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Digitization Technician, New York City Department of Records, NYC


The New York City Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) preserves and provides access to historical and contemporary records and information about New York City government. The Municipal Archives is seeking a short-term grant-funded digitization technician (750 hours) to digitize and transcribe/index the1890 New York City census. The technician will work with Capture One and Adobe Creative Cloud software in accordance with Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) standards. The technician will photograph the volumes and conduct post- production activities including processing RAW files to TIFFs, cropping, embedding metadata, creating access copies, and uploading files to a storage server. The technician will also work on description and indexing the volumes according to DACS and in line with the MA’s processing requirements.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college.
  • One year full-time professional experience in archival digitization work and/or digital photography.
  • Demonstrated fluency with digital photography, camera equipment and Capture One software.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform careful physical handling of original materials during the digitization process.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud products.

How to Apply:

For consideration, email a resume and a cover letter to: [email protected],gov
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