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Digitization Specialist
Title:Digitization Specialist
Job Type:Non-exempt (hourly)
Posting Date:07/12/2019
Location:College Park, MD

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking an inquisitive, organized and attentive part-time (30 hours a week) Digitization Specialist. This position will work on large- and small-scale digitization projects such as preparing and scanning books, manuscript items, photographs, and other materials.

Other essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Digitize materials using a variety of machines including: Zeutschel OS 12000, Epson 10000XL, Epson V550, and Crowley ODS
  • Process digital images using Adobe Photoshop
  • Perform quality control on digitized images
  • Assign metadata and other descriptors to digitized images
  • Assist in refining digitization and digital object management workflows
  • Provide production and project statistics to Digital Strategy Archivist and NBL&A team
  • Provide reference services to NBL&A researchers and patrons.
  • Other duties and special projects as needed

What is AIP?
We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.

Why Work for AIP?
We want you to love working here, and we have a workplace culture that reflects that. With our commitment to community service, monthly catered lunches, and an on-site fitness center, we work hard to make sure AIP is an awesome place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?

We offer an incredible total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking, tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.

Diversity Welcome!
We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of previous experience required (Preferred: experience working in a library/archive environment, experience working with scanning equipment or digitization projects)

Required Skills

  • Must be able to handle library and archive materials with care
  • Attention to detail and an ability to follow library policies and procedures
  • Ability to work collaboratively or independently
  • Ability to work with computer software (particularly Adobe Photoshop, EPSON Scan, and MS Access, Outlook, Word, and Excel)

* Candidates should complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume.

Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP is a federation of societies that advances, promotes, and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Learn more at

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer  

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