Archival Digitization & Social Media Technician
- Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
- Job title: Archival Digitization & Social Media Technician
- Organization name: Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University
- Job location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
- Length of assignment: 2017-11-06 to 2018-03-09 (16 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $15.00
Position: Archival Digitization & Social Media Technician
Duration: November 6, 2017 - February 23, 2018 (16 weeks, 32.5 hours per week)
Rate: $15.00 per hour
Language Requirement: English
Employer: Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University
Candidate must meet the Young Canada Works Program criteria (30 years of age an under and returning to full-time studies) and be registered with YCW, https://www.youngcanadaworks.ca/index-eng.cfm
The Archival Digitization & Social Media Technician will work with the Archivist and Digital Archivist to select, scan, apply metadata, and upload archival content to the Beaton Institute Digital Archives. Using a selection criteria developed by Beaton Institute staff and steering committee, the technician will source and digitize archival materials from a variety of collections that reflect the lives of Cape Bretoners during World War One (1914-1918). This digital object and metadata creation will be foundational for a large digital exhibition project depicting various communities across Cape Breton.
The Archival Digitization & Social Media Technician will digitize and describe primary source documents according to national standards and best practices. They will create and upload descriptive metadata and digital content for inclusion on the Beaton Institute Digital Archives (www.beatoninstitute.com). They will assist with reference duties and therefore keep regularly scheduled hours and help users with their research inquiries.
Minimum/Essential Qualifications Needed to Perform Job: Ability to work according to an established schedule, computer skills, attention to detail, ability to work without close supervision, organizational skills, ability to lift and move heavy boxes, ability to work with the public, understanding of historical research methods and approaches, ability to solve problems.
Preferred Qualifications: Interest in historical methods, research, archival or museum studies.
Catherine Arseneau, Director of Cultural Resources
Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University
P.O. Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
Tel: (902) 563-1326
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