Framingham, MA; Digital Repository Assistant (P-T), Framingham State University

About Framingham State University:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year as a recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.


Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Framingham State University is seeking applicants for a part-time Digital Repository Assistant to work 15 hours per week. The Framingham State Digital Commons repository contains an eclectic collection of digital research assets and archival materials. The Framingham State University Digital Commons Repository can be viewed at: http://digitalcommons.framingham.edu

The Digital Repository Assistant will work under the general supervision of the Emerging Technologies and Digital Services Librarian and alongside the Digital Repository Coordinator.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES: 

  • Scanning and digitizing items
  • Editing PDFs and image files
  • Uploading digital files and metadata to the Framingham State Digital Commons Repository
  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • College degree and/or MLS candidate
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Pro or similar
  • Ability to work independent and collaboratively
  • Ability to be detail oriented
  • Ability to handle fragile papers and photographs with care and dexterity
  • Eager to learn new software and hardware

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS in progress or MLS degree
  • Familiarity with tagging and metadata standards
  • Knowledge of digital preservation best practices


Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-benefited, contractor position, scheduled to work 15 hours per week, preferably 3 days a week. The hours are flexible between 8:00am and 5:00pm. The hourly rate is $14.00.

Final employment for all positions at Framingham State University is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history and sexual offender record check. Recommended finalist will be required to provide specific written authorization to conduct these checks.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by August 4, 2017.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

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