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Posted: 12/26/2014

Employer
Ancestry.com
Imaging

Ancestry 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 Digitization Specialist Contractor
1358
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Carson City, NV
Details
$13/hour
 

Job Description:

This is a contract position performing document preservation at the Vital Records Office In Carson, City, Nevada. Working as a document/archival preservationist for Ancestry 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 of the office and, as such, is not a work-from-home opportunity.

Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:

  • 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
  • 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=1358
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