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Title: Digitization Specialist-ICFA (Image Collections and Fieldwork
Archives), Byzantine collection
Location: DUMBARTON OAKS – Library. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and
Collection, Trustees for Harvard University, located in Georgetown in the
Washington, DC area, is dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally
in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies through
fellowships, symposia, exhibitions and publications. The Byzantine
collection of ICFA includes approximately one-half million photographs in
different formats as well as fieldwork papers and records.
Reports To: Gunder Varinlioglu, Byzantine Assistant Curator.
Grade: 51, ($29K minimum): Final salary to be determined by education,
experience and skill sets. Full-time, non-exempt. Full range of benefits.
This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of up to two
Function: Implement, supervise and coordinate the digitization and
cataloguing of the collection of photographs and fieldwork archives. Make
the information available for researchers around the world. Answer
researcher queries both on site and via email.
1. Catalogue photographs using Harvard University’s OLIVIA database
2. Supervise and coordinate the digitization and cataloguing process
3. Digitize photographic prints, films, and archival papers using a
flat-bed scanner and/or a professional digital SLR camera and/or oversight
of this process
4. Process and upload images files to Harvard University’s Digital
Repository Service and link them to OLIVIA database records
5. Review database records for consistency and accuracy
6. Process and fulfill photo order inquiries by phone, mail, email and onsite
7. Participate with the Assistant Curator to organize the collection for
faster and easier access; write reports that evaluate and discuss the
contents of the collection
8. Supervise and train temporary employees on office procedures, the
preparation of collection inventories, tasks pertaining to the preservation
and organization of photographic and archival holdings
9. Perform other related duties as required.
1. M.L.S. or M.A. in Art History or Archaeology required with undergraduate
degree in Art History or Medieval Studies preferred
2. Experience in creating and managing databases, processing images,
scanning and using a digital camera
3. Strong computer skills
4. Accuracy and attention to detail
5. Excellent interpersonal skills
6. Desire to work in an academic environment.
1. Experience with and/or knowledge of archival practices
2. Experience and/or interest in digital humanities
3. Previous experience in a visual resources collection, library, or museum
4. Reading knowledge of one or more of the following languages: Russian,
Modern Greek, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, Italian, French, German, or Arabic
5. Knowledge of digital image and metadata standards and capture.
APPLICATION: Provide CV or resume and letter of application highlighting
the areas of interest and match between your education, skill sets and
experience and those required and preferred for this position with three (3)
letters of recommendation, or contact details of three (3) persons who may
be approached to provide a reference.
APPLY TO: [log in to unmask], or fax to 202-337-5940, or mail to Dumbarton
Oaks, 1703 32nd St, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
LETTERS/CV/RESUME/RECOMMENDATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL 4/18/2010