Job Posting: Digitization Specialist-ICFA, Dumbarton Oaks

via VRA-L:

Title: Digitization Specialist-ICFA (Image Collections and Fieldwork
Archives), Byzantine collection

Location: DUMBARTON OAKS – Library. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
and Collection is located in Georgetown in the Washington, DC area.
Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, is dedicated to
supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine, Garden and
Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, symposia,
exhibitions and publications. The Byzantine collection of ICFA includes
approximately one-half million photographs in different formats as well
as fieldwork papers and records.
(http://www.doaks.org/library/doaks_byz_photographs_and_fieldwork_collec
tions.html)

Reports To: Gunder Varinlioglu, Byzantine Assistant Curator

Grade: 51, ($29K min): Final salary to be determined by education,
experience and skill sets. Full-time, non-exempt. Full range of
benefits. This is a one year term appointment with the possibility of up
to two one year extensions.

Function: Supervise and coordinate the digitization and cataloguing of
the collection of photographs and fieldwork archives. Make the
information available for scholars and researchers around the world.
Answer researcher queries both on site and via email.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Catalogue photographs using Harvard University’s OLIVIA
database.

2. Supervise and coordinate the digitization and cataloguing
process.

3. Digitize photographic prints, films, and archival papers using a
flat-bed scanner and/or a professional digital SLR camera and/or
oversight of this process.

4. Process and upload images files to Harvard University’s Digital
Repository Service and link them to OLIVIA database records.

5. Review database records for consistency and accuracy.

6. Process and fulfill photo order inquiries by phone, mail, email
and onsite.

7. Participate with the Assistant Curator to organize the
collection for faster and easier access; write reports that evaluate and
discuss the contents of the collection.

8. Supervise and train temporary employees on office procedures,
preparing collection inventories, tasks pertaining to the preservation
and organization of photographic and archival holdings.

9. Other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Required:
1. M.L.S. or M.A. in Art History or Archaeology required with
undergraduate degree in Art History or Medieval Studies preferred
2. Experience in creating and managing databases, processing
images, scanning and using a digital camera
3. Strong computer skills
4. Accuracy and attention to detail
5. Excellent interpersonal skills
6. Desire to work in an academic environment
Preferred:
1. Experience with and/or knowledge of archival practices
2. Experience and/or interest in digital humanities
3. Previous experience in a visual resources collection, library,
or museum
4. Reading knowledge of one or more of the following languages:
Russian, Modern Greek, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, Italian, French, German,
or Arabic

Application: Provide CV or resume and letter of application
highlighting the areas of interest and match between your education,
skill sets and experience and those required and preferred for this
position with three (3) letters of recommendation.
Apply to: jobs2009@doaks.org, or fax to 202-337-5940, or mail to
Dumbarton Oaks, 1703 32nd St, NW, Washington, DC 20007.

LETTERS/CV/RESUME/RECOMMENDATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL 4/18/2010

EOE

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