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Digital Projects Assistant
Title:Digital Projects Assistant
Job Type:Non-exempt (hourly)
Posting Date:08/26/2020
Location:College Park, MD


The American Institute of Physics is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and self-motivated Digital Projects Assistant. This temporary, part-time position is a critical role that works with the Digital Collections Manager, Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBL&A), and AIP staff to contribute to maintenance and improvements of digital collections as NBL&A migrates collections to a new digital asset management system.

Primary duties include: assisting with site user testing and analysis; creating, editing, and performing quality control of metadata and digital files; contributing to ongoing digital projects and outreach efforts that support the DAMS project.

*This role is currently 100% remote and will eventually switch back to our office environment as the Institute continues to respond to the coronavirus, government mandates and considers the best action to keep the AIP staff safe.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume, and a completed application.


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.


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. AIP pursues its mission—to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity—with a unifying voice of strength from diversity. In its role as a federation, AIP advances the success of its Member Societies by providing the means to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in pursuit of a shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. In its role as an institute, AIP operates as a center of excellence using policy analysis, social science, and historical research to promote future progress in the physical sciences.


Why Work for AIP?

AIP wants you to be safe!


During the COVID 19 pandemic AIP took appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all AIP staff by providing a flexible approach to remote work that ensured a safe and productive workforce could continue to pursue our mission and provide continued value to our stakeholders. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to our Institute.


In addition to your safety, AIP wants you to love working at the Institute, and we have a workplace culture that supports that goal. With our commitment to community service, institute-wide social opportunities, and ongoing Learning and Development, we work hard to make sure AIP is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?


We offer a comprehensive and generous total compensation package including competitive pay, commuter benefits, and free parking (once we return to the office).



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.



  • Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and/or archival experience in user testing, DAMS administration, metadata creation, copyright research, or other relevant areas.
  • Preferred: Student currently enrolled or recently graduated from a Master’s degree program in library/information science, experience working with XML, MODS, Rights Statements, MARC, LCSH, and UX, and an interest in accessibility of digital collections.
  • Knowledge of science is not required.


* 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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