Job Posting: Digital Assets Specialist, Reed College (Portland, Oregon)Posted: February 22, 2013
Reed College, one of the country’s leading private liberal arts colleges invites applications for the position of Digital Assets Specialist. This is a .75 FTE, regular position reporting to the Digital Assets Librarian. The digital assets specialist provides support for building and maintaining collections of digital materials in the campus digital asset management system. Primary duties include digitizing and processing digital materials for upload to the digital asset management system, creating original metadata to facilitate retrieval for items, and ensuring adherence to established data and digitizing standards. Position provides technical support and training for students, faculty, and staff. We seek collegial and energetic candidates who welcome the opportunity to play a role in providing library services in an intensely academic community.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years of library or information management experience; or any combination of education and experience that provides the desired knowledge, abilities, and skills, required to perform the job. Prior experience with digital asset management systems, metadata standards, and digital materials workflow strongly preferred. Attention to detail a must.
Desirable qualifications: Knowledge of digital best practices for various media (images, text, multimedia). Demonstrated knowledge of visual resource metadata, cataloging, and controlled vocabularies. Experience with CONTENTdm, Mac and PC platforms, and OCR. Excellent communication skills, including experience creating documentation. Familiarity with copyright and fair use policies in an academic environment.
To apply, please submit a letter of introduction discussing your qualifications, along with your resume or curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references and a completed Reed Application for Employment form (original or scanned) via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: March 11, 2013