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Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:16 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Audiovisual Archivist

(April, 29, 2021)

Position Title - Audiovisual Archivist

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Head of Collections Processing

Position Type - Full-time, permanent

Benefits - Yes

Salary Range - $66,000-$75,000

Manages and coordinate the in-house digitization and reformatting of audiovisual materials on an as-needed basis for preservation and to fulfill requests for sound and video recordings for use by researchers, exhibits, and the Archives’ website and other products, and as part of a larger collections’ digitization program.

Oversees outsourced preservation projects including: managing contracts with vendors for the preservation of audiovisual materials; budgeting; developing statements of work based on current best practices for preservation; packing and shipping of collection materials; quality assurance of preservation files and metadata; and tracking work, files, and original archival objects.

Manages and document audiovisual collections management policies, procedures, best practices, archival standards, and workflows.

Process archival collections, or portions of collections, that contain large quantities of audio and/or moving image materials.

Participates in Smithsonian pan-institutional efforts related to archival audiovisual collection management, preservation, and access, including emerging efforts to develop a collaborative, pan-institutional workflow for scaling up audiovisual preservation in the form of mass digitization, and shared storage initiatives.

Federal salary grade: GS 11

Salary range: $72,750 - $94,581

*You must apply for this position online*

*Application deadline 05/13/2021*


If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed: personal.email.address@si.edu

Resume; If applicable: proof of Veteran status, unofficial school transcripts; proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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