Job Posting: Digital Imaging Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Cornell University Library’s Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services unit seeks a Digital Imaging Assistant to assist with photographing and digitizing rare materials, assist in managing projects within the digital imaging digitization lab and help correspond with patrons, faculty, staff, Annex and collection donors. Under the supervision of Multimedia Associate, will prepare materials for digitization, digitize analog materials, provide quality control for digitized content, enhance, produce, and embed technical metadata of digitized content, and help set priorities and support project management within the lab. Will also provide basic digitization in the audiovisual digitization lab. Duties include:

  • Assisting in correspondence with patrons, faculty, staff, and collection donors
  • High-end digital imaging of various visual materials for publication, exhibition and research
  • Implementing archival quality color management and digital file preparation strategies
  • Audiovisual digitization of magnetic tape recordings
  • Rare and fragile material handling
  • Coordinating with metadata librarians to implement organizational and finding strategies
  • Assist in training student workers on digital imaging processes
  • Creating, enhancing, and embedding of technical metadata in digitized objects
  • Assisting in digital uploads of content into repositories

This is a part-time, two year, benefits-eligible term position for 30 hours per week.


  • Associates degree in a visual media, photography or related area of study and two years of imaging experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • High comfort level in working with office and Adobe software and image-based software platforms
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with archival material.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years experience working with analog and digital photography
  • Experience managing digital content
  • Copyright research experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or MLS or MFA Photography candidate

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