Preservation Audio Engineer, Southern Folklife Collection

Position Title: Multi-Media Technician – Journey
Working Title: Preservation Audio Engineer
Position Number: 20028244; 20028504*
Hiring Range: $31,807-$40,148
Closing Date: July 2, 2018

Position Description
The Southern Folklife Collection is an archival resource dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating traditional and vernacular music, art, and culture related to the American South. We do this to advance the study and public recognition of these art forms, and support the educational, research and service missions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Preservation Audio Engineer will digitize historical and emerging audio recordings for preservation and access. The position will be responsible for equipment setup, playback, and digitization of unique recordings on analog disc, open-reel tape, audiocassette, and optical disc according to international standards IASA TC03, TC04, TC05. The position will create technical metadata relating to the digital audio files, assess and quality check digital transfers and related metadata, manage digital files held on networked storage, log digitization work carried out, and provide progress reports.

This is a grant funded time-limited position of up to 3 years.

Minimum Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in audiovisual equipment operation and maintenance, graphic design, and/or photography; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
The Preservation Audio Engineer:
• must demonstrate a thorough understanding of and familiarity with audio recording, playback, and transfer technologies, and have an in-depth knowledge of both analog and digital audio formats including lacquer disc, open-reel tape, audiocassette, and optical disc.
• must have experience using digital audio editing software, creating metadata relating to digital audio files, IT skills, and an ability to assess the quality of audio recordings through critical listening.
• must have excellent communication skills.
• must have the ability to move 40 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications
A relevant degree-level qualification or equivalent experience in a professional audio archive.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to move 40 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

To Apply
To apply for permanent staff (SHRA) positions, please visit the Office of Human Resources Careers at Carolina website. *The University Libraries will be recruiting for two (2) Preservation Audio Engineers. By applying, applicants will be considered for both positions. For more information on application procedures, applicants may contact:

Office of Human Resources
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
104 Airport Drive CB #1045
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 843-2300

UNC-Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans