Digitization Manager – Anthropology Lab

at University of Idaho Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology (in collaboration with the University of Idaho Library) (view profile)
Location Moscow, Idaho
Date Posted May 26, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Temporary/Term-Limited
Apply Here https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/31875
Education Requirements High school diploma or GED
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $19.64
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $23.00
Hourly or Salary? Hourly

Description

The Alfred W. Bowers Anthropology Lab at the University of Idaho is seeking applications for a full-time Digitization Manager to manage the creation processes for the Crabtree Lithic Comparative Collection as part of a CLIR Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant.

Dates of employment: 8/1/2021 - 12/31/2022.

First consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before June 23, 2021. Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervising grant-funded student employees
  • Managing the creation and preservation of the digital assets and archive
  • Managing physical assets for scanning
  • Contributing to grant project deliverables

Grant project description: Digitizing the Donald E. Crabtree Lithic Comparative Collection in 2D and 3D

The University of Idaho Library and Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology (Bowers Lab) will pursue a two-year project to digitize the Donald E. Crabtree Lithic Comparative Collection. This preeminent collection includes lithic (stone) artifacts created by Crabtree as well as documents, slides, and photographs related to his work. All collection materials will be digitized in 2D and made available via a specially created version of the Library’s in-house, open source web-based digital collection tool, CollectionBuilder. Two hundred exemplary artifacts will also undergo 3D photogrammetric digitization for inclusion in a “Virtual Lithics Lab,” giving website visitors a “hands-on” experience with these fragile artifacts. Making this hidden collection visible will reinvigorate interest in lithic technology and flintknapping (the creation of chipped lithic tools) among archaeologists, educators, students, and the general public as well as facilitate community dialogue about the appropriation of Indigenous knowledge.

EEO Statement: The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.