Digital Production Coordinator, Maryland Province Archives

at Georgetown University Library (view profile)
Location Washington, D.C.
Date Posted September 24, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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The Digital Production Coordinator for the Maryland Province Archives is a two-year term position within the Digital Services Unit at the Georgetown University Library. This position will assist the Library in its fulfillment of the recommendations put forth by the University's Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation by serving as a core team member on the reprocessing and digitization of the Maryland Province Archives project and by overseeing the digitization of materials in the collection.

Reporting to the Head of the Digital Services Unit, the Digital Production Coordinator will have duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Digitize archival materials that fall within the parameters of the Maryland Province Archives and its related collections.
  • Publish materials in DigitalGeorgetown, the Library's digital collections and institutional repository, and ingest materials into the Library's digital preservation system.
  • Supervise the work of student employees and provide guidance and training to students to ensure they properly handle rare and fragile archival collections and digitize materials according to established workflows and best-practices.
  • Assist with the documentation of project procedures and workflows, and contribute to reports on project progress.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of digital object file formats, imaging techniques and specifications, and digitization software programs
  • Familiarity with digital conversion technologies and software programs
  • Experience with repository or digital object management, large-scale digitization projects, or digital initiatives
  • Experience handling rare and fragile archival materials in a variety of formats
  • Experience using image manipulation software
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and adhere to project timelines
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of metadata schemas for digital and archival objects including Dublin Core, MARC, and EAD
  • Experience working on multi-year and/or grant-funded projects
  • Knowledge of digital preservation standards and best-practices
  • Experience working with project management software such as JIRA