Job Postings: Video and Audio Technology Specialist and Film Library Technician, New York University, NYC

Position Title:
Video and Audio Technology Specialist 
Position 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 Degree
Preferred 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 Arts

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 equivalent
Preferred Education:
relevant certification
Required 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.


from UT School of Information JobWeb:

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Location: United States, California, Los Angeles
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Management/ Supervisory
Archives/ Records Management
University of Southern California

Requisition ID 27051
Division School of Cinematic Arts
Department School of Cinematic Arts
Location University Park Campus
Employment Full Time
Hiring Range $41,000 – $43,199

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.

Job Accountabilities:
• Supervises day-to-day operations of a large library facility, center, department or unit that provides specialized and varied library services. Advises senior management on operational, administrative, personnel and budgetary matters.
• Provides assistance to library patrons using electronic databases, electronic journals, and electronic reference materials within a tiered service environment. Assists patrons in identifying and locating appropriate discipline-specific and interdisciplinary resources, demonstrates search techniques, interprets results, and refers questions as appropriate.
• Monitors and assesses the use of library facilities, reports maintenance needs, and makes recommendations regarding utilization of library space. Contributes to long term planning for expansions and/or relocations.
• Schedules, assigns tasks, and prioritizes workloads on a daily basis. Sets appropriate goals and deadlines. Ensures timely completion of unit’s work. Assigns and monitors progress on work assignments and special projects. Identifies and reports staffing needs to library administrative head.
• Engage in long range planning activities such as developing a mission statement, collection development policy, access services, and operational procedures.
• Oversee best quality duplication of content while assuring protection of originals.
• Communicate effectively with USC departments, labs, and the public.
• Supervises at least two full-time staff or the equivalent engaged in specialized library functions for a large library facility, center, department or unit. Recruits, screens, hires and trains staff. Evaluates employee and/or student workers and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff and/or student workers. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees as required.
• Oversees system-wide procedures governing the creation, updating and deletion of data in library databases. Enforces quality control measures for the library system’s patron database and/or other library systems in adherence to national and institutional standards. Provides assistance in accessing and interpreting records and transactions, resolving discrepancies, and communicating the results.
• Revises processes to improve efficiency or adapt to new requirements, software, or other operational systems changes. Analyzes and maps workflows. Develops forms, manuals, flow charts, process maps, web content and other documentation. Communicates and documents revised processes and procedures.
• Coordinates the integration of new services, techniques, and technologies into library operations or programs. Plans, organizes and schedules activities to meet objectives.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Minimum Qualifications
=Bachelor’s Degree and three years experience to obtain extensive knowledge of library operations and technical systems.
=Supervisory experience.
=Office management combined with experience in budget administration.
=Combined experience/education may substitute for minimum education

Preferred Qualifications
=Master’s Degree with 5 Years of experience to obtain comprehensive knowledge of library operations and technical systems in a large or specialized academic library.
=Office management and budget administration experience combined with specialized knowledge of University policies and procedures.
=Three years of supervisory experience in a media library or archive.
=Knowledge of film elements, video, and digital formats.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.



from UT School of Information

Location: United States, New York, New York City
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Preservation/ Conservation Entry Level


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: .

For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NYU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER