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"McKenney, Janet" <[log in to unmask]>
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McKenney, Janet
Mon, 24 Jan 2022 20:03:41 +0000
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Contract position open at the Maine State Archives that may be of interest.
Please see below.

Janet McKenney
Director, Library Development
Maine State Library
SHS 64
230 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333

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From: - MCULTR-L - Maine Cultural Organizations List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of McBrien, Katherine
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2022 1:33 PM
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Subject: {Disarmed} Contract scanning position open at Maine State Archives


The Maine State Archives is looking to fill a contract position to scan historical documents and prepare them for sharing online. This is a temporary, contract position.

The Maine State Archives strives to make the state's archival records as accessible as possible while ensuring their careful preservation. The mission of the Maine State Archives is to make the operations of state and local government more efficient, more effective, and more economical through records management by preserving and providing access to the public the permanent historical records of Maine in our custody.

The Maine State Archives is seeking to fill one full time, contractual position at 40 hours a week working eight hours per day, five days per week. Hours are set at 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday with a half hour for lunch. Maine State Archives may occasionally adjust the schedule minimally to accommodate either organizational needs or an individual's schedule on a case-by-case basis or in consideration of holidays, storm days, etc.

This position will scan or digitally image historical records and prepare them for sharing through an online platform. Processing and preparation of the digital image as well as indexing for access are part of the project process. Candidates for this position should demonstrate an interest in history and/or archives with experience in handling fragile, historical records. This position reports to the Digital Archivist.


  *   Prepare historical documents for scanning
  *   Scan historical documents
  *   Process and index the associated digital file


  *   Ability to operate automated imaging and visual display equipment including electronic keyboard, display screen, and sorted memory to perform document reproduction and indexing functions and services.
  *   Ability to understand and follow both written and oral directions and to prioritize work within established operating procedures and guidelines.
  *   Ability to reference and file state records which requires knowledge of filing systems and the ability to apply that knowledge consistently and accurately.
  *   Comprehensive PC skills which include at a minimum one year's experience with the basic operation of a pc or equivalent equipment; one year's experience with MS Word and MS Excel.
  *   Ability to accurately enter information into a computer, accessing information from a computer, and verifying information on a screen.
  *   Ability to understand and appropriately operate or learn to operate basic scanning and imaging equipment, including pan, skew, and image correction techniques.
  *   Attention to detail.
  *   Willingness to learn proper handling of original archival documents (experience preferred).
  *   Possess knowledge of imaging and visual display operating practices, procedures, and techniques is preferred.
  *   Ability to lift, carry, and move boxes of State Agency records weighing up to 40 pounds between workstations, sorting, scanning, and then re-filing records in a prescribed manner for return to the box they are stored in.
  *   Ability to bend, sit or stand as work requires a good deal of up and down movement.

This is a contract position, managed through a temporary staffing agency. The rate of pay is $17.00 per hour. There are no benefits associated with this position.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

To apply for this position, please send a message expressing your interest and a resume to Tammy Marks, Archives Director, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by February 4, 2022. For questions, please email or call 207-287-5799.

Thank you!!
Kate McBrien, Maine State Archivist
Maine State Archives | 17 Elkins Lane, 84 SHS | Augusta, ME 04333-0084
Tel: 207-287-5793  | Fax: 207-287-5517


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