Archival Digitization Specialist - Contractor (Lansing, MI)

  • Ancestry
  • Nov 18, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.
With more than 30+ billion digitized global historical records, 100+ million family trees, and 20+ million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.
Ancestry is looking for a project-based temporary Archival Digitization Specialist to work on a contract basis in Lansing, MI. We ask that you are a technical person with experience working with digitization, archival documents, and goal oriented projects. You are efficient, show great care for detail, and are accustomed to independent work in an environment that handles focused and repetitive tasks. This full-time opportunity, and will be normal working hours (8:00 AM-5:00 PM - flexible). You will report to the Domestic Remote Senior Imaging Manager. This is not a work-from-home position. You will be contract-based and not eligible for Ancestry benefits. Compensation will be $15/hr.

What You Will Do

You will capture digital images of documents as specified by our companyYou will perform quality audits on each roll that have been scanned before transmissionYou will report progress and quality audit notes and enter data into spreadsheets (can maintain complex spreadsheets)You will initiate and maintain responsibility of the delivery or transmission of images to the corporate officeYou will perform regular equipment maintenance functions, and coordinate for machine maintenance with third-party hardware service providersYou will perform basic image enhancement and file organization tasksYou will maintain professional relationships with partners that protect the image and mission of Ancestry.com

Who You Are

You can manage several projects and determine project urgency in a practical way.You have experience anticipating problems, and finding creative ways to solve them.You have experience with scanning and editing equipment, procedures and materials.You have experience with Photography, Library and Archives, or History background.
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Additional Information:Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  
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