The Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking applicants for the position of Audiovisual Archives Assistant. This position will be part of our AV preservation and access project team, and is funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant (more info about the grant and project here<http://library.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/audiovisual-preservation/>).
Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this two-year position will prepare and inspect unique archival audio recordings for in-house digitization; collect and enter relevant metadata; perform quality control; and upload digital files to networked preservation and online access storage. This position will also assist in coordinating the outsourcing of unique archival video materials for digitization, including activities related to packaging and shipping, vendor relations, quality control, and file ingest.
Minimum Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
The AV Archives Assistant must have experience in handling audiovisual materials and the ability to identify historic audio, video and motion picture film formats (including open-reel audio tape, audiocassettes, audio discs; VHS, U-Matic, Betacam SP video tapes; 8mm, Super8 and 16mm film) and knowledge of the processes by which these formats deteriorate over time. Must have experience creating descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata for audiovisual materials. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Must have excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal and organizational skills.
An ALA-accredited MLS or MA in sound or moving-image preservation. One year of direct work experience with audiovisual collections, particularly in an archival setting. Experience in conservation treatment of audiovisual materials and knowledge of equipment used for digitization work, including playback machines and quality control software.
Follow the link here<http://library.unc.edu/jobs/university-library-technician-southern-folklife-collection/> for more information and to apply.
Audiovisual Conservator / Project Director
Southern Folklife Collection
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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