Museum Technician (Camera Operator)

Bowie, MD
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Created: September 6, 2022


This position is located in the Digital Resources Coordination Branch within the Digital Access Division in the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD). The growing digital collection comprises tens of millions of image files, tens of thousands of hours of video and audio media, hundreds of thousands of descriptions of items in the Museum’s collections, and several sources of metadata. The Digital Access Division endeavors to provide better user interfaces to support those using the Collection via the web and by internal staff. The public face of the work can be seen at

The incumbent reports to the Chief, Digital Resources Coordination. Work is performed at the Museum’s David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center (Shapell Center) in Bowie, MD. After initial training, the incumbent will perform routine duties in a chiefly independent manner, with the general oversight of the professional staff. The incumbent is under the general supervision of the Chief of Digital Resources Coordination and also takes direction from the Project Manager, Archival Paper Digitization.

This is a full-time donated, one-year term position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Operate and maintain the digitization camera system, lighting, and Capture One Cultural Heritage software
  • Collaborate with the digitization team to produce quality images that meet USHMM specifications and standards
  • Handle potentially fragile documents, photographs, publications, and other archival materials following accepted norms and standards.
  • Track, monitor, and report progress of the digitization operation
  • Provide files with names using metadata standards and ensure that they can be easily found using those naming conventions. 

Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • At least one year of experience imaging archival material using a medium format camera setup
  • At least one year of experience with Capture One software (Capture One Cultural Heritage
  • preferred)
  • Experience working in a research library, museum, or archives setting
  • Knowledge of archival cataloging and arrangement standards
  • Knowledge of file naming practices and metadata standards
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and self-motivated

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