Volunteer: Digital Project Technician

Overview
The volunteer position is part of a larger museum project focused on scanning and making existing digital images in the museum collection available on park web site and in other databases. The overall project goals are populating a master image database with descriptive keywords for search functions, adding museum object images to the NPS museum catalog, structuring and posting selected images to the park website for a research catalog.

Duties

  • Working with photographic negative and positive images
  • Scanning, validating catalog numbers in associated databases
  • Importing or entering data and keywords into databases for photographs
  • Database management and backup

Training
Training provided in navigating NPS and other specific databases and file structures involved in project, scanning protocols, network structure involved in project, and image collection storage.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired

  • Knowledge and experience working with databases, especially but not limited to Extensis Portfolio
  • Knowledge and experience scanning images
  • Interest in historic photos
  • Requires careful handling and technical skills, organization, and multi-tasking

Benefits to the Volunteer
Work with museum professionals, increase access to museum collections.

Schedule and Time Commitment
The program is available Monday through Friday, 24 hours/week, flexible schedule.

Minimum Age
21

Housing
Housing and/or RV sites are unavailable for this position.

    Application and Contact Information
    Please apply under the Current Opportunities listing. For information please contact Carola DeRooy at 415-464-5125 or by email.

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    Last updated: February 28, 2015

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    1 Bear Valley Road
    Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

    Phone:

    (415) 464-5100
    This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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