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Part-time Digital Production Assistant, Northeastern University Library, Boston, MA


Northeastern University Library’s Digital Production Services department (DPS) is looking for a part-time digital production assistant. DPS is a collaborative department that encompasses digitization, metadata for digital collections, and the support for the digital repository. We also work closely with the Northeastern University Archives and Special collections.

This position will report to the Digital Production Librarian and will have more of a digitization focus. The person in this position will reformat, create metadata, and transcribe captions for library and archival materials. Northeastern’s special collections document diverse populations of some of Boston’s many neighborhoods. Collections we’ve worked with recently include the records of Freedom House, the Lower Roxbury Black History Project, and the Stull and Lee, Inc. records.

Responsibilities include:

  • Digitizing archival documents using Epson Expression 12000XL and Bookeye 4 scanners
  • Creating MODS metadata in spreadsheets for digitized items
  • Reformatting A/V materials (such as VHS tapes and DVDs) and creating access copies using FFmpeg
  • Performing quality control on materials digitized by vendors
  • Transcribing and formatting captions for digitized videos using GBH’s Cadet tool and Whisper
  • Other duties as projects and interests allow

Required qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology
  • Collaborative working style and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility in dealing with change

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in the digitization of flat items or A/V materials
  • Experience working with archival or special collections materials
  • Experience with metadata for library or archival collections

This is an unbenefited position of up to 18 hours per week at $19/hour.

Position Type


To Apply–Northeastern-University-Library–Boston–MA_R120504

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.  

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information. 

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see