Place Associate - Temporary Contractor Part-Time

  • Lehi, UT, USA
  • Contract

Company Description

When you join Ancestry, you join our family tree. Backed by history, science, and technology, we’re creating a new world of connection, innovation, and understanding. Whether it’s reuniting long-lost relatives through DNA or unearthing new family stories from historical records, Ancestry empowers life-changing experiences. With over 10 billion digitized historical records, 100 million family trees, and 14 million DNA kits sold, Ancestry is bringing the power of personal discovery to people around the world.

Job Description

As a Place Associate, you will work alongside Ancestry’s Content department to enrich historical geographic data. This position will assist Ancestry in verifying current and historical geographic data. As a genealogy company, geography is essential to Ancestry’s goal of enhancing our user experience. You should be willing to learn, make decisions, and give special attention to detail. This position will require you to complete tasks and projects for publication and use on Ancestry’s site. The contract will go until the end of August, 2019.

What you will do:

  • Verify and edit current geographic data
  • Digitize new geographic data
  • Research and contribute new geographic data

Qualifications

Who You Are:

  • Pursuing a degree in Geography
  • Knowledge and experience with GIS software
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in history and/or genealogy research

Additional Information

Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy,  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.   In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.