(December 4, 2019)
The StoryCorps Archivist is a critical member of the Recording & Archive Department. The Recording & Archive Department is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of StoryCorps’ recording process and assuring the integrity and accessibility of StoryCorps’ archive of over 75,000 born-digital signature audio interviews and over 180,000 interviews recorded using the StoryCorps App.
The Archivist takes a lead role in developing, planning, and implementing training sessions for staff and regularly provides individual feedback and support to facilitators and other staff. The Archivist is responsible for the transfer and review of interview materials and delivering interview materials to local, regional, and national archive partners. The StoryCorps Archivist is responsible for the continued growth and development of the StoryCorps Institutional Archive. In addition, the Archivist plays an essential role in supporting the continued development of StoryCorps’ public-facing archive platform.
StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of participants of all backgrounds and beliefs. The Archivist will support interdepartmental efforts to increase diversity in the StoryCorps’ Archive, and candidates with experience developing and sustaining outreach / archival partnerships with diverse/underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Manage the lifecycle of StoryCorps’ digital assets, including processing, reporting, and dissemination of audio and photo files, interview records, and other related information.
Create archive and database-specific training curricula and assist in the training of new staff on archival processes.
Support and evaluate over 25 field staff on archival and recording work through regular written reports that providing essential feedback on data entry and audio and photographic standards.
Coordinate formation of Community Archives and other content-sharing partnerships with organizations across the country, including assembling and delivering materials, and overseeing the drafting and signing of content-sharing agreements.
Support Marketing & Communications in the development of a streamlined repository for internal and outward-facing promotional materials, including participating in the development of a comprehensive vetting and approval process.
Support StoryCorps’ mission by participating in various organization-wide planning committees and interdepartmental teams.
Ensure integrity of archival assets by implementing, managing technological systems that monitor all aspects of our digital preservation / OAIS workflow, from ingest to deposit at the Library of Congress.
Promote the StoryCorps Archive through internal and external events, conference presentations, and more.
Perform other duties to support the Recording & Archive department, as assigned
You believe and are interested in supporting the mission of StoryCorps.
You hold a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field or a Bachelor’s degree plus equivalent relevant work experience.
You have experience working in Mac OS platform, as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
You’re organized, have a keen attention to detail, and you’re able to multitask effectively.
You have strong problem-solving skills
You are flexible and adaptable to a growing, changing organization.
You have cultural humility and an ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people.
You love working closely with a team and feel comfortable with resolving conflict.
You are able to self-direct in completing projects.
You know how to communicate effectively – whether that’s by email, phone or in person.
PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
You have 2 years’ experience processing digital assets and related materials.
You are proficient in a non-English language (Spanish, Mandarin, and/or Arabic strongly preferred).
You have previous experience working with audiovisual materials.
You are familiar with digital audio recording and photography techniques.
You have advanced skills in Excel, experience in SQL and Python