Hello all,

Please excuse the cross-postings. The Smithsonian Institution is hiring two core positions as part of our Institutional initiative to preserve our vast collections of audiovisual materials. Below is a call for applications.

The Audiovisual Media Preservation Initiative<> (AVMPI), under the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, is seeking applicants for two positions to support the Initiative’s ongoing goals. This new pan-institutional initiative is focused on preserving the 300,000 audio, video, and film assets found across the Smithsonian, through the design and creation of a central laboratory, prioritization of collections, development of standard workflows, and the conservation and digitization of audiovisual assets.

The Initiative Coordinator will be responsible for planning, developing, and managing the Initiative, as well as ensuring the completion of goals in a timely manner. A strong background in project management, media conservation, and budgeting is desired. To apply and for a full position description, please see the USAJobs posting here:

The Curator of Recorded Material will be responsible for researching, analyzing, and reviewing existing audiovisual media collections across several Smithsonian units. They will assist with the overall prioritization of collections for digitization, as well as develop online and in-person exhibitions to highlight the importance of audio, video, and film collections to the history of the Smithsonian and the world. To apply and for a full position description, please see the USAJobs posting here:



Dave Walker
Audiovisual Archivist​
Smithsonian Institution
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
office: (202) 633-0663