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Project Digitization Archivist

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 19, 2024

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Project Digitization Archivist


St. Olaf College Job Description

Position Title: Project Digitization Archivist

Department: Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA)

Reports To: NAHA Archivist

Classification: Non-Exempt
FTE: 1
Salary Range: $39,496-$41,940

Purpose: The Project Imaging Archivist is a full-time project-based position working with the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) archivist to digitize and describe World War II archival materials, including the records of American Relief for Norway, Camp Little Norway Association, Campbell Norsgaard, Hermana Rye Haugen, and Jacob Stefferud. The three-year project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Essential Job Duties:
  1. Arrange and describe archival material following DACS standards;
  2. Assess basic preservation needs and make note of materials in need of further conservation;
  3. Digitize selected archival material following NAHA guidelines;
  4. Edit images of archival materials as needed in Adobe Photoshop;
  5. Create a detailed and complete metadata entry with descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata;
  6. Assist in the management of digital assets for long-term preservation, including exporting digital assets to Omeka, and reviewing digital collections to ensure accuracy.

Work Schedule:

Term: September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2027

Shift: The standard 40-hour work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; flexible work arrangements can be proposed and are subject to approval by HR and relevant supervisors.

  • Master's degree from a library program accredited by the American Library Association, from an archives program meeting the guidelines of the Society of American Archivists, or an equivalent advanced degree with relevant experience;
  • Familiarity with standard metadata schema and vocabularies;
  • Strong organization and problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Enthusiasm for delving into technologies that may be unfamiliar;
  • Experience in digitization and metadata creation, hands-on experience in calibrating scanning equipment to ensure best capture of images, and experience in quality control procedures;
  • Knowledge of processing collections and archival standards and practices for preservation of documents, photographs, and artifacts;
  • Ability and willingness to support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community including faculty, staff, students, and constituents.

  • Knowledge of Omeka content management system;
  • Working knowledge of national and professional standards on copyright, intellectual property, and Fair Use;
  • Knowledge of and interest in the Norwegian-American immigrant experience, including historiography/history, geography, language, and literature.


FTE: 1.0

Term: Year-round

Shift: 40 hours per week, hours to be worked between the hours of Monday-Friday during college business hours


With one of the oldest and largest ethnic manuscript collections in the United States, the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) is a leader in the field of ethnic migration studies. The NAHA archival collection includes letters, ledgers, books, periodicals, photographs, diaries, and audio and video recordings. The materials bring life to thousands of individuals, organizations, and businesses comprising the Norwegian diaspora in North America since migration began in the early 19th century.

Since its founding in 1925, NAHA has been located on the campus of St. Olaf College. Although both institutions are independent entities, they maintain close cooperation on common causes. The NAHA archives are located in the special collections area of Rolvaag Memorial Library.


This job description is for general information purposes. It is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities of the position.

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St. Olaf College

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power.  Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.  The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

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