Data Specialist

The American Research Center In Egypt Cairo

Applicants for
1 open position
In Consideration
Experience Needed:
More than 2 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
1 open position
About the Job
  • Coordinate the complete digitization of any non-digital material using in-house equipment or external vendors as necessary. 
  • Digitize documents, photographs and drawings.
  • Use Adobe Creative Cloud for image and document processing.
  • Assess the quality of the finalized digitized data.
  • Prepare all files for ingestion and publication using established file name conventions, metadata standards, file formatting, etc. through file editing and/or metadata entry.
  • Conduct large-scale data preparation and data entry.
  • Update and edit ARCE project processing manual to reflect all necessary changes.
  • Maintain naming conventions and structure protocols.
  • Assist the project manager and metadata specialist to prepare annual and final reports on project accomplishments.
  • Document metadata, website, and overall project processes, progress, and setbacks, as well as lessons learned and areas for improvement.
  • Work with the ADPP team, website developers and UCLA counterpart to evaluate and improve the ARCE Archives website.
  • Any other tasks as necessary for successful digital publication.
Job Requirements
  • At least two years of experience in the production and management of digitization and publication projects.
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing skills (a sample is required).
  • Bachelor degree in Archival Studies, Cultural Heritage Management, Information Science, or Digital Humanities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual with the ability to work independently.
  • Experience in the utilization of various forms of specialized scanning equipment and image processing software.
  • Excellent research and problem-solving skills. Ability to concentrate and read numerous reports and edit.
  • Experience with cultural heritage institutions and/or a strong interest in cultural heritage management.