Geospatial Data Assistant


Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 12:00pm


Cambridge, MA

Geospatial Data Assistant

Harvard College Library: Harvard Map Collection


Location of Job

On Campus

Posting Date

October 17, 2018

Position Type

Part Time

Expiration Date

November 17, 2018


Bonnie Burns

Number of Openings


Time Frame

Academic Year



Number of Hours


Job Start Date


Job End Date

June 30, 2019


Assist with the creation of geospatial data from paper maps. Georeference paper maps to assign latitude and longitude coordinates to the image. Create shape files and add labels based on the information from the paper map. While the position requires some knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the technology and to gain experience with GIS.Description

Please note: this position is located in the Harvard Map Collection and work hours need to be fulfilled between the hours of 9a and 5p, Monday through Friday.

Funding Source

Either FWSP or non-FWSP


  • Must have some knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, preferably ArcGIS
  • Understanding of geospatial data formats
  • Scripting or programming highly desirable, but not required
  • Understanding of spreadsheet software is helpful.
  • Attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.

Hourly Rate

$15 - $18 per hour, based on experience


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