Digitization Conservation TechnicianCorestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digitization Conservation Technician at a Museum facility located in Bowie, MD....
Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digitization Collections Management Technician at a Museum facility located in Bowie, MD. This position is on a government contract and is presently funded for one year.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Preservation: Following established procedures and industry best practices, works with responsible collections management staff for carrying out a variety of preservation and rehabilitation tasks relating to the Museum’s holdings. Tasks may include monitoring the climate control systems in the storage facilities; identifying materials in need of conservation or are at risk of deterioration; and assisting in the execution of preservation projects, including conservation and digitization. Safeguards and ensures the physical security of all Museum holdings by maintaining general housekeeping standards, careful handling of delicate materials, and attention to detail.
Accessioning: Works with responsible collections management staff and/or curatorial staff in the physical transfer of newly acquired materials to the Museum and/or offsite facility and in inventorying, rehousing, foldering, labeling, barcoding, numbering, assigning locations and other tasks required in order to establish preliminary physical control and to carry out the accessioning process. Responsible for creating records and inserting accessioning information in the collections database.
Collections Arrangement: Works with responsible collections management staff and/or curatorial staff in taking corrective action in basic arrangement of Museum collections.
Collections Reproduction: Coordinates with responsible collections management staff and/or curatorial staff to identify and prepare Museum’s holdings that are in a wide range of media formats for duplication. Assists with preparing and organizing digitization or migration projects. Prepares documentation, tracks and arranges shipments and retrieval of materials, and verifies and reshelves items.
Collections Retrieval and Reshelving: Retrieves, prepares, tracks and reshelves material requested for research or viewing in the Museum’s reading rooms or other collections locations. Assists responsible collections management staff with a yearly inventory of the permanent collection, including material slated for digitization.
- Bachelor’s degree, however Master’s degree is preferred in Museum Studies, Archival Management or related field.
< >Knowledge of specialized museum work related to the collection; the conservation techniques necessary for collections material; and the procedures, methods and problem-solving used in the management of the collection and operation of the museum.Experience using computer technology including word processing and collections databases, such as Emu, barcoding equipment and electronic label production software.Familiarity of digitization techniques as it relates to document collections.Ability to work with delicate or fragile materials, including manual dexterity.
Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable law. Corestaff Services is not associated with Core Staffing Services, Inc. which operates in the New York metro area.