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Digital Project Leader (LTE) | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Digital Project Leader (LTE)

Part-Time, Wisconsin Historical Society

Digital Project Leader (LTE) | Wisconsin Historical Society
Job Information
Location(s)Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
DivisionDivision of Library-Archives
ClassificationLibrarian LTE
Working TitleDigital Project Leader
Type of Employment

Part-time, 20 hours per week, or 800 hours, with the possibility of renewing the position at the end of 800 hours.

Salary$17.25 to $19.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Jonathan Cooper, Library-Archives Division;

Deadline to ApplyThis is an active recruitment. Please submit your cover letter and resume by March 14, 2016. The position notice will remain open until filled.


 This position is located in the Library-Archives Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Madison. The Division supports the study of Wisconsin, United States and Canadian history by managing one of the largest history libraries and archives in the United States which consists of more than 3.9 million books and documents, 105,000 cubic feet of manuscripts and state and local government records, 3,000 atlases, 25,000 sheet maps, 2,000,000 historical photographs, 20,000 films, and 35,000 sound recordings. 

Learn more about the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Job Duties:

The Wisconsin Historical Society is currently engaged in efforts to digitize and make available materials from the Society’s manuscript collections, which focus on the private papers and organization records of people and groups who have contributed to the history of Wisconsin and the United States.

 The lead worker for this digitization project will oversee the scanning of manuscript materials from the collections and the presentation of these scanned materials online via the Wisconsin Historical Society’s website.


A Well Qualified Candidate Will Have: 

  • Graduate coursework in library cataloging and metadata. Alternatively, candidates may offer an undergraduate degree in the American History and relevant library cataloging experience.
  • Excellent analytical, research, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current digital imaging standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of current metadata standards and practices, particularly as they relate to Dublin Core.
  • Knowledge of CONTENTdm, the digital asset management tool used by the Wisconsin Historical Society to present our digital collections online.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and to oversee the work of limited term employees and work-study students

Special Notes:

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job. Verification of academic degrees will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. 

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. Upon reporting for work, an individual will be expected to present proper evidence establishing employability.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and 1-2 page cover letter addressing your qualifications to

Application materials and the examination will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.  Questions may be directed to Jonathan Cooper, Library-Archives Division, 608/261-9360; Email:

The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.