Project Digital Video Preservation Specialist
(January 29, 2019)
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem seeks a Project Digital Video Preservation Specialist to catalog, preserve, create metadata and upload to our Digital Asset Management System, all 208 of our Harlem Speaks oral history videos. These video recordings from our Harlem Speaks public interview series date back to 2004 and many are historic conversations with legendary figures in jazz reflecting on Harlem’s rich musical history.
Participants have included bassist Ron Carter; drummers Chico Hamilton, Louis Hayes and Roy Haynes; pianists Hank Jones, Marian McPartland, Geri Allen, Dr. Billy Taylor and Cedar Walton; saxophonists Lou Donaldson, Paquito D’Rivera and Lee Konitz; and trumpeters Clark Terry and Joe Wilder.
Equally important, our Harlem Speaks collection includes interviews with non-musicians who have been heavily involved in jazz. This includes stage managers, spouses of jazz musicians, former dancers and employees from Harlem’s celebrated jazz venues. Many of these interviews are the only ones of their kind in existence. These remarkable stories help fill gaps in our understanding of the cultural and musical history of Harlem and of jazz.
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