Digital Imaging Specialist (Fixed-Term) – 3 Openings, USC Libraries, Los Angeles, CA

The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of the University of Southern California. The USC Libraries includes the Doheny Memorial Library and fourteen specialized libraries with an operating budget of approximately $41 million. Library collections encompass over 4.2 million volumes, 5.9 million microforms, 3.1 million images, 49,300 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, with access to over 113,800 serials in print and electronic formats, over 1,650 datasets, and nearly 1.3 million e-books. For more information, visit libraries.usc.edu.

The USC Libraries have several positions available: Digital Imaging Specialist, Archivist, and Lead Archivist. These positions are one-year fixed-term positions.

As part of the application procedure, candidates must upload one document file (PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) Resume (including telephone and e-mail address).

The Digital Imaging Specialist will be an in-house expert on digitalization, post-processing, quality assurance, and digital asset management for the Libraries. This individual will support digitization initiatives and be a point-person for faculty, staff, and students when it comes to digitization equipment and software.

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
  • Minimum Experience: 2 years or combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience.
  • Minimum Field of Expertise: Working with CaptureOne digital capture software, experience with studio photography, proficiency in digital camera capture. Working with Cultural Heritage photography, experience with PhaseOne camera equipment, experience capturing aerial negatives, familiarity with DSLR and mirrorless camera hardware. Working knowledge of digital imaging tools, techniques, and processes. Working knowledge of computers, data entry, scanning tools and techniques. Familiar with use of Capture One Pro, Laserfiche, PaperStream Capture or other scanning software.

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USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

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