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Thursday, June 4, 2015

F/T - Asst. Archivist, NY Public Radio (NY)

Assistant Archivist - New York Public Radio

The Assistant Archivist is a two-year, full-time National Endowment for the Humanities-funded grant, union position. It will focus on the digital reformatting of older analog materials on lacquer disc and tape (1938-1970). All reformatted items are to be cataloged using a PBCore metadata schema with an eye to exporting all entries as MARC records. The Assistant Archivist will work closely with the Senior Archivist and Archives Manager and web content producer and will be expected to meet series of production deadlines involving preservation-quality transfers of historical audio materials.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Reformat & digitize audio materials on an ongoing basis
  • Organize, catalog and re-house historical sound collections
  • Project planning and working under a deadline
  • Additional duties and special projects as assigned tied to blogging and web production
  • Audio engineering background and experience
  • 2+ years professional archives experience
    Library or Archive Graduate Program Degree, preferred
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and comfortable working with a structured taxonomy.
  • Knowledge of current archival preservation and conservation practices
  • Knowledge of digital audio and video formats and storage issues
  • Knowledge of PBCore and LCSH
  • Familiarity with ProTools or similar software packages for recording, editing and mixing audio preferred.
  • Familiarity with standard desktop software applications, particularly Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with the other archive staff, station employees, colleagues, industry representatives and cultural partners across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds
  • Ability to reach and lift of up to 30 pounds;
  • Familiarity with 20th Century American and New York City history preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with audio recordings preferred      
  • Web writing experience a plus
Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume. Include a writing sample or web posting or finding aid of a particular collection. New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy. New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between New York Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA.