Reminder that today is the last day to submit your application for the 2020
*George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data*
George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data is a leading provider of audio, moving
image, and data preservation and digitization services. Each month our
studio reformats over 15,000 audiovisual media materials housed on decaying
and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of
libraries, museums, archives, and private collectors, both nationally and
We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality
playback and digitization while adhering to current preservation standards.
Our staff works together in teams, with each member contributing years of
experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a
professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist, or
service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in
the field of preservation and serves on standards and technical committees
for many organizations.
*2020 Summer Internship*
With our new, larger facility comes a larger need for the care and
preservation of archival collections. We welcome applicants for the summer
of 2020 internship to bring your ideas and help us turn theory into
We will offer two paid internships in the areas of audiovisual preservation
and data rescue and recovery. During this period, the interns will gain an
understanding of the processes of audiovisual and data preservation
reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area
of preservation work of their choosing. The internshipswill each result in
a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation
research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines,
participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more!
We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to
make the internship a valuable experience for both parties, as
the interns will work directly with the Project Managers. Applicants
should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio and moving image
preservation they wish to learn more about, and expect some give and take
as we explore how those interests can be met within the day-to-day
operations of our organization. Please be advised that interns will NOT be
allowed to digitize client materials.
*AMIA Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship*
We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Association
of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). This year, GBAVFD is a host site
for AMIA’s Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program
may complete their internship at GBAVFD if accepted into both programs.
*Eligibility & Requirements*
This internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students
working towards a graduate degree in archival science, preservation,
library and information science, or a similar area of study. Experience
with audiovisual materials and a grounding in current digital stewardship
practices is preferred.
To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in
the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks
of full-time work between May 1st and August 30th and complete 250 hours.
The intern will receive a $4,000 stipend.
Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two
references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a
statement describing the applicant’s interest in audiovisual and/or data
preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a
quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc.) via email with
“Your Name – Summer Internship” in the subject line. Please also indicate
if you are applying for the AMIA Fellowship.
Please submit your application no later than *March 15, 2020*. Selection
will be made by April 15, 2020. Application materials should be sent to:
Biz Maher Gallo, Manager of Audiovisual Preservation
George Blood, L. P.
502 West Office Center Drive,
Fort Washington, PA 19034
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*Biz Maher Gallo, MSI | Manager of Audiovisual Preservation*
George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data
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