Grant Funded Digitization Technician (full-time for 24 months)

at AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library (view profile)
Location 111 James P. Brawley Drive Atlanta GA, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted June 7, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements Bachelors degree or equivalent years of service
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $25,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $30,000
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The AUC-RWWL is looking for a highly motivated individual seeking to gain experience broadening access and the discoverability of cultural heritage collections in a full-time, Grant Funded temporary position. Working with the Archives Research Center and the Digital Services Department, this two-year project will coordinate and implement the processing, digitization and access of The Joseph Echols Lowery and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection which comprises 460 linear feet of documents, photographs, audiovisual media and objects documenting the civil rights and social justice achievements of Dr. Joseph Lowery and his wife Evelyn Lowery spanning the years of 1946-2014, including their involvement with the Southern Christian Leadership Council.  The Grant Funded Digitization Technician will perform the digitization, metadata creation and help with the provision of online access to significant portions of this archival collection for students, historians and scholars worldwide. The Grant Funded Digitization Technician will report to the Digitization Project Manager. 


  • Digitize a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications) following professional standards and best practices
  • Ensure quality of master images, edit images as needed, and create derivate images for access purposes
  • Under the guidance of the Grant Funded Digitization Project Manager, this individual will create descriptive metadata for a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications, audiovisual materials) following professional standards and best practices
  • Conduct quality control of export derivatives, ensuring correct placement in storage, checking file naming, file type(s), bit depth, resolution, page count, OCR, and cropping for consistency
  • Assist with preparing audiovisual formats for outsourced digitization
  • Perform research to accurately identify, date, and describe documents and publications
  • Provide weekly progress updates to team leaders
  • Attend and participate in team meetings


  • Familiarity with archival digitization standards and best practices
  • Experience operating a variety of scanning hardware and software
  • Experience using image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Sensitivity in handling fragile archival materials
  • Understanding of library metadata structures and standards such as MODS, Dublin Core, EAD
  • Effective analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights and weekends


  • Familiarity with the digitization of audio and video formats 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of service
  • Two years of relevant experience



Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).


Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at this link.


Please include three professional references and salary requirements.

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