Digital Production Specialist for Jesuit Collections

at Georgetown University Library (view profile)
Published May 12, 2023
Location Washington, D.C.
Category Academic  
Job Type Temporary/Term-Limited  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $55,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $60,000
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Reporting to the Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian within the Georgetown University Library, the Digital Production Specialist for Jesuit Collections is a two-year term position responsible for the digitization, post-production, online publication, and digital preservation of special collections materials documenting Jesuit history. The Digital Production Specialist for Jesuit Collections oversees digital production processes and quality assurance for these materials and manages digitized content within traditional file systems and platforms such as DigitalGeorgetown and APTrust. They assist with documentation of project procedures and workflows, and complete all tasks in accordance with established standards and best-practices. They will also be responsible for regular status reports on the project and helping to assist with the promotion of project milestones.

Work Interactions

This position reports to, and works closely with, the Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian. They will also work closely with the Digital Production Specialist. In addition, this position works collaboratively with the Archivist for the Maryland Province Archives and other staff members in Digital Scholarship & Technology Services, Metadata Services, and the Booth Family Center for Special Collections to accomplish project goals and objectives. They will direct the work of student assistants in coordination with other members of the unit.

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in libraries, archives, museums, or a similar environment
  • Knowledge of digital object file formats, imaging techniques and specifications, and digitization workflows
  • Understanding of metadata schemas for digital and archival objects
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively in a team environment, including excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills


  • Experience working on multi-year and/or grant-funded projects
  • Experience working with project management software such as Jira
  • Knowledge of digital preservation standards and best-practices