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  • 07 Jun 2021 6:53 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

    A part-time internship/temporary position that will heavily focus on archival processing, digitization and reference work, on site in the AANA corporate archive. Intern will answer reference requests from AANA staff and members, process backlog of archives materials, and digitize essential collections into the digital archives platform. Work will be guided by the Information Governance Manager. 

    Please note: This position would require being onsite at our Park Ridge, IL office 2-3 days per week. The internship/temporary position would end in September (2021) with the possibility of being extended a bit longer.

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    •    Accessioning material into the archive

    •    Processing accessions into the archival collection

    •    Adding and updating material to the electronic catalog system

    •    Assisting the archivist in answering reference questions

    •    Digitizing photographs and audio materials

    •    Assisting the archivist with other duties as needed


    EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, & OTHER SKILLS

    •    Third or fourth year college student or recent college graduate pursuing or intending to pursue a graduate degree in history or library science, focusing on archival studies

    •    Experience with manuscripts and handling delicate material

    •    Experience or training accessioning and processing archival documents preferred

    •    Organizational skills and ability to meet established deadlines

    •    Is self-motivated, can work independently with direction

    •    Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software (mail merges, formulas, sorting, slide shows)

    •    SharePoint knowledge desired, but will train

    More info and application instructions: https://tinyurl.com/ysedv9e8

  • 30 May 2021 8:43 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    LAC Group seeks a full-time Senior Coordinator, Content Operations to be part of our media library operations team supporting a project at a large media organization based in California. This is a full-time, benefitted, LAC Group staff position that can be location-agnostic in the US or Canada but synchronized; as needed; to the timelines and business needs from our clients primary location.

    This position will be embedded within the client project and will be working closely with key client project stakeholders and partners as well as with a team of LAC library operations and metadata specialists. This position will be involved in scheduling, prioritization, assignments and overall workflow of content prioritized toward this project's overarching goals. The Sr. Coordinator, Content Operations will be responsible for optimizing the workflow by creating, updating and maintaining digital content tasks and workflows in the content management system. This role will prioritize tasks and assignments to ensure on-going productivity and quality and the smooth workings of the overall operation.

    This role will work closely with peers and client partners to continually improve and refine processes as well as support team training as needed. Additionally, this position will be the teams’ point person to manage and respond to questions or issues from the content tagger team and coordinate across client stakeholders as needed to remediate or escalate accordingly. This position will also be responsible for tracking and reporting daily key performance and operations metrics

    This is an important role situated at the nexus of the libraries content and metadata workflow. This position will support the flow of metadata projects and priorities to a team of metadata specialists. Success is defined by the ability to effectively assure and maintain all workflows remain active and all participants remain engaged in meeting on-going productivity and quality expectations.

    Ideal candidates should have prior experience in Content Operations, Media Libraries and Media metadata management projects or similar and relatable relevant experience.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • 3 years (or more) of prior experience within a digital media, content management systems, content workflows and metadata projects
    • Previous media library experience a plus along with experience and understanding of digital asset management and digital workflows
    • Creative problem solver with ability to manage and achieve goals
    • Excellent organizational, productivity accounting, analytical and reporting skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively with others within a large, diverse team
    • Good quality control and visual detail skills with a strong attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent communication and writing skills. Must be capable of effectively communications with client stakeholders, partners and project team members
    • Computer proficient and knowledge / familiarity with media content production and workflows
    • Understanding of the challenges and opportunities of content monetization, content licensing and accessibility
    • Must be self-motivated and able to effectively work independently and also be able to collaborate with other team members and the overall organization.

    To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/348NtSi

    About LAC Grouphttps://lac-group.com/about-lac-group/


  • 27 May 2021 8:53 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    This is a part-time, temporary project position (20 hours/week for one year, with option to renew for a second year pending performance assessment and mutual agreement). The candidate will assist Collections and Curatorial staff in the inventorying, processing, and ethical cataloging of community religious history collections. This position is part of a multi-year grant project for the museum to:

    1. Build CHM’s capacity to interpret the role of religion in Chicago’s history through community-centered collecting and oral history initiatives.
    2. Provide the public with ongoing accurate and authentic illustrations of the central role of religion in shaping Chicago history and culture. Use exhibitions, public programs, digital platforms and publications to engage broad audiences with this history.

    See  https://tinyurl.com/sdnchzcw for full job description and application information

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