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Temporary Digital Project Manager,The Pawtuxet Village Association, Warwick & Cranston, RI

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Pawtuxet Village Association seeks to hire an experienced project scanning technician to assist with digitizing photographs and postcards collected & owned by a group of Association members. The PVA Digital Project Manager performs professional work required for digitizing photographs and other images that document the history of Pawtuxet Village in Warwick & Cranston, RI. The collection includes approximately 600 images in both analog and digital formats.


The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating with individual collectors, scanning & inputting metadata onsite, performing quality control checks, naming files in standard file naming convention as well as handling photographic special collections materials. The Project Manager will work closely with a PVA board member as well as in consultation with the Curator of Rhode Island Collections at Providence Public Library.


Successful performance requires well developed interpersonal skills, adherence to internal processes and industry standards, and an attention to detail.


EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Digitization of analog and AV content including scanning and writing metadata according to archival best practices.
  • Sensitivity to and experience with handling of archival materials.
  • Attention to detail, ability to incorporate direction and feedback, and follow archival standards and best practices.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Library Science, Photography, or related field; Graduate students encouraged.
  • Archival or library background preferred.
  • Experience working in Excel or Google Sheets, basic Photoshop and operating scanning equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital file formats, file management and related preservation standards.


SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION
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  • Hourly rate of $20/hour
  • Total of 120 hour for the course of the project. Preferred schedule 6 hours/week; specific schedule to be determined in consultation with collectors/donors.

Please send your resume to Kate Wells. Email: katewells.librarian@gmail.com

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