Sample Job Postings

from February 06 and earlier

gathered by Alicia for Advanced Moving Image Archiving & Preservation class



For additional job postings, see:

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ARCHIVISTS

Archivist, Popular Music Collections

Georgia State University, University Library, Atlanta, GA

 

Georgia State University Library seeks enthusiastic, innovative applicants for the position of Archivist for the Popular Music Collection. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of primary and secondary source material of, or related to, the study of American Popular Music from 1900 to present; of particular significance are the papers of the late Georgia-born songwriter and lyricist Johnny Mercer, as well as holdings related to WSB radio (Atlanta, GA), country, bluegrass and Southern gospel. This position reports to the Special Collections department head, and must ensure that materials collected are preserved, described, and made available for research while also placing a strong emphasis on outreach, public relations and donor cultivation for this collection.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will plan and supervise work related to the acquisition, including arrangement and description, appraisal, processing, preservation, and use of archival, oral history, and printed research collections in popular music. Promote and facilitate the use of materials, initiate and contact prospective donors and negotiate the transfer and disposition of collections and deeds of gifts, while also maintaining stewardship of current collections and donors. Assist in outreach and donor development activities related to the Georgia State University Popular Music Collection. Assist in formulating departmental policies and procedures as well as performing other departmental activities including reference and conducting classes and orientations. Responsible for the overall preparation and maintenance of collection finding aids in all formats, including MARC/Dublin Core, EAD and web-based descriptive records. Participate as a library faculty member on library and university committees.

REQUIREMENTS:
ALA-accredited or Georgia BOR-approved master's degree in information/library science, history, music history or related field. Graduate coursework in archival administration. Two plus years experience in archival work. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Experience with digital projects. Candidates should possess ASERL's Competencies for Research Librarians listed at www.aserl.org. PREFERRED: Experience in appraising, preserving and processing 20th century materials, including diverse media formats. Knowledge of 20th century American popular music. Experience with MARC/Dublin Core cataloging and encoded archival description. ACA certification.

DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENT:
The Special Collections Department collects and preserves unique and rare historical materials in selected subject areas, and promotes the use of these materials through the Georgia State University community, scholars, and the public. The department strives to advance scholarship and to further the educational, research and service missions of the university.

SALARY AND RANK:
$42,000-$48,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate's education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit our web site at: http://www.library.gsu.edu.

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.

To apply, contact:

Human Resources Coordinator
Georgia State University-Library
100 Decatur Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

404/651-2172
http://www.library.gsu.edu

 

Digital Media Archivist

Alticor, Inc. Branch of DVS
Ada, MI

 Responsible for effective acquisition, archiving, and retrieval of media assets. Satisfies internal/external requests for information relating to archive. Complies with legal and preservation concerns. Participates on departmental and cross-functional teams. Develops corporate procedures ensuring efficient handling/preservation of assets.

Degree in archival administration, or equivalent. Two-three years experience managing assets in a corporate, library, museum, or related environment. Equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. Functional knowledge of print, photographic, and video systems, formats, and production methodologies.

For more info visit: http://dvs.com/careers.htm

TO APPLY, EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Paul LaVigne
Digital Video Services
4592 40th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512


616/901-6804
hr@dvs.com

 

 

Librarian (Audiovisual Archivist)

University of Maryland Libraries
College Park, MD

 The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking qualified applicants for an Audiovisual Archivist. The AV Archivist will be responsible for leadership in planning and implementing a reformatting, access, and preservation plan for the audiovisual holdings of the UM Libraries. Will participate in the work of the audiovisual team in Hornbake Library; provide advice and direct support to curators in making audiovisual holdings more readily accessible to library users and in duplicating audiovisual materials for users.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science or equivalent combination of degrees and experience, with formal training in archival theory, preservation, and management or achival certification. Formal classroom or workshop training in audiovisual archival work pro vided by academic library school programs and/or professional association organizations such as SAA, ARSC, and AMIA. Minimum of two years of relevant archival experience with media collections in an academic, research or special library. Demonstrated experience with preservation and reformatting of audiovisual materials, particularly with film and video collections. Familiarity with current trends in archival preservation as it relates to audiovisual holdings. Ability to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Ability to maintain a systematic perspective; to actively participate in a team-based organization. Evidence of strong service orientation; an ability to anticipate audiovisual access, reformatting and preservation needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions. Ability to interact with a broad variety of staff. Excellent interpersonal skills; communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personally, both orally and in writing.

PREFERRED: Evidence of formal technical training in preservation and reformatting of audiovisual materials. Track record of successful grant applications highly desired. Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty ranks. Appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/PUB/APPSC.doc

APPLICATIONS: For full consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and names/addresses of three references by February 3, 2006. Applications accepted until position is filled. Send application to gfernan1@umd.edu Fax:301-314-9960

The University of Maryland Libraries is an EEO/AA employer.

To apply, contact:

Lupe O. Fernandes
University of Maryland Libraries
McKeldin Library, Room 6119
College Park, MD 20742-7011

301/405-9249
fax 301/314-9960
gfernan1@umd.edu
http://www.lib.umd.edu

 

ARCHIVISTS’ ROUNDTABLE


 United States Tennis Association Inc. - Audio-Visual Project Archivist

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To preserve and make accessible the USTA US Open film and video collection, and other historical AV materials as time permits. This is a one-year position only.

MAJOR DUTIES: Working under the general oversight of the USTA Archivist/Records Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for most day-to-day activities associated with the US Open Film and Video Project.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: The incumbent may provide technical supervision for volunteers, but otherwise the position does not include supervisory responsibilities.

INTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to the USTA Archivist/Records Manager. Works closely with Archives/Records Management Assistant. Provides reference and circulation support to USTA staff, particularly Marketing and Communications.

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS/ACCOUNTABILITY: Works with vendors contracted to perform preservation and digitization tasks.

TRAVEL DEMANDS: The incumbent may be called upon to visit vendors around the New York metropolitan area on occasion. No other travel is anticipated.

QUALIFICATIONS:

TO APPLY: Contact www.usta.com.

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.

 

 

Vidipax - Cataloger

Media preservation company has an immediate opening for a cataloger to select, order, catalog and classify archival materials; assist in locating and obtaining materials and in the general  maintenance of film/video/audio collection

Position is full time, temporary (until the end of March 2006, approx.)

Compensation: TBD

Job Location: Long Island City, NY

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Please send resume and cover letter as Word Attachments  to kei@vidipax.com.

 

Vidipax - Data Migration Assistant

Media preservation company has immediate opening for a Data Migration Assistant for work with archival materials. This position is full-time, for one year.

Compensation: TBD

Job location: Long Island City, NY

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Please send resume and cover letter as Word Attachments  to kei@vidipax.com.

 

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MEDIA ARTS AND CULTURE

 

UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA): PFA Program Coordinator (Berkeley, CA)
 

The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film. PFA is internationally recognized for presenting diverse and challenging programs of American and international film and video, past and present. PFA offers 450 programs each year, attended by local and campus communities. For more information visit our website: http://bampfa.berkeley.edu

DUTIES:
The Program Coordinator provides high-level exhibition program support for the film and video program. Maintain PFA exhibition planning calendars, which project and track all PFA exhibition programs in all stages of development. Assist with preliminary research for exhibition programs. Research and arrange for clearance rights, locate exhibition quality prints for programs, contact distributors, and negotiate rental fees. Update and proof the exhibition database to ensure records for the entire PFA exhibition program are up-to-date and accurate. Proofread bi-monthly Film Notes against the database and planning calendars. Research and make complex guest travel arrangements, and assist with hosting guests. Make arrangements for special events. Prepare and give introductions to exhibition programs as needed. Work with business office and box office staff to submit invoices. Write grant reports, gathering statistics and needed information. Track expenses for film tours and prepare reports. Assist with theater set-ups for special programs, including technical needs. Provide high-level administrative support to curators. Develop and maintain exhibition program filing system. Oversee shift from current calendar system to CalAgenda.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of cinema history, and technical aspects of film and video. Demonstrated skill and effectiveness carrying out administrative responsibilities, working collaboratively with colleagues. Ability to effectively carry out multifaceted projects with competing deadlines and priorities. Rigorous attention to detail and accuracy. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills, and experience speaking publicly. Ability to analyze and organize complex tasks; anticipate problems and help implement solutions; and follow through to achieve established goals. Highly developed skills with FileMaker Pro, Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook or Eudora, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acrobat. Legible handwriting. Valid California Driver License and safe driving record. Ability to carry equipment weighing  30 to 40 pounds.

PREFERRED:Experience with film/video distribution.

Must be available for occasional evening and weekend hours.

Annual salary range is $30,720 to $33,408, with an excellent benefits package and three weeks vacation.

Deadline: Applications must be received by April 21, 2005.

TO APPLY: 
Visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu and search for keyword 2584 (the job number for this position), and follow the application process detailed on the website. To be considered, applications must be completed through the campus online website. If you have trouble completing the online application call 510-643-4443 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm for assistance.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a diverse working environment, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefits.

SELECTED PROFILES
Pacific Film Archive - PFA, a curatorial department of the University of California Berkeley Art Museum, is an internationally recognized center for the exhibition and study of film.

