Digitization and Audio Visual Preservation Specialist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
General and Academic Officers - University Libraries and Scholarly Communications
Preservation, Conservation and Digitization
Full/Part Time:


This position plays a key role in reformatting the University Libraries unique paper-based and audio visual collections. Major responsibilities include: performing digital imaging of print collections and reformatting analog audio and moving image collections. Receives daily and weekly assignments from the Digital Collections Coordinator and unit supervisors. Logs assignment using an online project management tool; scans and or reformats collections using a variety of tools and equipment depending on the condition and scanability of the item including a high-end digital planetary-mounted camera system. Perform quality control and monitors conversion quality on in-house and vended projects. Updates progress using online tools and communicates production statistics. Assists with library and patron requests for scanning, reformatting and printing. Prints and crops printed posters, maps, etc. to customer-requested specifications. Analyzes technical problems and devise solutions, as well as seek out methods for new and better functionality. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge or experience; experience in photography or digital scanning or videography; familiarity with various audio-visual format digitization processes and the ability to operate audio and video playback equipment; ability to work in a fast paced production environment while meeting daily production levels; proven consistency in producing high quality work; experience in performing minor modifications to images such as cropping, rotating, and deskewing; must be able to type accurately in order to capture metadata and record information in a spreadsheet, appropriate database or other project management tool; must be able to use Windows, and Microsoft Office Suite and be able to navigate a digital server environment; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to handle fragile materials without causing damage; ability to problem-solve; ability to follow written and verbal instructions with little to no supervision; ability to work as part of a team; excellent customer-service; strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion. Desirable Requirements: experience with Adobe Photoshop or other imaging software; knowledge of relevant AV computer software programs such as Final Cut Pro and Audacity; one to two years of library-related work experience.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088