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Digital Asset & Processing Assistant, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA

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Department: The Mary Baker Eddy Library

The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a trusted and authoritative resource on Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement, providing public access to original materials and educational experiences about her, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.

The Digital Asset and Processing Assistant is a part-time, short-term, project-based position that works closely with the Photo Archivist on projects related to the management of photos and other digital assets. This position requires signing a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement.

The ideal candidate values Mary Baker Eddy's life and work, and recognizes the Library's role in furthering the mission of her church. Members of The Mother Church, as well as non-members, may make application.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Reviews digital files, evaluating and flagging them for retention or deletion.
  2. Performs folder-level archival processing and data entry into M-Files for a collection of printed photographs.
  3. Creates backup copies of digital photos for storage.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge/Skills

Ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision.

Technology Skills

Required:

  • Experience with Adobe Create Cloud software, particularly Bridge
  • Knowledge of file naming conventions required

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of best practices for digital asset management systems, collection management systems, and/or archive collection management or cataloging systems
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies for archives, museums, and news organizations
  • Familiarity with M-Files

Work Environment

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

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