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Image Processing Assistant Part-time, Massachusetts (Boston)

The Massachusetts Historical Society seeks an Image Processing Assistant to join the Collections Services department.  This is a part-time (17.5 hours per week) temporary, six-month grant-funded position.

The Imaging Processing Assistant will create digital components for digital projects and web presentations for a project to digitize collections representing marginalized communities.  The work contributes to the Society’s mission to make its archival and library collections discoverable and useable by a wide web-based audience.  This position is very production-oriented and will require the successful candidate to be comfortable with repetitive tasks.  The Imaging Processing Assistant will be a member of the digital team and report to the Senior Archivist for Digital Initiatives.  

The position will be available in mid-April 2021 and will end in mid-October 2021.  Please see the full online description of the position for more details about the logistics and duties:


--Master’s degree in library science or archives program, or bachelor’s degree and the completion of archives coursework toward the degree 
--Demonstrated experience with image editors (e.g. Photoshop, Bridge) and scanning procedures 
--Familiarity with primary sources and an interest in history
--Ability to work on repetitive tasks for long stretches 
--Strong attention to detail and ability to follow specific guidelines and instructions
--Ability to work independently and in a team environment 
--Some experience with XML, EAD, XSLT, METS and/or MODS  (preferred)
--Experience with descriptive cataloging standards  (preferred)

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$16 an hour, no benefits

Closing Date

Review of applications begins on 4/20/2021

How to Apply

To apply, please email cover letter, résumé, and names of three references to the Senior Archivist for Digital Initiatives, Nancy Heywood, at  


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