Digitization Specialist

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PhotoScanning.ca Published: May 2, 2019
Toronto, Ontario
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Since 2009 PhotoScanning.ca has been helping families across Canada digitize their old photographs, negatives, slides, film reels and video tapes to preserve for future generations. We work with large estates, independent retailers, and individual families with a goal of creating accessible, cost effective methods for high quality digitization.

We are seeking a Digitization Specialist to grow with our team - learning the gamut of digitization techniques and processes. Our ideal candidate is extremely organized with an attention to detail and takes pride in their day to day activities - we treat every client’s cherished memories as if they are our own!

This position is for a 12 month salaried internship with the intent of transitioning into full time employment at the conclusion of the program.

Duties and responsibilities

Applicants will be trained on all applicable methods of digitization, file handling, and image enhancements along with being tasked with keeping excellent organization. In addition to this, you will be tasked with keeping our proprietary order management system up to date with all actions to assist in order tracking. 

Applicants will maintain highly professional communication with the client as required (email or phone, typically for clarification on order specifics) along with speaking in-store with clients if the project requires. 

File organization and quality control is critical, ensuring correct folder organization, files must be properly digitized, named, and rotated prior to outputting the final deliverable for the clients.

Knowledge and skills

Ideal applicants have a strong computer/digital background to hit the ground running with a solid understanding of file management & organization within a Windows operating system.

Any specific medium related knowledge will be taught (aka identifying negatives, differentiating old film, choosing video file codecs, etc). While knowledge of general media & digitization topics is an asset, it is not required.

Organization & the ability to work independently is critical - individuals are tasked with taking an order and ensuring all organization is maintained throughout the digitization of multiple different mediums in multiple different scanning methods.

Education required

We require applicants to be within 2 years of receiving their Post Secondary Diploma, be no more than 30 years old, and be Canadian Citizens, PR, or granted refugee status legally allowed to work in the province of Ontario.

Preference would be given to those with a general media, digital imaging, photography, library or archiving focused education.

Certification required

No specific certifications are required.

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Starting the internship within two years of receiving their post-secondary diploma
  • Underemployed (employed below their level of education or work part-time)
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • Available to work for at least six months

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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