 

UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive: Senior Curator of Film (Berkeley, CA)


The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film. One of the largest university art museums in the United States, in physical and budget size and attendance, BAM/PFA has developed an international reputation for presenting one of the most active and ambitious exhibition programs as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAM/PFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. For more information visit our website: http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

The Senior Curator of Film is responsible for leading an internationally renowned and dynamic cinema program that interests and engages the broad range of PFA and museum visitors. The Senior Curator provides overall vision and supervises the excellence, balance, and budget of the film archive program. The Senior Curator actively participates in fundraising and cultivation and represents the PFA locally, nationally, and internationally.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceptualizes and curates film and video exhibition programs. Writes and edits scholarly materials that appeal to the range of visitors. Organizes tours of exhibition programs. Works with UCB faculty to develop programs that support UCB course work. Plays a significant role in the design of moving image exhibition spaces for the new building project.  Supervises film and video curatorial staff, and has a significant role in film and video collection development. Team teaches annual graduate level course on film curating through Film Studies. Holds leadership role in the international film field, through FIAF, close working relationships with international curators, festivals, and filmmakers, and original scholarly research. Cultivates support and raises funds for PFA exhibition programs, PFA operations, and the future building project. Develops grant materials. Solicits gifts of film and video. Develops and oversees annual film and video curatorial department budgets.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Requires advanced degree in Film History or equivalent with extensive knowledge and appreciation for full range of moving image styles, both past and present. Advanced knowledge of and experience in international film and video exhibition curating and collection development. Executive-level leadership and management of a complex public film and video exhibition program. High-level cultivation and grant expertise. College-level teaching. Demonstrated project planning and execution. Long-term and strategic planning. Budget development and management. Excellent verbal and written communication abilities, including the ability to communicate complex concepts about films and film history to an audience that ranges from casual film goers to academics. Awareness and understanding of communities served, locally, nationally, and internationally. Intellectual curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm for bringing scholarly research to a broad public in accessible ways. Ability to ensure the program responds successfully to changes in technology. Ability to cultivate effective relationships with artists, donors, and the international film community. Ability to work collaboratively internally and externally.

Salary: Annual salary range is $54,600 - $82,500.

First Review Date: 02/21/2005

This requisition will remain open until filled.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply online by visiting http://jobs.berkeley.edu and search for keyword 2231.

 

Harvard Film Archive: Curator (Cambridge, MA)


The mission of the Harvard Film Archive is to support teaching and research in film studies by maintaining a substantial collection of primary materials for classroom study and scholarly research and to support curated programs in the general interest of moving-image literacy. The Archive is charged with (a) maintaining archival conditions for the materials in its collection, (b) providing conservation work on an ongoing basis for these materials, and (c) augmenting its collections of nonfiction, narrative, and experimental materials in its effort to strengthen its holdings of historically significant work. The Archive is further dedicated to providing Harvard students and faculty access to these collections in its film viewing facilities and libraries and to advancing the understanding of moving-image arts through programs, projects, and exhibitions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Administers, develops, promotes Harvard Film Archive, comprised of a film collection and Cinematheque; responsible for collection/public programming for Cinematheque; reports to Head of Fine Arts Library, coordinates w/academic programs in Visual and Environmental Studies/other HU depts; performs Collection Development/Management; provides final authority for acquisitions; initiates contact/ solicits collections w/potential donors; w/Head of FAL and Univ Office of General Counsel, oversees terms/donor agreements; plans/prioritizes cataloging/conservation/preservation; assesses storage/security; conceives/develops public programs including daily film screenings, conferences/events/visits; may teach 1 course in film history as Lecturer w/in VESD; encourages use of collections in Univ. academic programs; facilitates faculty/student research; acts as primary liaison w/researchers¿specialized projects; represents Archive at meetings; manages/prepares annual budget for the HFA; identifies potential grant opportunities/develops proposals; initiates/approves changes in policies/procedures, maintains awareness/understanding of legal issues relating to film archives, copyright, and ownership; coordinates/collaborates w/in or outside Univ. in cooperative projects; serves as representative on special committees/task forces organized by prof. associations; supervises staff of Harvard Film Archives.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Ph.D. in film studies/related field or equiv, scholarship demonstrated through publication, plus min of 10 yrs of resp curatorial experience w/film; exp in fiscal mgmnt, planning, staff supervision/project mgmnt; demonstrated commitment to fostering appreciation/understanding of film through combination of programming, teaching, lecturing, exhibitions, publications; strong interest in undergrad education/teaching experience at college level; exc communication/leadership skills. Ability to develop/maintain effective working relationships; problem solve; innovate; collaborate.

For details on how to apply visit: http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/
Requisition Number: 19426

Title: Curator, Harvard Film Archive
School / Unit: Harvard College Library
Department: Fine Arts Library
Location: Cambridge
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

ASSOCIATION OF MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS

 

Art21 Archivist
 
Art21, a non-profit contemporary art organization based in New York City, seeks an archivist/archive consultant to advise on
 the organization of the Art21 archive and the creation of a web-based platform to catalogue and access the existing archive,
as well as new material to be added to archive in the future. We would like the archivist to start work at Art21 in January 2006 if possible,
and no later than February 2006. Work will be on a temporary, consultant basis, for a total of approximately 160 hours. Salary commensurate
with experience.
Art21 produces the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary series Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century,
 and the video material for this series is the core component of the Art21 archive. To date, three seasons of Art:21 have been completed:
 each season consists of four one-hour broadcast programs, and each program profiles 3-5 contemporary visual artists. Art21 has thus far
filmed 500-600 hours of footage for the series (with corresponding written transcripts), primarily on anamorphic 16x9 Digital Beta, with some
mini-DV, DV-Cam, film (transferred to DigiBeta) and other formats.  Season Four of the series is in pre-production and all material created for
new season will be added to the archive.


The first stage in creating the database is to create the Archive database and Web interface for internal use by Art21 staff.
 Art21 will transfer its current video and film database to the new Archive database, indexing all footage according to standardized
search terms. Art21 staff will use the new Web interface to catalogue all new tapes as they are created, ensuring the accuracy of
 indexed information and the effectiveness of search terms.  

The second stage is to introduce the Online Catalogue as a public resource, allowing users worldwide to search the catalogue and request
access to unedited footage and transcripts. Finally, Art21 will create a system to track the use of the Online Catalogue.

In addition to the broadcast programs, Art21 creates companion books, extensive education and outreach programs, and a highly-trafficked
web site – www.pbs.org/art <
http://www.pbs.org/art> - which provides further information on this project. Art21 also produces additional videos,
beyond the Art:21 series. While the Art:21 raw footage is the first priority to be organized by the archivist, Art21 would ultimately like to organize
 all materials – including supplementary video research materials, still images, etc. - created by Art21 into a comprehensive archive which can
eventually be accessed by both internal Art21 staff and external users.


Art21 does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, and honors and welcomes
all qualified applicants to apply. Please send resumes, via email only, to
eve@art21.org

 

GEH Curatorial Assistant for Special Projects

The Curatorial Assistant supports the Motion Picture Department in the performance of administrative activities and special projects, including processing routine administrative correspondence and coordinating the Curator’s daily appointment calendar. A  Secondary duties include but are not limited to assisting in the overall management of the collections in such tasks as inventorying and processing moving image and photographic materials, posters and other artifacts in the department’s collections; the management of the collection storage vaults, including the nitrate collection stored near Rochester in the Louis B. Mayer Conservation Center, Chili, N.Y.; assisting in the exhibition, projection and presentation of motion pictures and other activities in the Dryden Theatre; coordinating and maintaining the inventory of equipment and supplies required for processing and maintaining the collections; the retrieval, inspection, repair and shipping of film and non-film materials; assisting in the routine maintenance of the department’s equipment and facilities; assisting and instructing students, interns, volunteers. Additional tasks may be assigned as necessary. Depending on duties assigned the Curatorial Assistant reports to the Curator, Assistant Curator, and other designated staff members.

Those wishing to apply should send a letter of intent, their curriculum vitae and two separately mailed letters of recommendation to:

Patrick Loughney, Curator
Motion Picture Department
George Eastman House
900 East Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14607

Applications must be received by January 31, 2006. George Eastman House is an equal opportunity employer.

 

CNN Librarian (Archivist)

DC Library
The CNN DC library functions as both a research center and video archive, making the news librarian position extremely diverse and exciting. The primary role of news librarian is to support the research and video needs of the editors, producers, and journalists of the CNN DC bureau. Responsibilities include performing video research using the in-house database system to find sound and visual elements for reporters, producers, and editors. The News Librarian also conducts information research to find facts, opinions, analysis, excerpts and articles using Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, the Internet and traditional reference materials in support of news production. Processes, catalogs, and assigns appropriate indexing terms to cut and raw video generated by the news production team. Participates in various library projects to improve video archive and research services that include but are not limited to, tape selection, maintaining the accuracy and consistency of the thesaurus, prepping materials for off-site storage, intern supervising, intranet web page design and creation, tape circulation, development of internet training classes, and print and serial collection maintenance.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited university required; at least one year of professional experience desired; experience and interest in a news library environment; highly-motivated individual with a propensity towards working independently and under deadline pressure; excellent online searching skills with a particular proficiency with Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, and the Internet; prior television production experience or background concentrating heavily on video and experience with digital archives desired. May involve some evening and weekend hours.

Apply online at www.timewarner.com and enter Requisition number - 50340BR. All questions should be directed to Rick Denius, rick.denius@turerner.com

 


UCLA F/TV Admin. Specialist/Research Account Coordinator

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Specialist / Research and Account Coordinator within the Archive Commercial Development office (Hollywood office).  The position was posted Wednesday 8/24/05 on the UCLA Job Openings website: www.chr.ucla.edu/cjo/html/listings/job5577.html <http://www.chr.ucla.edu/cjo/html/listings/job5577.html>  .
 
Under the direction of the Head of Commercial Development, the Research and Account Coordinator is responsible for client research services, finance and office management, and license agreements, for the Commercial Development office.  For more information, please visit the website.

Resumes should be sent to: UCLA Film and Television Archive, Commercial Development Office, 1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. Attn: James Friedman.
 


