The Chicago Cultural Alliance seeks a digitization volunteer to work on-site with its Core Member DANK Haus German American Cultural Center (4740 N. Western Ave) beginning Fall/Winter 2016. The volunteer will set out to digitize the photograph collection, catalog missing information using PastPerfect museum software, and occasionally work with the organization’s membership to fill in missing information. This project will endeavor to provide a quality product that will allow for the organization’s membership to engage with the photograph collection virtually and add to the institutions memory of past events and individuals involved.
Due to the loose and variable nature of the hours required this is a volunteer position. This position can be turned into an internship upon request and include additional museum collections training. This change is dependent on the requirements outlined by the college/university that the applicants attends and whether the staff and/or CCA supervisor feels they can be met.
Strong attention to detail
Ability to use a Windows computer and familiarity using a scanner
Ability to work independently and maintain both constant and clear lines of communication with both DANK Haus Staff and the CCA supervisor
Familiarity with handling 3-D & 2-D museum collection material preferred but not required, training can be provided
Experience with PastPerfect preferred but not required, training will be provided
Work with members of the community on occasion and with a pleasant demeanor
Starting and Ending dates of the position are flexible but applicants are expected to work with the CCA Supervisor for training before working independently
Work for DANK Haus must be performed on-site and you must provide your own means of travel
Ability to work at least 1 day a week (4 hours minimum) between Monday-Friday 9am-5pm or Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm
Days of the week and times are flexible to suit the volunteer’s needs but need to be determined at least 2 weeks in advance and scheduled with the organization’s staff through a shared Google Calendar
Contact: Candice Raisinghani, Shared Collections Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org