Job Postings: Video and Audio Technology Specialist and Film Library Technician, New York University, NYCPosted: August 20, 2014
Position Title:Video and Audio Technology SpecialistFT/PT:FTPosition Summary:Manage the technology infrastructure for Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media Center’s video and audio collections and services. Design, implement, and maintain quality control over procedures and training for permanent and part-time staff, to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to assist the public in the use of the Center’s technology and facilities. Design and implement routines and projects to optimize conservation, preservation, and long-term use of the Center’s collections, including but not limited to digital reformatting of audio and video materials for purposes of access, conservation, and preservation.Qualifications/Required Education:Bachelor’s DegreePreferred Education:College major or coursework in music, cinema, or art; Graduate degree in audio/video preservation.Required Experience:Minimum three years experience managing complex workflows in a customer service environment; Experience with audio and/or video engineering and preservation.Preferred Experience:Library work experience. Understanding of academic culture, with the ability to interact cooperatively with a diverse population of faculty, students, and professional colleagues.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):Hardware and software for the production and end use of audio and video; Preservation best practices for audio and video recordings, including metadata capture; Analog to digital conversion workflows; Use of library information systems; Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Basic office computing applications; Ability to work collaboratively within a large multi-departmental organization.
Position Title:Film Library Technician IV
SupOrg – Division Equivalent:TS1035 – Tisch School of the ArtsFT/PT:FT
Position Summary:Provide technical support for assigned area of operation in the Department of Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Operate a wide variety of television, media, new media, and computer technology equipment including specialized equipment requiring significant training. Instruct students and faculty on operating equipment; conduct individual and group training workshops, and demonstrate use of equipment. Advise students and faculty on equipment that would best meet their technical needs. Perform skilled maintenance and repairs on complex equipment and parts.Qualifications/Required Education:High School diploma and some relevant technical training or equivalentPreferred Education:relevant certificationRequired Experience:2-3 years of related experience. Experience providing customer support in a production-related environment.Preferred Experience:Experience in film and/or television production or equipment rental facility.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):Knowledge of and ability to operate a wide variety of production equipment. Skilled at troubleshooting and performing moderately complex repairs. Ability to train others in equipment use.
|Location:||United States, California, Los Angeles|
Archives/ Records Management
|HUGH M. HEFNER ARCHIVIST
University of Southern California
Requisition ID 27051
Job Announcement: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC’s School of Cinematic Arts is seeking a Hugh M. Hefner Archivist to join its team.
The Hugh M. Hefner Archivist supervises the daily operations of the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive, USC’s repository of approximately 70,000 motion picture negatives, sound elements, video, digital media, and photographs.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
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Job Title: MOVING IMAGE PRESERVATION SPECIALIST
Location: United States, New York, New York City
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Preservation/ Conservation Entry Level
MOVING IMAGE PRESERVATION SPECIALIST New York University Libraries
Description The Preservation Department of New York University Libraries seeks an energetic individual to manage NYU Libraries’ moving image and sound preservation program. The program comprises a suite of activities that includes appraisal, format identification, condition review, cleaning, re-housing, and preservation re-mastering for motion picture film, video and sound recordings.
= The moving image preservation specialist also oversees grant-related projects.
= S/he directs, trains and supervises full-time and part-time staff to assist in these activities.
= Moving image and sound materials currently held in NYU Libraries include: 8mm, 16mm, 35mm motion picture film and a mixture of video formats spread across several archives and special collections. An assortment of formats can also be found among audio collections.
= The moving image preservation specialist also assists in the development of preservation goals and objectives, procedures, and policies for moving image and sound materials.
= S/he evaluates collections to assess preservation needs and collaborates with curators in setting priorities and arranging treatment and processing schedules.
= The specialist implements standard procedures for handling, examining, describing, and assessing moving image collections; ensures adherence to established access, storage, and handling policies for these materials; manages workflow for media transfers, including preservation re-mastering operations to meet preservation standards; communicates with vendors for outside services needed; and manages day-to-day activities of an active moving image preservation program.
= In administering the program, the specialist trains and supervises one full-time staff and two part-time graduate assistants from the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (MIAP) in the NYU Cinema Studies Department as well as additional student assistants as needed.
= The moving image preservation specialist also supervises staff working on grant-related programs for media as needed within the Libraries preservation department.
= The moving image preservation specialist position is a permanent professional appointment and reports to the head of the Libraries’ Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department.
= NYU Libraries has an active preservation program for motion picture video and audio collections equipped with two labs designed to facilitate viewing, describing, cleaning, re-housing, and reformatting of moving image materials. An audio lab is under development. The specialist will manage the moving image and sound preservation program and provide leadership as the program continues to develop and mature.
= The incumbent will assist in grant-writing and grant project initiatives as needed.
= NYU seeks an individual who is active in professional organizations and who enjoys participation in the professional community of moving image and sound preservation.
= Formal training in moving image technology or equivalent experience, together with extensive experience in moving image archiving and preservation, including knowledge of the recommended practices and guidelines for archival restoration and transfer of moving images;
= strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and productively in a fluid, complex organization and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
= commitment to the education of future preservationists.
Salary/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience.
TO APPLY Please send a letter stating your qualifications, include your curriculum vitae, and three references that document your main activities in preservation, and any relevant publications to:
Ms. Janet Koztowski Human Resources Director New York University Libraries 70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012
Fax: 212-995-4070 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/strategicplan
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NYU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER