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We are looking for a Digital Imaging Specialist to join our team at USC!
The Digital Imaging Specialist will be an in-house expert on digitalization, post-processing, quality assurance, and digital asset management for the Libraries. This individual will support digitization initiatives and be a point-person for faculty, staff and students when it comes to digitization equipment and software.
Performs digital imaging production work for digitization such as hands-on digitization, post-processing, quality control and digital asset management. Enters appropriate indexing data into imaging software and indexes all documents according to department standards, as needed. Produces appropriate shades and best resolution in scanned reproductions, as appropriate.
Coordinates work-flow processes for digitization projects involving original materials such as invoices, accounts payable documents, purchase orders, photographs and photo-negatives, rare books and ephemera, manuscripts, 16mm and 35mm moving film, various audio and video formats, or other kinds of original materials.
Performs routine maintenance on various systems and equipment such as computers and digitization equipment, cameras, lighting systems, etc. Installs and troubleshoots software and hardware equipment.
Participates in development and documentation of internal operating policies and procedures. Assists in development and dissemination of policies and procedures for users. Provides interpretation as required.
Serves as technical resource for various digital imaging work such as digitization of still, audio,Â or video materials, processing imaged documents using Laserfiche, PaperStream Capture, or similar software, administrative applications, and/or other imaging systems or scanning software, such as Capture One Pro.
Provides technical support, assistance and consultation to faculty, staff and students. Collaborates with other units to improve access to and maximize use of digitization resources, as appropriate. Gathers and provides technical information for inclusion in project proposals, when needed.
Supervises student workers, as assigned. Recruits, hires, trains and orients student workers. Schedules, assigns, and prioritizes workloads. Monitors and evaluates performance and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff.
Researches, assesses and recommends specialized equipment purchases and hardware installations and modifications, as requested.
Arranges and attends meetings, seminars and other events related to digitization efforts.
Conducts research on new technologies, as requested
Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with Department of Public Safety. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of University's crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff.
The position will primarily be using high-end medium-format cameras to capture 9x9 aerial negatives for our Dept of Defense contract.
Education: Bachelorâs degree or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
Experience: 2 years or combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience.
Experience: Working with CaptureOne digital capture software, experience with studio photography, proficiency in digital camera capture.
Experience: Working with Cultural Heritage photography, experience with PhaseOne camera equipment, experience capturing aerial negatives, familiarity with DSLR and mirrorless camera hardware.
Expertise: Working knowledge of digital imaging tools, techniques, and processes. Working knowledge of computers, data entry, scanning tools and techniques. Familiar with use of Capture One Pro, Laserfiche, PaperStream Capture or other scanning software.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for employees and their families with access to the renowned university medical networkÍ¾ eligibility for retirement plansÍ¾ tuition assistance after 2 years of employmentÍ¾ access to professional development opportunitiesÍ¾ central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses, and tram pick up services at no charge to employeesÍ¾ discounts to a wide variety of cultural, sporting, and other campus events.
As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) Resume (including telephone and e-mail address).
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of digital imaging tools, techniques and processes. Working knowledge of computers, data entry, scanning tools and techniques. Familiar with use of Laserfiche or other scanning software.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.