This three year fixed term position exists to oversee the acquisition, processing, preservation and access to the NYU audiovisual holdings in its three special collections divisions of the NYU Libraries. The holdings are more than 175,000 items and are heavily used by faculty, students, and visiting scholars.
Master's degree in audiovisual archives and preservation
BA or MA in a subject field relevant to the special collections' collecting areas.
Minimum three years' experience working in audiovisual archives, preferably within a research institution.
Proven experience working with different audiences, including researchers, students and donors. Strong collaborative skills.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of and practical experience with a variety of audio, video, and motion picture film formats; strong understanding of production processes; experience with and understanding of best practices for the transfer of analog media to accepted digital file formats for preservation; knowledge of standard procedures for handling, examining, describing, and assessing moving image and sound collections; demonstrated understanding of archival theory and practice; experience with audiovisual surveys and condition assessment processes and procedures; experience training and supervising staff; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience with instruction in a special collections environment.
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