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Quick Summary

University of Minnesota seeks Metadata Assistant with a base salary of $17.50/hour. This position requires experience handling archival, special collections, and other fragile materials.

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Primary Function

This position provides basic quality control, metadata review, and digitization services for the Digital Library Services unit working on a number of projects. This work is done under the direction and supervision of DLS staff.


  • Perform quality control review of objects uploaded to our UMedia digital collections site .
  • Assist with metadata clean-up projects: cross-reference, edit, or correct basic descriptive metadata using supplied spreadsheets.
  • Document / track edits, maintaining constant communication with supervisor.
  • Digitize print and text-based materials using various scanning equipment. 
  • Prepare material for shipping to external vendors. 

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to make independent decisions and also collaborate as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience handling archival, special collections, and other fragile materials
  • Experience creating and updating descriptive metadata for archival and special collections according to national and local best practices
  • Experience with ContentDM collections management system 
  • Experience or familiarity working with different types of scanning equipment in a production environment 

More information

This is a part-time, temporary position. The base pay is $17.50/hour.

How to Apply

For more detailed information and to apply, see the University of Minnesota's full online job post.


Written by

Jesus Maldonado Sanchez
Marketing & Communications Generalist