Archival Digitization Specialist - Temporary Contractor (Toronto, ON)

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 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

Ancestry is looking for a project-based temporary Archival Digitization Specialist, to work on a contract basis in Toronto, Ontario. This position requires a computer literate, technical individual with previous experience working with digitization, archival documents, and/or goal oriented projects. Qualified candidates are detail-oriented, organized, and accustomed to working independently in an environment that handles focused and repetitive tasks. This opportunity requires the contractor to work within the office hours set by each work site. This is not a work-from-home position.  This position is contract-based and is not eligible for Ancestry benefits.

What you will do...

  • You will be capturing digital images of documents as specified by Ancestry

  • You will be performing quality audits on each project that is scanned before transmission

  • You will be tracking your progress by entering data into spreadsheets and other software

  • You will troubleshoot basic problems with hardware, software, and image quality

  • You will be performing basic image enhancement and file organization tasks

Qualifications

What you have...

  • You can maintain professional relationships with business partners

  • You can maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines

  • You are able to manage multiple projects and prioritize project urgency in practical ways

  • You have experience with Photography, Library Sciences, Archives, or History background

  • You are a detailed-oriented, organized, and independent individual

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.