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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

F/T - Rare Materials Scanning Tech - NewsBank (NY)

Title: Rare Materials Scanning Technician                                                                                                                 
Location: New-York Historical Society (N-YHS)
Reports To: Elsa Lamphere                                                                                                                                                
FLSA Status:    Non-exempt     
Division: Readex a Division of NewsBank inc.                                            
Date:    March 25, 2013                  

Job summary: Scanner for the capture, initial image QC and file management of digital images at the New-York Historical Society

Essential Functions: 
1.     Scans images from a pamphlet collection in order to create high quality searchable images for our customers
2.     Includes correct target at (start or end) of item scan
3.     Check/qc’s all images captured and ensures 100% of our digital images meet established quality standards. 
4.     Stores images  with established file naming rules
5.     Checks and cleans equipment; Operator is responsible for cleaning machine on a weekly and sometimes daily basis
6.     Provides images for transfer from N-YHS or pick-up by staff at the Chester, VT location  (FTP or hard drive); performed as back-up to the Rare Materials Scanning technician & Site Coordinator
Requires that candidates have demonstrated experience handling rare and fragile materials, previous digital scanning experience, have a strong work ethic with a demonstrated history of meeting quality and productivity expectations; are able to perform repetitive operations; have strong attention to detail and be a creative problem-solver; proficient in a Windows environment; and thrive in an environment of change.
Candidates must also have: demonstrated ability with Excel spreadsheets; familiarity and ease at working with computers, including strong file management skills; strong attention to detail; good keyboarding and proofreading skills, ability to work effectively as a team member, including good interpersonal and communication skills.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

WAGE:  $20.00/hour – full time hours with benefits included.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         Hearing and speaking to exchange information; seeing to perform assigned duties; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending at the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, to retrieve and store files and supplies; lifting objects under 50 lbs.
·         This position is housed in an office setting; exposure to dust, humidity and heat occasionally.

This Position Description reflects the assignment of essential functions for this position.  It does not identify or restrict the tasks that otherwise may be assigned.  It should not be construed as any type of employment contract.

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