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Digitization Archivist

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Position: Digitization Archivist
Reports To: Archivist
Status: Temporay position, Part-Time/Non-Exempt
Salary: Grant funded at $12/hour. 25-35 hours a week minimum
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020

Position Summary 

The part-time Digitization Archivist position at the Ward Irish Music Archives will be responsible for cataloging, describing, and digitizing manuscripts, images, and sound and video recordings in a variety of formats. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Cataloging recordings in PastPerfect to current archival standards
  • Digitizing manuscripts and images on an as needed basis
  • Digitizing audio recordings on an as needed basis
  • Digitizing video recordings of past Milwaukee Irish Fest performances
  • Documenting Irish music events (via audio and video recording) as needed

The Digitization Archivist will will also work with the WIMA Archivist to define the Midwest Irish Musician Oral History Project parameters, help record interviews, and process/catalog resulting media, including:

  • Formulating interview questions
  • Video record oral history interviews
  • Process and catalog recordings
  • Format access copies of video files


  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution or have a degree in progress
  • Previous experience with describing archival materials or library cataloging
  • Familiarity with digitizing audio and video recordings at current archival standards

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform physical demands of the position, including sitting for long periods of time, stooping, bending, climbing and lifting up to 25 pounds with frequency upon occasion
  • Independent mobility to travel and drive as needed
  • Ability to work in the same position focusing on a computer screen for long periods of time

Please send a resume and cover letter to the following email by March 31, 2020:

Questions? Contact us:


Ward Irish Music Archives
1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213



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