist