NL 1850: Audio-Visual Media Conservator
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Band 5 Salary: NZ$44,386-52,219 Applications close: 1 June 2006
The National Library of New Zealand is looking for an experienced audio-visual media conservator to join our team of six other conservators working in the paper, archives, sound, video and photograph speciality areas.
The Audio-Visual Conservator works closely with the Senior Sound Conservator and works with the audiovisual collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, which include:
· The Oral History Centre containing over 12,000 hours of historic recordings on discs, reels, cassette tapes and video format.
· The Archive of NZ Music with extensive collections of sound recordings of music composed and performed by New Zealanders.
· Extensive holdings of published audiovisual media in the NZ & Pacific Collections.
The full range of activities include:
· Providing specialist conservation services for audiovisual media collections including both analogue and digital format audio and video, and related media. This includes stabilisation and restoration treatment, preservation copying, surveys and condition reports, materials testing, and special packaging.
· Operating and contributing to the development of the Library's Quadriga, OMS, Tapuhi and other computer-based audiovisual preservation, copying and cataloguing systems.
· Providing technical assistance for audiovisual recording programmes and projects including live events, and for exhibition and loan support and preparation.
· Contributing to the development of the audiovisual conservation studios, and the conservation laboratories and unit.
· Training and supervision of technicians, contract workers and interns.
· Providing advice and technical assistance to support the ongoing development of the National Digital Heritage Archives and other Library digital initiatives.
· Participation in disaster planning and salvage programs and projects.
The person we are looking for in this position should have:
· At least 2 years of professional conservation practice after training.
· Specific professional training and experience in the conservation of audiovisual materials, particularly sound media, including conservation theory and materials science.
· Familiarity with the preparation of audiovisual media for preservation and access copying using computer based software systems, preferably Quadriga.
· An understanding of and experience in project management.
· Enjoyment of the team approach to working relationships.
· Good written and oral communication skills in English.
A relocation allowance is negotiable for the successful candidate, should that individual be currently living outside of New Zealand.
Application information and forms are available from HR Personnel Service via email: [log in to unmask] , or request via fax at 64-4-474-3091
For further information contact:
Bronwyn Officer, Senior Sound Conservator via email: [log in to unmask] or telephone at 64-4-474-3041, or Pamela Najar, Manager Preservation via email: [log in to unmask] , or telephone at 64-4-474-3097.
The National Library has an equal opportunity policy, and a commitment to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
Senior Sound Conservator
National Library of New Zealand
P.O. Box 1467
Ph: 64 4 474 3041
Fax: 64 4 474 3035
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
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It appears that my current position may well be running out of funding at the
end of June, 2006. Are there any organizations in need of a Sound Archivist?
Please let me know off list. I have included my home addy also.
Sound Archivist/Sound Engineer/Sound Consultant
Center for Oral History & Cultural Heritage
University of Southern Mississippi