James Friedman
Head of Commercial Development
1015 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

323-466-0064 (P)  323-461-6317 (F)
jimf@ucla.edu    
www.cinema.ucla.edu/footage


University of Kentucky Libraries- University Archivist
Lexington
, KY 40506-0456

www.uky.edu/Libraries
June 20, 2005
 
DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The University of Kentucky seeks anarchivist to administer the University Archives and Records Program(UARP) including accessioning, appraisal, processing, reference, the maintenance and development of records retention schedules, and outreach activities.  Reporting to the Director of Archives within the Special Collections and Digital Programs Division, this position has oversight for the university-wide records management program, for records of all formats, in accordance with state law, guidelines and best professional practices.  The person in this position promotes UARP within the University and throughout the state, including the presentation of informational sessions to university faculty, staff and administrators. Responsibilities include establishing policy and procedure based on current archival standards and best practices, developing funding opportunities for UARP activities, exploring digital initiatives and managing UARP's website.  This person also provides specialized reference services within UARP and supervises two regular full-time staff members.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Required:  Graduate degree in library science (ALA-accredited program),archival administration, information 
management, or other relevantfield.  Experience with archival administration and institutionalrecords management.
Familiarity with records analysis, archival accessioning, collection processing, electronic records management practices,
retention scheduling, and related issues. Effective written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrable computer and
information technology skills. Commitment to ongoing professional development and activity. 
 DESIRED:  Strong background working with electronic records. Direct involvement with database and web site creation 
and maintenance. Experience working in a university or college archives environment. Supervisory experience. 
Evidence of ability to work well with staff, faculty, administrators, records liaisons, and donors.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Tenure track, faculty rank,
12 month appointment, 22 days annual leave, TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, and Twentieth Century Annuity plans.For
additional benefits information, see
http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/
.  
 
LIBRARY:  Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky,the University of Kentucky Libraries system
 includes the main William T.Young Library, Medical Center Library, Law Library, Special Collections& Digital Programs,
Agricultural Information Center, Little Fine Arts Library, Architecture Library, Education Library, Engineering Library and
 five science libraries.  Combined holdings total more than 3 million volumes.  The system has a staff of 80 librarians
and 109 support staff and serves a student body of 28,000.  The UK Libraries use the Voyager integrated library
system.  Library membership includes ARL, SOLINET, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries, and is a regional
depository for government publications. 
TO APPLY FOR JOB # SL508848:  Submit a UK Online Application at
www.uky.edu/ukjobs.  For questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859)257-9555 press 2, or email ukjobs@email.uky.edu.  

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  July 24, 2005, but may be extended if necessary.
 

Metadata Librarian/Archivist, Digital Library of Georgia

 
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Metadata Librarian is responsible for metadata and authority control, student hiring and supervision, quality control, and other duties related to the development of digital resources as a part of the Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative at the Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/).

The Metadata Librarian reports to the Project Manager and Digital Metadata Coordinator for the Digital Library of Georgia and works as a member of the DLG’s Metadata and Site Development unit. The position is funded through a 2-year National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative consists of three primary components: 1) Web-accessible archive of streaming video derived from original news film from Atlanta and Albany, Georgia television stations, 2) civil rights portal providing a seamless virtual library on the Movement by aggregating metadata on a national scale, and 3) a learning objects component to deliver secondary Web-based resources to support the use of the video archive in the learning process. The Metadata Librarian will play principal roles in the video archive and portal components of the initiative. 

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Describes digital objects using national and local standards. This includes the application of AACR2, AMIM2, and the Dublin Core metadata standard and the gathering and recording of technical, preservation, structural, and rights-related metadata.

Engages in authority work to provide intellectual control over the application of subject headings, personal names, and place names as a component of the metadata process. Uses LCSH, Moving Image Materials Genre Terms, and Art and Architecture Thesaurus. The Digital Library of Georgia employs a local database for controlling personal and place names in conjunction with the Library of Congress Authority File.

Collects, analyzes, and maps Civil Rights-related descriptive metadata from partner digital initiatives to facilitate the creation of an interoperable Civil Rights portal.

Participates in the hire and supervision of student employees engaged in data entry and other tasks associated with the creation of digital resources. Proofs the work of student employees to maintain a high level of quality for the resources generated.

Participates in planning for digital projects and communicates with Digital Library of Georgia and GALILEO personnel to coordinate work effort.

Measures outputs by generating and collecting statistics.

Contributes to the mission of the Digital Library of Georgia by participating in the development and evaluation of policies and services, assessing user needs and satisfaction with learning outcomes, serving on appropriate committees, and maintaining an awareness of changes in allied departments. 

Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; by conducting research or writing for publication; or by engaging in other creative and learning activities.Maintains awareness and acts upon changes and needs in the organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

ALA-accredited or Georgia Board of Regents approved MLS, or relevant Master’s degree (ACA certification expected in 5 years for continued employment);  Knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, Dublin Core metadata standard, familiarity with MARC; Effective oral and written communication skills; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; Familiarity with data content standards (AMIM2), data structure standards (METS, MEPG7) and emerging preservation metadata best practices and guidelines preferred; Experience creating metadata, catalog records, or archival description preferably for non-book resources preferred; Digital library experience preferred.

