Bowdoin College Seeks Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor

02 Mar 2014 6:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

O.O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1800 students located on the coast of Maine, is accepting applications for an O.O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor to manage a grant funded digitization project with the Department of Special Collections & Archives. 

Job Summary:

The O. O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor is responsible for daily management of all aspects of a three-year project, which will digitize 60 linear feet of manuscript materials documenting the life and career of General Oliver Otis Howard. Duties include: training, scheduling, and supervising student workers as scanning technicians; previewing files and identifying potential problems that would complicate scanning activities; conducting quality control measures to insure that scanning standards are met; performing file resampling and combining protocols to produce viewable PDF files; creating hypertext links from encoded text to image files. Under the general direction of the Director of Special Collections & Archives, and in collaboration with the College Archivist and IT experts, the Project Supervisor also compiles regular progress reports, tracks the project budget, and adheres to file management procedures that address the long term preservation of the master digital files and conform to campus-wide IT policies and procedures. This is a grant funded three year fixed length position with an anticipated start date of April 2014. 


Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution; exceptional skill in oral and written English language communications; demonstrated attention to detail, especially in reviewing the repetitive work of others; demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; demonstrated ability to organize work and schedule tasks, supervise workers, accomplish tasks, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. 
Preferred: training in handling manuscript materials; formal training in identifying problems and solutions involving the preservation of paper-based materials; experience in digitizing textual materials, creating image files, and managing digital files; demonstrated knowledge in using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat Professional; familiarity with accepted national standards for digital capture; experience with data entry in data management systems.  

Experience Requirements:

Required: one year's experience in managing the work of others; experience with the process of digital capture. 
Preferred: experience in managing student workers; experience in using manuscripts within a repository setting; experience in digitizing manuscripts; experience in managing, sampling, and editing image files. 

Additional Job Information

How To Apply: Please submit your application online here:
Application Deadline: 2/25/2014
Category: Program/Project Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Start Date:
Region Mid Coast
Specific Location: United States
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