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Job# 38174 BH# 398956
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Materials Scanning Technician

Essential Duty:

Materials Scanning Technician responsible for converting archival materials and new seasonal footwear, apparel, and accessory fabrics to digital format using a high-resolution scanner or other means for a multi-institutional project to create digital collections used in various 3D software programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scan materials, artwork, etc. and import in 3D program software; correct color and manipulate images as required using Adobe Suite software (Photoshop or Substance)
  • Post Processing digital materials and ensuring Quality Assurance for use in KeyShot, Clo3D, and Browzwear.
  • Primary focus is footwear materials; secondary is accessories
  • Properly handle materials and fabrics.
  • Support the preparation of materials for scanning.
  • Record technical, item, and structural metadata in a spreadsheet.
  • Enter descriptive metadata into a digital collections content management system
  • Calibrate all components of scanner and computer workstation on a regular basis.


  • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Substance, and KeyShot preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with little supervision and as a part of a team.
  • Sensitivity to and experience handling library or archival materials.
  • Ability to operate a computer and scanner.
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications preferred.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.

Position Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Some training and/or experience with photography or graphic communication arts.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them