Digital Projects Specialist (UW Tacoma)

Posted 30 May 2017. Open until filled.

UW Tacoma

Job Title:

Digital Projects Specialist

Date Posted:

30 May 2017

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Number Available:

Start Date: September 2017, Summer 2017 option available for continuing students


$15.60 per hour


  • Up to 19.5 hours per week
  • Exact working schedule to be arranged upon employment
  • Remote possible after completing on-site training and demonstrating competency in assigned tasks


Working under the general supervision of Head, Media and Digital Collections, this position participates in ongoing digital library services and projects. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining research profiles for UW Tacoma faculty and managing lists of scholarly publications
  • Responding to faculty queries and requests to create and update research profiles
  • Preparing, managing, and describing born-digital materials for collections in UW Tacoma Digital Commons and the UW Libraries Digital Collections
  • Contributing to regular coordinating meetings for campus digital projects
  • Preparing and/or enhancing metadata for digital collections

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Capacity to quickly learn and adapt to new and emerging technologies
  • Experience with managing large, complex sets of data

Desired Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in the iSchool MLIS graduate program
  • Background in customer service
  • Familiarity with scholarly research and publishing process
  • Experience with Mac OS X, QuickTime, Photoshop, Audacity, and other multimedia technology and software
  • Experience with web publishing and scripting languages, such as Python

Other Details:

This position is located at the UW Tacoma and is open to students enrolled in a graduate degree program with the UW. UW Tacoma is located in the heart of Tacoma's downtown waterfront historic district. The Library and its services support undergraduate and graduate students in all phases of research.

For more information about the campus and the library, please visit and

Application Process:

  1. Complete a UW Libraries Application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application from using Adobe Reader (some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms).
  2. Submit all items below by uploading them to the Library Student Employment online dropbox:
    • Application form
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:

Erik Dahl