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Digitization Archivist

job opportunity

Position: Digitization Archivist
Reports To: Senior Archivist
Status: Temporary position, Part-Time/Non-Exempt
Salary: Grant funded at $15/hour. Up to 25 hours per week; additional hours must be approved in writing by Senior Archivist.
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022

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. Duties will primarily be in-person, but some remote work is possible.

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 and other Irish music performances
  • Documenting Irish music events (via audio and video recording) as needed

The Digitization Archivist will will also work with the WIMA Archivist to 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


  • Undergraduate Information Science or Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree in progress 
  • And/or previous experience with describing archival materials or library cataloging
  • Familiarity with digitizing audio and video recordings at current archival standards preferred

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 June 15, 2022:

Questions? Contact us:


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



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