Audiovisual Digitization Specialist
|Published||January 30, 2023|
|Location||Saint Louis, Missouri|
|Cover Letter Requirements||Not Required|
|Education Requirements||Graduate Degree|
|Minimum Compensation in Local Currency||55000|
|Maximum Compensation in Local Currency||65000|
|Hourly or Salary?||Salary|
Reporting to the Digitization Manager, the Audiovisual Digitization Specialist is responsible for all in-house audio-visual digitization, and provides quality control and editing for outsourced digitization of audiovisual materials in the Washington University Libraries' collections. The position provides expertise that informs strategies for long-term preservation of and access to these digital assets and their analog counterparts.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Oversees the creation of digital surrogates for audiovisual materials, including advanced editing to restore, rebuild, and/or remaster recordings as appropriate for licensing and reference requests. Ensures consistent use of quality control guidelines and established digitization standards.
- Maintains, configures, and calibrates the equipment, hardware, and software used in the digitization of audiovisual materials; troubleshoots and problem-solves to achieve the highest quality and efficiency. Establishes and follows digital production workflows and guidelines, and maintains shared documentation for project and program-based work.
- Works with Preservation, Library Technology Services & Digital Library Program Services staff to develop and enact policies and procedures for long-term preservation, storage and migration of digital audio-visual materials.
- Works closely with various departments and collecting units, both within the libraries and across the University, to identify and prioritize digitization needs. Participates in library-wide and university-wide activities, committees, special projects and programs, as assigned.
- Remains current with trends and developments in the preservation and access of digital and analog audio-visual formats, as well as file transfer and management systems.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Academic or library experience.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
- Excellent organization skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.
- Master’s Degree or graduate level certificate in moving image archives, library & information science, film studies, or other related degree.
- Experience working with audio/video formats and files, digitization of linear media, and editing digital media.
- Previous archival education or experience.
- Experience working with digital video and audio equipment, files and formats, and compression codecs.
- Experience with advanced editing software such as Audacity and Premier Pro.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.