Audiovisual Archives Assistant, Southern Folklife Collection

Position Title: University Library Technician – Journey
Working Title: Audiovisual Archives Assistant
Position Number: 20028065; 20028372*
Hiring Range: $32,660 – $40,626
Closing Date: June 25, 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 Audiovisual Archives Assistant will prepare and inspect unique archival audio recordings for in-house digitization; collect and enter relevant metadata; perform quality control; and upload digital files to networked preservation and online access storage. This position will also assist in coordinating the outsourcing of archival video materials for digitization, including activities related to packaging and shipping, vendor relations, quality control, and file ingest.

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

Minimum Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
The Audiovisual Archives Assistant must have experience in handling audiovisual materials and the ability to identify historic audio, video and motion picture film formats (including open-reel audio tape, audiocassettes, audio discs; VHS, U-Matic, Betacam SP video tapes; 8mm, Super8 and 16mm film) and knowledge of the processes by which these formats deteriorate over time. Must have experience creating descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata for audiovisual materials. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. Must have excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications
An ALA-accredited MLS or MA in sound or moving-image preservation. One year of direct work experience with audiovisual collections, particularly in an archival setting. Experience in conservation treatment of audiovisual materials and knowledge of equipment used for digitization work, including playback machines and quality control software.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Must have the ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 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) Audiovisual Archives Assistant. 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