 
BENEFITS
Standard benefits package includes life, health and disability insurance; mandatory participation in state or optional retirement system, 21 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays. Salary minimum: $32,000.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Send letter of application addressing all qualifications, detailed resume, and the names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references by November 28, 2005, to:

 

Florence E. King
AUL for Human Resources

University of Georgia Libraries
Athens, Georgia 30602-1641
libjobs@uga.edu

 (AA/EOE)

 

 

Preservation Photographer- NARA
 While the position title for the announcement is Photographer (Presrevation), this is for a Senior Lead Motion Pictur
Preservation Laboratory position at NARA's College Park, MD location.  The Duties and requirements are as follows
and the full description, instructions, and application are online at:
http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=38765454
 
MAJOR DUTIES: 
The incumbent will serve as the technical expert and head of the Motion Picture Laboratory in the Special Media
 Preservation Branch of the Preservation Policy and Services Division.  Perform the most difficult lab and reproduction
tasks.  Operate highly specialized motion picture equipment.  Monitor and control the flow of work relating to the
preservation duplication of motion picture films.  The materials are on a wide variety of formats and are in varying
degrees of condition.
The incumbent will make recommendations for procedural changes. Monitor and plan for equipment and supply needs. 
 
Determine the need for repair, replacement, or modification of lab equipment.  Control and monitor quality assurance
for all phases of the motion picture lab.  Control and monitor the quality of work accepted from contractor and NARA
 motion picture labs.   Supervise a staff engaged in a wide variety of photographic processes.
                    
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To be considered for this position at the GS-11 level, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to
the GS-10 in the federal service. Specialized Experience is experience which shows that you have the knowledge, skills,
and abilities to perform the duties of this position successfully.  This type of experience is generally obtained from having
worked in a position similar to the position being filled.  Examples of specialized experience include performing motion picture preservation,
restoration, and reproduction.
You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
A background investigation will be required for this position: a preliminary criminal history check and credit check 
may be initiated prior to final offer of employment.
Time-in-grade restrictions apply for current Federal employees applying under merit promotion procedures.
You must have one year of Federal service at the GS-10 to be eligible for the GS-11.
Time-in-grade restrictions do not apply under public notice procedures.
 
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 
Category rating is being used for this position.  Category rating combines the applicant's total qualifying experience 
and education/training into a single quality category.  If you meet the basic qualification  requirements, we will
 further evaluate your entire application package to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education,
training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best qualified,  2) well qualified, or 3) qualified.
 
This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for final consideration.
 Best qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and 
proficient or highly proficient in most of the non-major aspects of the position.
Well qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications but are not proficient in most aspects of the position.
 
On plain paper, list each of the following knowledges, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) separately
and explain how your experience, education, training, self-development activities, appraisals, awards, etc. relate to
each KSAO and this position.  Please limit your narratives to one page per KSAO.  KSAO summary statements that
 address all KSAOs together are not acceptable.
 
1. Demonstrated knowledge of techniques and processes of motion picture photography including correct color
 balance and exposure using laboratory aim density controls, sensitometric and densitometric tests.
2. Demonstrated ability to test, evaluate, monitor, and maintain equipment and supplies in order to repair, replace,
 or modify lab equipment such as printers, processors, color analyzers and viewing tables.
3. Demonstrated ability to properly handle, repair, and print damaged, fragile and deteriorated motion picture footage 
using highly specialized motion picture equipment including specialized printers, special effects equipment,
optical reduction printers, etc. for archival preservation.
4. Demonstrated ability to efficiently establish an appropriate course of action for self and others to accomplish 
specific goals and evaluate completed work to ensure quality standards are achieved and instructions are properly
followed.To be considered for this position, you must submit KSAO narrative statements with your application package. 
 
Criss Kovac
Supervisory Motion Picture Preservation Specialist
National Archives and Records Administration

(301) 837-0496
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AUDIO DIGITIZATION ARCHIVIST

Poets House, New York City

Poets House, a 45,000-volume poetry library, archive and lively
international literary center located in New York City, seeks a temporary
Audio Archivist to digitize 300 - 400 hours of poetry readings recorded on
open reel tape. This is a 6-month grant-funded position, the goal of which
is to preserve a remarkable collection of reel-to-reel recordings.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Prepare recordings for digitization, including appropriate conservation
work as necessary.

* Digitize recordings according to project standards.

* Create and input appropriate metadata for digitized recordings.

* Create backups onto appropriate physical media.

* Edit and process audio files using ProTools editing software.

* Produce CD user copies of remastered recordings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Broad experience working with open reel spoken word recordings of various
formats in an archival setting desired; minimum of 3+ years required.

* BA or BS required, Graduate degree in audio engineering, archives, library
science or another related field desirable.

