"Preserve This Podcast" Project Coordinator - The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

Posted on March 06, 2018


The Project Coordinator is a temporary, 20-hour per week position running from date-of-hire through December 2019. This position is open to both new and experienced project managers and information professionals interested in supporting advances in born-digital audio preservation and community outreach through managing an education and outreach program focused on podcast preservation.

The position’s responsibility will be as day-to-day coordinator of METRO’s “Preserve This Podcast” tutorial and outreach project, an exciting new expansion of METRO’s community digital archiving programs into the world of podcasting and born-digital audio. The “Preserve This Podcast” project is part of a two-year, Mellon Foundation funded initiative to spread awareness and knowledge about the needs, strategies, and technologies of podcast preservation to independent audio producers and A/V archivists, helping them take measures to ensure that independently produced podcasts don’t disappear or become inaccessible over time. The information and tutorials will be transmitted via a short podcast series, a zine, a website, a set of guidelines, social media, and several in-person tutorials. It will be the role of the Project Coordinator to help support these activities and manage the logistics of the grant.


Contribute to project planning, communications, documentation, evaluations, outreach, and help maintain the program’s web presence and online platforms.

Plan, organize, and help run project events, meetings, and workshops.

Serve as a liaison and contact point for projects participants and stakeholders.

Travel to 2 - 3 conferences in the United States to participate in workshops and session related to the project.


Experience with all or some of the following: project management, communications, grant administration, and special event planning.

Professional or internship experience working in a media / communications company, library, archive, cultural heritage institution, or an affiliated or similar organization.

The ability to communicate with diverse audiences and write clearly.

Familiarity with audio production and/or knowledge of trends and best practices in the fields of digital stewardship and digital preservation.

Facility with contemporary computing systems and relevant software applications.


$27.50/hr for a 20-hour work week


New York, NY

To Apply

Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 6, 2018. Please send a resume or c.v. and a cover letter as /pdf attachments to [email protected] with “Project Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Company Information

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training. We are a friendly, creative team.

Contact Information

[email protected]