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Job Posting: Community Archivist, StoryCorps, NYC

POSITION OVERVIEW

The StoryCorps’ Community Archivist is a critical member of the Recording & Archive Department, which is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of StoryCorps’ recording process and assuring the integrity and accessibility of StoryCorps’ archive of over 65,000 born-digital audio interviews.

The Community Archivist takes a lead role in developing, planning, and implementing training sessions for staff and regularly provides individual feedback and support. The Community Archivist is responsible for the transfer and review of interview materials and delivering interview materials to local, regional, and national archive partners.

StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of participants of all background and beliefs, and the Community Archivist will support interdepartmental efforts to ensure StoryCorps’ archive is inclusive of diverse voices. In addition, the Community Archivist will play an essential role as StoryCorps continues to expand public access to the StoryCorps Archive. Candidates with experience developing and sustaining outreach partnerships with diverse/underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Here’s what you’ll do as a part of our team:

The Community Archivist will:

  • Manage the life cycle of StoryCorps’ digital and physical assets, including born-digital audio and photos, physical paperwork, and electronic databases
  • Create archive and database-specific training curricula and assist in the training of new staff on archival processes
  • Support and evaluate over 25 field staff on archival and recording work through regular written reports that providing essential feedback on data entry and audio and photographic standards
  • Coordinate formation of Community Archives and other content-sharing partnerships with organizations across the country, including assembling and delivering materials, and overseeing the drafting and signing of content-sharing agreements
  • Support the development of the StoryCorps online archive
  • Support StoryCorps’ mission by participating in various organization-wide planning committees and interdepartmental teams
  • Promote the StoryCorps Archive through internal and external events, conference presentations, and more
  • Perform other duties to support the Recording & Archive department, as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field; or Bachelor’s degree plus equivalent relevant work experience
  • Experience working in Mac OS platform, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to contribute to problem-solving activities
  • Demonstrated ability to function exceptionally in a rapidly growing and fast-paced work 
environment and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong organizational skills and an impeccable attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Belief and interest in the mission of StoryCorps
  • Cultural competence and the ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people

Preferred:

  • 2 years experience processing digital assets and related materials
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish (strongly preferred)
  • Experience working with audiovisual materials (strongly preferred)
  • Familiarity with digital audio recording and photography techniques
  • Experience working closely with underserved communities in an outreach capacity
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated training experience

If you want to help us change the world, apply today!

Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@storycorps.org and include your last name and the position title in the subject line: for example, “Jones – Community Archivist.” Include your cover letter and resume as attachments titled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2016

Full post: http://staging.storycorps.org/jobs/community-archivist

Free Webinar 10 March: Expressing Preservation Requirements on Audiovisual Collections

“Expressing Preservation Requirements on Audiovisual Collections”. This is the third webinar in a series created by PrestoCentre and Presto4U on diverse topics related to AV digitisation and digital preservation.

This webinar is an introduction to expressing digital preservation requirements in the context of audiovisual collections, with a special emphasis on the approach followed by the Presto4U project. The webinar will start with the basics on what the requirements are, how they are created and for which purposes they serve. The webinar will then discuss how standards can play a key role in the expression of requirements for digital preservation and will exemplify the concept by showing how to use three standards: the OAIS reference model, the Ontology for Media Resources and the ISO/IEC 25010 System and Software Quality Requirments and Evaluation SQuaRE – System and Software Quality.

Date: Monday 10th March 2014
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm GMT/UTC (10:00am – 11:00am EST, 4:00pm – 5.00pm CET,7:00am – 8:00am PST)
Presenter: Carlo Meghini, researcher at CNR-ISTI in the area of Conceptual Modelling, Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation.

Make your free booking now at http://bit.ly/1k8QMNZ
Limited places available, registrations are on first-come, first-served basis.