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Posted: 10/22/2014

Employer
Ancestry.com
Imaging

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 17 years. These digital records and documents, combined with our proprietary online search technologies, tools and collaboration features, have enabled our more than two million subscribers to create over 13 billion historical records, along with millions of DNA results to make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors. With over 1,400 employees around the world, we are known for our cutting-edge technology, phenomenal innovation, and 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 Cataloguing Specialist
1278
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Details
$13/hour
 
Job Description: This is a contract position performing archival cataloguing at a local archive or library. Working as an archival preservationist for Ancestry.com requires a technical and computer literate individual who ideally has previous experience working with digitization, evaluation and cataloguing of archival content, and/or experience in a goal-oriented production environment. Qualified candidates will also be detail-oriented, organized, and accustomed to working independently in an atmosphere 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 of the archive or library and, as such, is not a work-from-home opportunity. This assignment is not expected to last more than 6 months and will report to Ancestrys Remote Production Manager Compensation: The compensation for this position is $13/hour. Daily Tasks: Evaluate and catalogue archival collections to prepare for future digitization Report progress and quality audit notes according to the tracking system outlined Enter data into spreadsheets and other software Maintain professional relationships with business partners that protect image and mission of Ancestry.com Required Skills: Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines; regularly producing accurate, thorough and professional work Manages multiple projects, independently determines 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
Until Filled

How to apply
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ANCESTRY&cws=38&rid=1278
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