Digitisation Technician - Cumbria County Council UK

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Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 00:00

Digitisation Technician - West Cumbria Industrial History Project

Salary: £22 183 - £23 080

Workbase: Carlisle Archive Centre Petteril Bank Rd Carlisle CA1 3AJ UK

Hours: 22.2 hours per week (Wednesday to Friday)

Contract: Fixed term (2.5 years)

We are seeking a digitisation technician to join our digitisation team working within the archive service.

This role is to facilitate the regular upload and preservation of the digital archive including the collection of metadata and the updating of catalogue records digital capture of archive material by scanning and digital photography and the digitisation of audio records.

The successful candidate must have a high degree of personal organisational skills good administrative experience and the ability to demonstrate accuracy consistency and attention to detail. A key part of the role will be managing the metadata and data storage of digital content. It is also essential that the successful candidate has experience of using scanning and photographic equipment image processing software projects and handling archive or museum items. They will also require a knowledge of procedures and standards around recording and processing metadata.

This is a great opportunity to develop technical skills and engage with fascinating historical material while supporting online access to Cumbria's written heritage.

The post is fixed term for 2.5 years.

For an informal discussion please email Erika Freyr on conservation.unit cumbria.gov.uk

Interview information

Closing date: 22/11/2021

Interview date: 07/12/2021

We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age disability sex sexual orientation pregnancy and maternity race or ethnicity religion or belief gender identity or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.

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