Volunteer to continue the digitization effort for our extensive archival collections at Fort Pulaski National Monument! Digitizing collections helps provide access for researchers at all levels -- scholars, students, park staff, and history enthusiasts – who use our collections. Digitization also helps preserve documents, photographs, and other materials for use by future generations.
The volunteer will use scanning equipment in an office setting at Fort Pulaski National Monument under the direction of the Cultural Resources Specialist. Previous knowledge of scanning techniques is helpful, but training on equipment will be provided. However, a firm knowledge of basic computer skills is necessary for this position. The volunteer should be able to work independently, should be detail-oriented, should be comfortable with technology, and is asked to commit to a weekly schedule of at least four hours.
ABOUT THE PARK
Fort Pulaski National Monument lies approximately fifteen miles east of Savannah, Georgia. The monument encompasses 5000 acres of marshland on McQueen’s Island and 600 acres of dry land on Cockspur Island. The park’s primary resource is the nineteenth century masonry fortification. Built between 1829 and 1847 to defend Savannah, Fort Pulaski saw action during the Civil War. Other historic resources in the park include the ruins of a small village and wharf, a 1890s era concrete battery, and a small lighthouse. Cockspur Island also provides recreational opportunities for trail walking, birding, bicycling, fishing, and more, while McQueen’s island is popular for boating and fishing.
Uses scanning equipment and computers to digitize archival material in various formats, including files, photographs, maps, and drawings
Enters data into spreadsheets and other databases
Annotates finding aids to provide additional information
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
A firm grasp of basic computer skills, including typing, digital filing, and entering data
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, primarily Word and Excel
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
Must be at least 18 years old and be able to pass a background investigation
Must be able to climb stairs
Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro preferred
Volunteers are representatives of the National Park Service and are expected to present themselves in a neat and professional manner. A uniform polo will be furnished for the volunteer to wear while working. The volunteer may wear his or her choice of slacks, jeans, long shorts, or skirt, and should choose comfortable footwear.
All work will be performed indoors in an office environment. The volunteer must be able to climb a flight of stairs to reach the work area.
Weekly commitment of at least four hours
The volunteer will set a regular schedule with his/her supervisor between the hours of 8:00 and 3:00, Tuesday-Friday.
EQUIPMENT and VEHICLES
A computer and required scanning equipment will be furnished for use by the volunteer.
The volunteer will not be required to operate a government vehicle.