Job Posting: Visual History Coordinator, Directors Guild of America (L.A.)

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Job Title: Visual History Coordinator
Organization: Directors Guild of America
Location: Los Angeles, California ,
Fulltime position available at the Directors Guild of America
Start date: February, 2011

Position: The DGA Special Projects Department seeks candidates for the position of Visual History Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth for a well-qualified individual with an MLIS or MIAS degree or comparable professional experience in digital content management for film & television and an in interest in participating in the development of an important resource on the art and craft of the moving image.

Description of Organization and Visual History Program: The Directors Guild of America represents and protects the economic interests and creative rights of film and television directors and their production teams. As the educational and cultural division of the DGA, Special Projects provides educational forums and opportunities for creative exchange for Guild members. Special Projects oversees the Visual History Program which documents and preserves the career contributions of directors and their teams through videotaped peer-to-peer interviews in order to build a growing database of information on the shared artistic and professional concerns of these complex and demanding vocations.



Experience in content management and web publishing.
Experience in utilizing Final Cut Pro.
Competence in Microsoft Office, including Word, Access, Excel and other spreadsheet applications.
Knowledge of media preservation and conservation, digital asset management, cataloging and indexing practices.

Knowledge of and experience in video production.
Knowledge of website production skills.
Knowledge of and interest in the history and craft of cinema and television.
Knowledge of oral history interviewing standards and techniques.
Strong writing and editorial skills.
Overall Responsibilities: Reporting to Special Projects Executive, coordinate Visual History Program in all phases from pre-production to production of interviews and post-production, including overseeing preparation of interviews and accompanying tape logs for uploading to DGA website; maintaining databases; and oversight of preservation and storage of original tape masters and copies.

Primary duties include:

Pre-Production & Production: Research; secure venue and camera operator; procure and maintain equipment and supplies; oversee videotaping; support New York DGA interview production activities.
Post-production: Hire, train and oversee workflow of part-time MLIS/MIAS graduate student interns in digitizing original master tapes and logging and indexing interviews; review and edit annotated logs for public use; select and edit interview clips for streaming online; edit biographies, interview summaries and clip descriptions; select and prep photos for online Photo Gallery; upload and publish interviews and supporting materials to DGA website; supervise production and distribution of DVD reference copies of Visual History interviews and other Special Projects audiovisual materials.
Administrative Duties: Coordinate interviewing, hiring and training of MLIS/MIAS graduate student Workstudy interns; oversee Visual History Library and Special Projects Media Library; order equipment and supplies. Shared department duties (as needed): File management, event staffing and videotaping.
Starting Salary: $32,000 to $38,000 per year, commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus overtime as needed. Benefits include Employer-paid Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Vacation and Sick Leave; Pension and 401K Retirement Plan. Perks include attendance to DGA events and screenings.

Application Process: Please submit a resume by email with two references and a cover letter describing your interest, experience, and areas of expertise to , with VISUAL HISTORY noted in the subject line. Receipt of application will be promptly acknowledged.

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