Backstage Library Works

Our mission at Backstage Library Works is to provide high-quality, cost-effective professional services that preserve, organize, describe, and connect you to the world’s knowledge.


POSITION TITLE: Technician, Microfilm Services


HOURLY RATE: $15.25 starting wage

LOCATION: Bethlehem, PA

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, non-exempt

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING: Experience desirable, but not required; full training on microfilm standards and associated skills needed to do the job is provided in an extensive 90-day probation and training period with structured production goals.

Job Description

Backstage Library Works is seeking individuals with an interest in preserving cultural heritage to join our team as Microfilm Service Technicians. This entry-level position will be responsible primarily for scanning materials for duplication onto microfilm. This involves an understanding of the specialized microfilm camera equipment, careful handling of fragile and brittle materials, and quality assurance. No other facility in the United States is specifically dedicated to storing print master microfilm, we have a one-of-a-kind approach to creating long-lasting microfilm, and we are confident about the quality of our services and products. We work best when we can share our expertise with clients and work together with them to create a tailored solution for their collection needs.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week), or part-time position, schedule permitting. Core hours to be discussed during interviewing. All 8.5 hour shifts include an unpaid half-hour lunch and one paid 20 minute break. Benefits for full-time individuals include accrued paid time off and holiday pay. Medical, dental, and eye care plans are available, and Backstage offers a competitive 401k match.

Primary Responsibilities for Camera Technician

Possible Responsibilities for Darkroom

Possible Responsibilities for Quality Assurance

Required Qualifications & Skills

Preferred Additional Qualifications & Skills

A background check and drug-screening will be a mandatory part of the hiring process.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Qualifications will be evaluated with several skill tests and our interview process. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to moc.wlsb@ylppa

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