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Posted: 12/21/2012

Employer
Ancestry.com
Document Preservation Services

Ancestry.com is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research, taking a pursuit that was expensive and time-consuming and making it easy, affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history. The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized, indexed and put online over the past 15 years. These digital records and documents, combined with our proprietary online search technologies, tools and collaboration features, have enabled our 2.0 million plus subscribers to create nearly 41 million family trees that contain nearly 11 billion profiles, 170 million, scanned documents and written stories make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors. With over 1,000 employees around the world, we are committed to hiring the very best talent. We are known for our cutting-edge technology, phenomenal innovation, and we offer a compelling and rewarding workplace where you will thrive. We seek out passionate people to join our mission of helping people discover, preserve and share their family history. We invite you to explore and discover the many opportunities that await you at Ancestry.com.


Position
Archival Digitization Specialist - Contractor (Santa Fe, NM)
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Santa Fe, NM
US
Details
$13/hr.
 

Job Description:

This is a contract position performing document preservation at a local archive or library. Working as a document/archival preservationist for Ancestry.com requires a technical and computer literate individual who ideally has previous experience working with digitization, archival documents, and/or goal oriented production projects. Qualified candidates will also be detail-oriented, organized, and accustomed to working independently in an environment that handles focused and repetitive tasks which requires a logical balance of efficiency and accuracy.  This opportunity requires the contractor to work within the normal business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) of the archive or library and, as such, is not a work-from-home opportunity. This is a short-term assignment and will report to Ancestry.coms Remote Production Manager.

Compensation:

The compensation for this position is $13/hour.

Daily Tasks:

  • Capture digital images of documents as specified by the company
  • Perform quality audits on each roll that is scanned before transmission
  • Report progress and quality audit notes according to the tracking system outlined
  • Enter data into spreadsheets and other software
  • Initiate and maintain responsibility of the delivery or transmission of images to corporate office for processing
  • Troubleshoot basic problems with hardware, software, and image quality
  • Perform regular equipment maintenance functions, as well as coordinate for machine maintenance/repair with third-party hardware service providers
  • Perform basic image enhancement and file organization tasks
  • Maintain professional relationships with business partners that protect image and mission of Ancestry.com

 

Required Skills:

  • Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines; regularly produces accurate, thorough and professional work
  • Able to manage multiple projects, able to determine project urgency in a practical way; uses goals to guide actions; organizes and schedules tasks effectively
  • Anticipates problems; gathers information before making decisions; analyzes current procedures for possible improvements; notifies supervisor of problems in a timely manner
  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, skills, equipment, procedures and materials. Applies knowledge to identify issues and internal problems; works to develop additional technical knowledge and skills
  • Photography, Library and Archives, or History background/experience preferred.
OPen until
01/09/2012

How to apply
Click on the following link: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ANCESTRY&cws=1&rid=715
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