Digitization Technician, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, Wilson Special Collections Library

Position Title: University Library Technician – Journey (Time-Limited position)
Working Title: Digitization Technician
Position Number: 20035438
Hiring Range: $38,683 – $42,982
Closing Date: December 2, 2019

Position Description
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center of the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a qualified Digitization Technician to digitize and describe materials within the Digital Production Center at Wilson Library.

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Digitization Technician will be responsible for assessing materials for digitization, choosing the best workflow, scanning items, describing them with established metadata standards, performing initial quality control, and uploading to preservation and access storage. This position will work closely with the Digital Projects Librarian in coordinating the outsourcing of bound volume and microfilm digitization, meeting with partner institutions when they visit the Center, and promoting the Center’s work through blog posts and social media. Occasional travel may be required.

This is a full-time, time-limited position contingent upon the availability of funding.

Minimum Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
The Digitization Technician must have experience scanning special collections materials like manuscripts, photographs, and bound materials. They must have a working knowledge and understanding of the principles of library and information science. The Digitization Technician must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively and be able to track multiple concurrent projects while successfully meeting deadlines. The successful hire must must have excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of direct work experience with digitization, particularly in an archive, library, or museum setting.
  • Experience following established metadata standards to describe special collections materials.
  • Familiarity with North Carolina history and culture.

Work Schedule
8-5, Monday – Friday

To Apply
To apply for permanent staff (SHRA) positions, please visit the Office of Human Resources Careers at Carolina website. For more information on application procedures, applicants may contact:

Office of Human Resources
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
104 Airport Drive CB #1045
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 843-2300

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.