* Knowledge of proper preservation practices and digitization standards for
magnetic tape.

* Knowledge of the recommended practices and guidelines for archival
restoration and digitization of sound recordings

* Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel) and facility with databases (we
use a custom-designed Filemaker database) and audio production software
(ProTools).

* Proficient on Macintosh operating systems.

* Superior organizational ability and attention to detail.

A knowledge of and appetite for poetry is will make this job a pleasure

Start date: February 15, 2006

Candidates should send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
carlin@poetshouse.org or fax to 212-431-8131. No phone calls please.

To learn more about Poets House, please see www.poetshouse.org

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Posted by:
Ms. Carlin M. Wragg
Multimedia Archive Coordinator
Poets House
72 Spring Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10012
F: 212-431-8131
carlin@poetshouse.org

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Literary/Metadata Specialist

Audio Archives Project
92nd Street Y, New York, NY
(Grant-funded, 18-month position, 25 hours per week)

Reporting to the Director of the Audio Archives Project, the
Literary/Metadata Specialist will be responsible for the research and input
of metadata for the audio and video media sections of the 92nd Street Y
Events Database. Responsibilities include cataloging recordings and creating
descriptive metadata, and assisting the Audio Archivist in digitizing
recordings. The Literary/Metadata Specialist will also be part of the team
that implements the migration of the Events Database from Microsoft Access
to a more robust SQL platform.

Responsibilities:
* Implement appropriate metadata standards for all audio and video
recordings.
* Create detailed descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata for
recordings.
* Research descriptive metadata.
* Input metadata into the database.
* Digitize recordings as necessary, according to project standards.
* Assist in the production of access copies of audio and video files.
* Participate in the development and implementation of a new SQL database.

Qualifications:
* BA or BS required. Graduate degree in literature, library science, or
related field desirable.
* Knowledge and love of contemporary poetry and literature desirable.
* Knowledge of metadata standards.
* Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and SQL.
* Knowledge of the recommended practices and standards for the digitization
and cataloging of archival audio and video recordings.
* Familiarity with a wide variety of analog and digital audio and video
formats.
* Familiarity with Pro Tools or other audio editing software desirable.
* Previous experience working with archival audio or video collections.

Send resume with cover letter to:
92nd Street Y, HR-SS
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
e-mail: humanresources@92Y.org
fax: (212) 410-1254
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University of Washington - Sound Recordings Librarian

 From: Gordon Aamot <aamot@u.washington.edu>
Subject: [arts-lib] University of Washington - Sound Recordings Librarian


NOTICE OF VACANCY

February 10, 2006


TITLE:            Sound Recordings Librarian, Music Library

LOCATION:         Music Library


THE LIBRARIES:

Among the largest academic research libraries in North America and winner of
the 2004 ACRL "Excellence in Academic Libraries Award," the University of
Washington Libraries has a collection of more than six million cataloged
volumes, an equal number in microform format, more than 50,000 serial
titles, and a combined media collection of well over 27,000 items. Yet
beyond the strength of local collections and networked resources, excellent
service programs, knowledgeable staff, diverse facilities and size of
budget, the Libraries is known for innovation, responsiveness and an
integrated planning and assessment process that makes the user-centered
library not just a goal, but a reality. Students and faculty recognize the
value provided by the Libraries and rank the Libraries as the most important
source of information for their work. The Libraries also receives the
highest satisfaction rating of any academic service on the surveys of
graduating seniors conducted by the Office of Educational Assessment. The
Libraries was commended in the University's 2003 accreditation review for
its rich collection, well-qualified staff, and "exceptional service to
students, staff development, and a commitment to planning and assessment of
service."


THE MUSIC LIBRARY AND LISTENING CENTER:

The Music Library is one of the 15 branches of the University of Washington
Libraries.  The Music Library holds over 68,000 books and scores, 43,000
sound recordings and other media, and about 300 subscriptions to current
periodicals. It is located in the School of Music, whose students and
faculty are the primary clients.  The Listening Center, located in the lower
level, has onsite audio and video playback equipment.  In collaboration with
the Media Center, located in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL), the
Listening Center is planning a shift to a digital sound and video delivery
system, pending funding.


THE POSITION:

The Libraries seeks a creative and innovative individual to lead the
transformation of multimedia delivery and services at the Music Library of
the University of Washington.  The successful candidate must be
knowledgeable in building a sound and video recording collection, have a
solid background in music history, and have experience working with
cutting-edge multimedia technology.  Particularly encouraged to apply are
candidates who demonstrate an ability to work effectively and
collaboratively, and are skilled in forging and maintaining strong
partnerships within and outside the library.

Under the general direction of the Head, Music Library, the Sound Recordings
Librarian participates in collection development of sound and video
recordings, recommends the design and development of facilities and
equipment in the Listening Center, develops a preservation program for the
recording collection, catalogs audio-visual materials for the Music Library,
provides reference and user services including staffing the Music Library
reference desk, acts as faculty liaison, and performs other duties as
assigned.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Responsible for collection development of sound and video recordings for the
Music Library and Listening Center.

