Archival Digitization Service Specialist at Ancestry (Provo, UT)

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About Ancestry:
When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery. 

With more than 30+ billion digitized global historical records, 100+ million family trees, and 20+ million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

The Archival Digitization Services team oversees several production and hands-on tasks related to processing historical collections through our Imaging pipeline. This team handles digitization and imports all images into ancestry systems. An Archival Digitization Service Specialist is trained in archival handling and cataloging physical forms of media. This team coordinates content and equipment logistics between Lehi, remote sites, archives, and our warehouse.
As an Archival Digitization Service Specialist, you will work with other team members to complete tasks to ensure projects are hitting deadlines and complying to Ancestry's quality standards. The team is vital in receiving and processing content to provide value to our customers and archive partners. This is a full-time opportunity with working hours Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, in our Lehi, Utah office.

What You Will Do:

  • You will receive, inventory, and track physical content and equipment
  • You will prepare physical and digital content for imaging processes
  • You will digitize historical records on various machines and software
  • You will ship physical and digital content to external partners
  • You will perform maintenance on archived digital content as needed by our monthly schedule
  • You will prepare digital file deliveries for external partners of Ancestry
  • You will manage locations and barcodes for our in-house content and hard drives
  • Other responsibilities as the Archival Digitization Services Supervisor sees fit

Who You Are:

  • You show great care for detail
  • You have excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
  • You can manage projects and determine project urgency in a practical way.
  • You have a technical capability and proficiency - Excel (can perform complex functions) 
  • You can perform physical labor, including lifting to 50 lbs.
  • You have familiarity with SQL
  • You have experience in archive environments or handling archival documents


Additional Information:
Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.

More Information on Ancestry
Ancestry operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Lehi, UT, Englewood, CO and San Francisco, CA. Ancestry was founded in 1983. It has 1725 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 64 open jobs at Ancestry, click here.
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