Nashville, TN; Digital Imaging Specialist, State of Tennessee

Digital Imaging Specialist

Tennessee Department of State

The Tennessee State Library and Archives


The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment.

Supervisor: Digital Librarian 3

Summary: The Digital Imaging Specialist works independently and under the general supervision of the Digital Librarian to perform the capture, reformatting, quality control, description, and optimization of digital images.


  • Operates a variety of digital imaging equipment, including flatbed scanners (large-format, standard, and negative scanners), microfilm scanners, and digital (DLSR) cameras.
  • Uses various types of software for imaging processing.
  • Ensures consistent use of established digitization standards, including file formats, image resolution, file naming conventions, and metadata standards.
  • Monitors quality of electronic images produced; makes adjustments as required to ensure consistent quality.
  • Responsible for accurately indexing imaged documents into correct file and document types.
  • Performs digital image capture from a range of archival and library materials to very exacting standards, consistently and productively.
  • Assists patrons and staff with the fulfillment and delivery of imaging and print requests.
  • Provides input on digitization workflows and drafts reports on production and use of digital images.
  • Transfers derivative files to network servers for preservation and access.
  • Handles rare or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage during the imaging process.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Possesses any combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university, or graduation from high school and experience judged as pertinent and sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
  • Experience working in a digitization facility, or with substantial imaging responsibilities within libraries, museums, or other cultural heritage organizations
  • Proficient in the setup and maintenance of digital imaging equipment, including digital cameras, flatbed and overhead scanners, photo stands, and lighting environments
  • Proficient with image processing and graphic design software, especially Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Bridge)

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with staff and patrons, both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of basic library and/or archival practices and experience in digital imaging preferred.
  • Understanding of image capture production methods and equipment and ability to use this information to troubleshoot systems.
  • Familiarity with digital preservation methodologies and concepts related to image files
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, set and meet deadlines, and demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Ability to function effectively in an environment of competing priorities, balancing important tasks, urgent tasks, and ongoing maintenance
  • Ability to monitor work flow on multiple projects simultaneously from commencement to completion.
  • Ability to keep records, track production, and draft basic statistical reports.
  • Physical requirements for this position to include good vision, dexterity and the ability to lift equipment, boxes, records, etc., weighing up to 50 pounds.

Pursuant to the State of TN’s policy of non-discrimination, the State of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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