Recommends the design and development of facilities and equipment to support
services of the Listening Center.  Conducts evaluation of adequacy and
suitability of facilities, equipment, materials, and services. Establishes
policies for maintenance of materials and equipment.

Advocates and coordinates multimedia enhancements in the Music Library in
coordination with Digital Initiatives Programs, Information Technology
Services, and other departments with the Libraries and on campus.

Maintains contact and builds effective relationship with the Media
Maintenance Technician at the School of Music on projects.

Catalogs Music Library audio-visual materials in accordance with AACR2,
producing original cataloging records as well as editing cataloging records
from the OCLC database.  Maintains cataloging records for the audio-visual
collection for the Music Library

Oversees the work of technicians for cataloging and catalog maintenance.

Participates in the preservation of sound recordings and works with the
Music Library's Special Projects Librarian in this and other areas.

In coordination with other music librarians, provides reference service,
including bibliographic instruction and other user education activities as
part of the public services program in the Music Library.

Maintains contact and builds effective relationships with faculty in the
School of Music.

Collaborates with the Head of Multimedia Services, OUGL, and other
librarians on campus regarding media materials.

Participates in library committees and meetings; represents the Music
Library in the Cataloging Policy Committee.

Participates in discussions of the Music Library and Listening Center
policies; provides specific contributions in assigned areas of
responsibility.

Develops grant proposals for preservation and other projects and programs in
the Listening Center.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library
Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies
degree.

Experience in an academic library environment.

Working knowledge of the issues in digitization and delivery of digital
content in an academic environment.

Experience in answering music reference inquiries.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly
changing environment.

Strong commitment to user-centered services.

Flexibility and adaptability with a good sense of humor.

The ability to represent the Libraries on campus, regionally, and
nationally.

Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past activities.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Two years experience working in a research music library.

Experience in collection development in music, especially in sound and video
recordings.

Experience in music cataloging, especially sound and video cataloging.

Masters Degree, or equivalent, in music history or other fields of music.

Knowledge of copyright and licensing issues related to media.

Successful experience in a variety of public service, technical service,
and/or information technology functions.

Experience in managing a diverse range of activities in a highly visible,
pressured academic environment.

Proven ability to develop technology deployment plans, including analysis
of cost/benefit issues.


SALARY:

$40,000 minimum.  Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and
background.


BENEFITS:

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of
Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF, The Vanguard Group, and/or Fidelity
Investments) on a matching basis.  Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24
working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year.
No state or local income tax.


APPLY TO:

Charles E. Chamberlin
Senior Associate Dean
University of Washington Libraries
482 Allen Library
Box 352900
Seattle, Washington  98195-2900


Applicants should submit a letter of application, full resume including a
work telephone number, e-mail address, salary requirements, and the names,
addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who are
knowledgeable of the applicant's qualifications for this position.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00
p.m., Friday, April 28, 2006

University of Washington Libraries' Home Page is:
http://www.lib.washington.edu and the

Music Library's home page is:
http://www.lib.washington.edu/music


The University of Washington, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employer, is building culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages
applications from female and minority candidates.


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the
University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment
authorization of each new employee.

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TV ENGINEER

(ASSET ENGINEER)
POSTING DATE: December 7, 2005 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
NATURE OF WORK:
Under the direction of the Manager, TV Engineering & Operations, performs duties encompassing a variety of complex and specialized duties of a technical nature. These include operation and maintenance of television broadcast and production equipment, maintaining and enhancing storage procedures for a physical media library, setting archival standards for the storage, cataloguing and retrieval of digital content files. Responsible for organizing and maintaining a functional media
library at Milwaukee Public Television stations WMVS-TV/DT & WMVT-TV/DT. Responsible for maintaining the flow of production, broadcast and related media. Participates in planning for new media asset management systems, working with technologists, engineering and other appropriate staff to research and develop asset management systems based on both physical and electronic storage needs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Duties listed may vary in terms of relative importance and others may be added or eliminated as this position develops.
Duties with a circle (●) before the number are essential functions as defined by ADA).
QUALIFICATIONS:
Requires a Bachelors Degree in Library Science, MLS or MIS preferred. Certificate or other training in video preservation desirable. Four (4) years work experience working in archives containing television, film or digital video media; or other equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge skills and abilities to include the
following:
This description has been prepared to assist in evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills and working conditions. It indicates the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of positions given this classification. It is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of
similar kind or level of difficulty.
HIRING RANGE: $21.19 - $27.74 per hour
HOURS: P.M. Shift (Flexible hours 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
APPLICATION:
To be considered for this position, an MATC application form must be completed and returned to the Office of Human Resources. Review of applications will begin on December 21, 2005. Resumes and letters of application will not be accepted in lieu of an official MATC application form.
TV Engineer 12-6-05 TJ
MATC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
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