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Technical Assistant V (Temporary)

Technical Assistant V (Temporary)

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Job Location: New York Date Created: 04-07-2014

Under the direction of the Director of Preservation & Digital Conversion Division (PDCD), the incumbent will perform a variety of tasks to support the project for digitization of the Wellington Koo Papers including: performing project and image quality control; physically preparing and post processing original archival materials; entering data and maintaining the project spreadsheets and other documentation; creating basic metadata for images; gathering and preparing statistics; performing other duties as assigned. Digitization will be carried out by a Taiwanese company working on-site in the library. The incumbent will be expected to communicate on a daily basis with both Chinese and English speakers. This is a 15-month temporary grant-funded position, with possibility of extension. Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm Minimum qualifications: - High School diploma or equivalent - Experience with word processing and spreadsheet programs (MS Word, Excel) - Strong verbal and written communication skills - Advanced speaking knowledge of Mandarin Chinese language and working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese language - Strong attention to detail - Ability to lift up to 30 lb. boxes and transfer large numbers of heavy boxes from one place to another Preferred qualifications: - BA degree preferred - Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software - Ability to judge color and process large numbers of image files - Experience with MS Windows operating system - Experience using desktop database software, such as MS Access - Experience with Unix commands and uploading files to servers Submit your application on-line at: jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=141034

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