Digital Project Student Assistant

University Libraries
Student Employee Job Description

Title: Digital Project Student Assistant

Pay Rate: Intermediate

General Description:

Looking for a diligent student to assist with digital projects for the University Library. This position will include assisting with digital production and post-processing of text, audio and video material. Preference for a student with some skills and experience with one or more software programs involving digital capture (Photoshop, Acrobat, Audacity, Premier Pro, etc.). A high level of attention to detail will be needed to assure quality of digital materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with reformatting analog materials into digital formats, using various scanning and capture equipment (flatbed scanner, overhead scanner, digital SLR, etc.). This primarily includes text, audio, and video.
  2. Perform post-production as needed (cropping, deskewing, OCR, etc.)
  3. Run quality assurance on scanned material to ensure accuracy
  4. Work with other units as needed, such as Reserves and ILL, on digital capture requests
  5. Perform other duties as assigned by the Digital Projects Librarian

Required Qualifications:

  1. Is trustworthy and reliable
  2. Possesses basic familiarity and strong desire to further knowledge in:
    • Operation of multimedia hardware, such as scanners, video and still cameras, video and audio playback and recording devices
    • Operation of basic multimedia software on Windows and Mac platforms, including but not limited to: Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Audacity, audio and video format conversion tools, etc.
    • Operation of Microsoft Office software, such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel and their application in multimedia, as well as Google Drive
  3. Capable of troubleshooting software and hardware issues
  4. Demonstrates ability to follow step-by-step directions and retain information
  5. Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills, patience and the ability to work well with others
  6. Exhibits motivation and enthusiasm for learning new technologies and skills, then re-learn as necessary
  7. Capable of assuming responsibility and works well without supervision
  8. Able to carry out assigned duties and projects to their completion or resolution
  9. Self-motivation to follow the letter and spirit of this job description

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Available to work evening, weekend and intersession hours
  2. Possesses working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Acrobat