MTS Level 5 - Digitization Technician - Robertson Library (Grant Funded)

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Robertson Library
MTS Level 5 - Digitization Technician
Full-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week
$49,270 to $54,223 per annum as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible to August 30, 2019

The Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island is undertaking a grant funded newspaper digitization project and is seeking a technician to work with the Robertson Library’s Systems/Digitization unit to transform and load textual and image-based resources into its online digital newspaper collection, IslandNewspapers.

Reporting to the Projects Librarian, the candidate will take vendor provided images and locally generated scans of newspaper page images through a workflow. 


The candidate will:
● Ensure that images meet required quality criteria
● Generate appropriate issue and page level metadata
● Follow safe handling procedures when working with archival materials
● Prepare images and metadata for upload
● Upload content and ensure that the resulting digital objects conform to expectations
● Create documentation and reports
● Track their work using the Library’s task management system
● Create online content and exhibits


● Bachelor’s or College degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a related field
● Ability to follow complex procedures, work independently, and collaborate with others in a dynamic and team-oriented environment
● Experience with image editing programs (eg. Photoshop)
● Experience with transferring and managing files using various operating systems and applications
● Working knowledge of MacOS and Windows operating systems
● Strong organizational, time management, and problem ­resolution skills, ability to meet deadlines and produce measurable deliverables, and demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
● Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
● Previous work experience with the digitization of texts and/or visual materials
● Experience using Drupal or similar web-based content management systems would be considered an asset
● Experience working with standardized metadata (especially the MODS metadata schema) would be considered an asset
● Experience working in a library setting would be considered an asset

Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.