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We have 1 current open position:

DIGITISATION TECHNICIAN

Reporting to: Operations Team Leader -Southern, Christchurch

Type: Casual

Location: Canterbury Museum, Christchurch

We are looking for a casual team member to join our Southern Regional Office located within Canterbury Museum, Christchurch.
This role has a primary focus on digital capture of collection material from the heritage sector and working with our online software system to provide communities access to engage with those collections.
The successful applicant will be someone who loves the challenge of working with unique and diverse objects and has experience in scanning, post-capture processing and are comfortable working with software to get the best outcome. They will also have proficiency with Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, with a focus on image editing.
Great communication skills, coordination and time management is a must. Independent problem solving and the ability to collaborate with your co-workers is essential.

Key Duties

  • Establishing and clarifying the technical and business requirements of each job
  • Capture and post-capture processing as per job specifications
  • Equipment maintenance/troubleshooting

Desirable Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • An interest in the preservation of our unique heritage
  • Collection preparation - knowledge of handling a variety of fragile, rare and unique heritage materials from books, through manuscripts and photographic materials to large format documents, objects and artwork
  • Able to “read or interpret an image”, making efficient decisions about colour and tonal
  • corrections
  • Able to recognise digital defects or unwanted artifacts in an image
  • A quick adapter to various technology and software
  • Trustworthy and discrete
  • The ability to manage time well and meet deadlines
  • Able to work independently and within a team environment
  • Experienced within a scanning or digital production environment
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues and pose innovative or creative solutions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both internal staff and external
  • clients
  • Ability to provide high-quality service – understands requests and meets expectations.
  • A self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Hold a current drivers licence ( preferable)

Please contact:
Leigh Rout
Southern Regional Manager
leigh.rout@micrographics.co.nz
Ph. 021 242 3897