Society of Southwest Archivists

Digital Projects Assistant | Amistad Research Center (New Orleans, LA)

  • 07 Feb 2023 4:30 PM
    Message # 13088647
    Perla Camacho-Cedillo (Administrator)


    Digital Projects Assistant

    Department: Research Services
    Title: Digital Projects Assistant
    Status: Part-time (Non-Exempt)

    Work Schedule:  20 hours per week (some nights and weekends may be required)

    Salary: $15.00 hourly


    Under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, the Digital Projects Assistant will assist with the digitization of priority collections and objects, preparation of metadata, data entry for the Center’s collection management system (TMS), The Louisiana Digital Library and special projects as assigned.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Digitization of materials according to professional standards,
    • Production of accurate metadata to accompany digital objects.
    • Record creation and data entry into Amistad's collection management system (TMS) and digital repositories.
    • Provides assistance in special projects as assigned.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree and at least one year of related experience in a LAM position (libraries, archives, museums)  or database/digital management.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products and computer/technical skills.
    • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff and departments.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with creating and updating metadata and digital surveys.
    • Experience working with a collection management system.
    • Familiarity with basic archival practices, procedures and workflows.
    • Interest and/or knowledge of American racial and ethnic history.

    Work Environment and Physical Conditions

    • The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, or may be encountered while performing the essential functions of this job
    • The employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, via the telephone, through email and other electronic means; and handle various types of media and equipment
    • The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds 
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions to the extent Amistad may do so without undue hardship

    EOE: ARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.  ARC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ARC are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race; color; religion or belief; national, social or ethnic origin; sex (including pregnancy); age; physical, mental or sensory disability; sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression; marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; family medical history or genetic information; family or parental status or any other status protected by laws or regulations. ARC does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

    Notice: The preceding job description indicates the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job. 

    To apply: Interested candidates should submit letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to ARC. This position will remain open until it is filled.

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