Career Opportunity

Digitization Archivist

Website jfklibrary John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

A 501(c)(3), non-profit supporting the JFK Library & Museum

The archival collections at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library (papers, oral histories, photographs, sound recordings, and moving image materials) are owned and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Digitization Archivist is responsible for digitizing, ingesting into DAMS storage, preserving, describing, and publishing online the Archives’ holdings in all formats. This position involves participation in both short- and long-term digitization projects of varying size and scope, including grant- and donor-funded projects. Whether the project is in-house, in-sourced, or out-sourced, the Digitization Archivist will develop project timelines; perform imaging, ingest, and metadata work; ensure that project benchmarks are met; and complete project reporting requirements.  The primary goal is to plan the approach and creation of appropriate metadata that will describe and facilitate access to digital images created from physical records in support of digital initiatives.

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