Archival Digitization Specialist - Contractor (Gatineau, Québec -Canada)
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research, taking a pursuit that was expensive and time-consuming and making it easy, affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history. The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized, indexed and put online over the past 16 years. These digital records and documents, combined with our proprietary online search technologies, tools and collaboration features, have enabled our 2.0 million plus subscribers to create nearly 44 million family trees and access the 11 billion records and 185 million, scanned documents and written stories to help them make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors.
With more than 1,000 employees around the world, we are committed to hiring the very best talent. We are known for our cutting-edge technology, phenomenal innovation, and we offer a compelling and rewarding workplace where you will thrive. We seek out passionate people to join our mission of helping people discover, preserve and share their family history. We invite you to explore and discover the many opportunities that await you at Ancestry.com.
This is a contract position performing document preservation at a local archive or library. Working as a document/archival preservationist for Ancestry.com requires a technical and computer literate individual who ideally has previous experience working with digitization, archival documents, and/or goal oriented production projects. Qualified candidates will also be detail-oriented, organized, and accustomed to working independently in an environment that handles focused and repetitive tasks which requires a logical balance of efficiency and accuracy. This opportunity requires the contractor to work within the normal business hours of the archive or library and, as such, is not a work-from-home opportunity. This assignment is expected to last between 1 to 2 years and will report to Ancestry.com’s Remote Production Manager
The compensation for this position is $15/hour.
Capture digital images of documents as specified by the company
Perform quality audits on each roll that is scanned before transmission
Report progress and quality audit notes according to the tracking system outlined
Enter data into spreadsheets and other software
Initiate and maintain responsibility of the delivery or transmission of images to corporate office for processing
Troubleshoot basic problems with hardware, software, and image quality
Perform regular equipment maintenance functions, as well as coordinate for machine maintenance/repair with third-party hardware service providers
Perform basic image enhancement and file organization tasks
Maintain professional relationships with business partners that protect image and mission of Ancestry.com
Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines; regularly produces accurate, thorough and professional work
Able to manage multiple projects, able to determine project urgency in a practical way; uses goals to guide actions; organizes and schedules tasks effectively
Anticipates problems; gathers information before making decisions; analyzes current procedures for possible improvements; notifies supervisor of problems in a timely manner
Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, skills, equipment, procedures and materials. Applies knowledge to identify issues and internal problems; works to develop additional technical knowledge and skills
Photography, Library and Archives, or History background/experience preferred.
Working for Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website athttp://ancestry.com/careers
Ancestry.com Inc. is interested in you and we are dedicated to building a diverse workforce with equal opportunities for employment.
Ancestry.com is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry.com via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will b