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The University of Virginia Library seeks a digitally savvy and energetic professional for the position of Audiovisual Conservator. The successful candidate will lead the Library-wide initiative to preserve and provide access to the University Library's audiovisual resources.

The AV Conservator will direct the team of audiovisual stakeholders to determine the strategic direction for a comprehensive audiovisual stewardship program for a major research library system.

This includes working with collection managers regarding audiovisual conservation treatment needs in order to establish priorities and to determine and evaluate long-range conservation planning for audiovisual materials; identifying and applying for potential sources of grant funding for conservation activities and writing narrative project reports; stabilizing, cleaning, housing, and evaluating the condition of audiovisual materials on physical media; performing in-house treatment and reformatting/digitization; managing outsourced audiovisual projects with vendors; determining and creating appropriate metadata; and processing large audiovisual collections and advising Special Collections staff on processing of audiovisual materials within larger archival collections.

Preservation Services supports the teaching and research programs of the University of Virginia by facilitating and preserving access to the collections of the University of Virginia Library.  The Library's homepage is available at 

Qualifications: Required: An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science or moving image-related discipline. Candidates must have a broad understanding of archival and digital technology-related activities in an academic research library setting and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Candidates must have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing. A working knowledge of current and emerging digital and physical preservation technologies, standards, and practices is required.

Preferred: Candidates should have a minimum of two years experience in the conservation of audiovisual materials and a comprehensive knowledge of the organization and administration of conservation programs in an academic library. Candidates should have experience with cataloguing and/or archival processing, and familiarity with audiovisual copyright issues. Candidates should be able to demonstrate evidence of ongoing professional development and contribution. Project management experience and demonstrated ability to work with sound editing software, such as Pro Tools, WaveLab, and Logic is preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has Administrative and Professional faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans. Review of applications will begin February 14, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at Search by posting 0609266, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Charlotte Albright ([log in to unmask]), Library Human Resources Generalist at (434) 243-3509.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.