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Posted: 11/03/2016

Employer
Ancestry
Imaging

Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people discover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry’s suite of products include: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find a Grave, Archives.com, and Rootsweb. AncestryDNA, is the world's largest consumer genomics database providing consumers insights into their ancestral origins. The service enables customers to not only uncover their ethnic mix and rich family stories, but discover distant relatives with a common ancestral match, and help solve the toughest family mysteries. Ancestry by the numbers: Since 1996, more than 16 billion records have been added, and users have created more than 70 million family trees on the Ancestry flagship site and its affiliated international websites. More than 1.2 million people genotyped in the AncestryDNA database. Ancestry revenues have increased from $225M in 2009 to $620M in 2014. The company has more than 1,300 employees in locations across the globe. Headquartered in Utah, Ancestry has offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Sydney, Munich, and Stockholm.


Position
Archival Digitization Specialist - Contractor (Saint Louis, Missouri)
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Saint Louis, MO
Uni
Details
$13.00 Hourly
 

This is a contract position performing document preservation in Saint Louis, Missouri. 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 and will be paid $13 hourly. 

  • 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

Qualifications

 

  • Maintain professional relationships with business partners that protect image and mission of Ancestry.com
  • 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
11/30/2016

How to apply
Submit your resume at the link below
Janell Recruiter
Phone: 8017057093
Fax: 8017057093
ADDRESS
1300 West Traverse Parkway
Lehi, UT 84043
Uni

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