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Digital Asset Interns (2), National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

Digital Asset Interns (2 part-time positions paid)

The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. Dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, the Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

The NFPA Research Library & Archives houses artifacts, images, and resources on NFPA code development and Association history, fire research, fire prevention and suppression, life and building safety. The collection of national and international resources include 25,000+ books and reports, educational and marketing media, original art, in addition to all published NFPA materials dating from the Association's founding in 1896.

The NPFA Research Library and Archives is seeking temporary help with digitizing the National Electric Code collection. The Digital Asset Intern will be instructed in the use of digital camera and microfilm reader to digitize archival bound volumes, microfilm, and loose-leaf papers.

The Digital Asset Intern will also be responsible for post-processing the scanned materials
by reviewing and correcting the digitized image; uploading into the appropriate repository,
and applying pertinent metadata.

The work environment is in the main NFPA Research Library, which is open to the public.

The skills required are:

  • Experience or training in archival processes and methods preferred, but will train
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Familiarity with office software and equipment

The position pays $15.00/hour for a total of 1000 hours. The exact hours of these positions can be negotiated.

Apply: Interested respondents should email their cover letters and resumes to:

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