Two thumbs way up regarding the reply from Dennis Rooney.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
------ Original Message ------
From: "Dennis Rooney" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: 9/13/2021 9:53:29 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXTERNAL] Re: [ARSCLIST] AV Archival Associate
job at Texas Tech
>*Pace* Curtis Peoples who wrote "ARSC members should champion causes when
>anyone or any institution is trying to remedy the problem in any way."
>I respectfully submit that hiring entry level personnel for such critically
>important work unless they receive expert vetting, is a cure worse than the
>disease. If qualified practitioners are not available at a living wage
>(remembering that rent, groceries, and transportation are not paid for with
>benefits), better to let the material rest undisturbed until conditions
>improve. Careful storage of assets is at least as valid as "doing
>something" with them. Otherwise, the institution should consider
>contracting such work to qualified experts with known track records who can
>treat those assets without hazard.
>On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 12:39 PM Peoples, Curtis <[log in to unmask]>
>> Although this is not my department at TTU, I do work closely with people
>> in the area. Here is why I defend the posting, and as a whole for the audio
>> archiving field.
>> Because of the pandemic, many institutions are struggling financially and
>> it is hard to maintain funding for many departments. It was not that long
>> ago that AV positions like this at various institutions did not even off
>> any where near $15.00 per hour, if such a position exists at all!.
>> In addition to the hourly wage, you also have to account for added
>> benefits like medical, dental, and optical insurance provided for
>> employees, as well vacation and sick leave. Further, there are professional
>> development opportunities that the institution often provides.
>> As has been discussed at many ARSC conferences, there is a crisis in the
>> audio and visual fields discovering, organizing, describing, and migrating
>> analog materials from old carriers. ARSC members should champion causes
>> when anyone or any institution is trying to remedy the problem in any way.
>> The position posted here is an great entry level opportunity for a person
>> graduating from a program such as UCLA, or someone who has some audio video
>> experience looking to get into the archiving field.
>> Instead of condemning efforts, perhaps be thankful that people are trying
>> to save material that you or someone else may one day need.
>> Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., Archivist
>> Texas Tech University
>> ARSC Assistant Conference Manager
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>> From: Gary A. Galo<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 10:29 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXTERNAL] Re: [ARSCLIST] AV Archival Associate
>> job at Texas Tech
>> This email originated outside TTU. Please exercise caution<
>> Shai is being way too polite. Our local McDonald's is starting people at
>> $15 an hour. Any institution should be embarrassed to advertise such a job
>> at that starting salary.
>> Gary Galo
>> Audio Engineer Emeritus
>> The Crane School of Music
>> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
>> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
>> Arnold Schoenberg
>> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
>> Igor Markevitch
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>>[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Shai Drori
>> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 10:59 AM
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>> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [ARSCLIST] AV Archival Associate job at Texas Tech
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>> So I'm guessing at $15 per hour, the TTU is not really interested in
>> knowledge, experience, know-how, and especially care for the assets. I have
>> voiced this not once, even for positions that did not involve A/V. There
>> was an ad not long ago for roughly the same pay grade with a minimum
>> requirement of MA. Good luck to all applicants.
>> Shai Drori
>> Expert digitization services for Audio Video 3K scanning for film 8mm-35mm
>> Timeless Recordings Music Label
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>> On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 5:33 PM Stroman, Elissa <[log in to unmask]>
>> > The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech
>> > University is hiring an Archival Associate in our Audio Visual
>> > The essential job functions include overseeing the digital migration
>> > of analog audio, video, and film; processing A/V collections, creating
>> > finding aids, and producing metadata for recordings; and administering
>> > repair work and preventative maintenance for analog transfer equipment.
>> > This is a full-time benefits-eligible staff position located in
>> > Lubbock Texas, starting at $15 per hour.
>> > A direct link to the hiring website and job description (position
>> > 25524BR) can be found here:
>> > rid=25898&siteid=5635&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=656697
>> > This Archival Associate position is also listed on the Texas Tech
>> > library's employment page:
>> > https://www.depts.ttu.edu/library/about/employment/
>> > Any questions can be directed to me.
>> > [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>> > Elissa Stroman, PhD (she/her)
>> > Unit Manager in the Audio Visual Department at the Southwest
>> > Collection/Special Collections Library Texas Tech University Box
>> > 41041, Lubbock TX 79409
>> > 806-834-0998
>> > Editor, West Texas Historical Review
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>Delray Beach, FL 33483