Job Detail

Organization: Harvard University
Title: Geospatial Data Technician
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138

Posted: 2021-11-30
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Harvard University
Geospatial Data Technician

Harvard Library

Job Summary

Although the position will remain posted, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by end of day on January 3rd, 2022.

As a member of the Metadata Management & Project Strategy section of Information & Technical Services (ITS), under the supervision of the Geospatial Metadata Librarian, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library's collections of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) datasets and digital geospatial resources by coordinating and performing geospatial data creation, processing, and ingest activities and by contributing to geospatial metadata production workflows. The Geospatial Data Technician tracks the status of datasets within complex production workflows ensuring the efficient and accurate deposit of data and metadata into the Harvard Geospatial Library (HGL) for access and discovery. Datasets include vector and raster data layers from various sources, and scanned, georeferenced paper maps from the Harvard Map Collection.

Job Code

403074 Library Assistant VI

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Basic Qualifications

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Physical Requirements

Additional Information


Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.

Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection, experimentation, and discovery connecting users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library engages users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, and specialized research support. Today, Harvard Library's holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers-now and in the future-with exceptional experiences and comprehensive access to these materials.

Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at and about the Harvard University community at

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

Working Conditions

This is a hybrid work environment role (remote and on-site) typically performed in a library/office setting. Training and onboarding for the position will be conducted primarily on-site with an opportunity for expanded remote work hours as approved by the department and as is compliant with Harvard University remote work policies.

Job Function


Sub Unit



USA - MA - Cambridge


Information & Technical Services

Time Status



55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Identity

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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