Covering 175 years of progressive church history, The Riverside Church Archives serves as the repository for Riverside’s institutional archives and that of its predecessor churches. Types of materials include photographs, moving images, audio recordings, newsletters and other publications, records of church programs and events, and senior clergy sermons and papers. The Archives also contains several rare volumes, reaching as far back as 1493. The Archives is dedicated to ensuring that Riverside’s history of social justice and action, benevolence, cultural endeavors, and commitment to open and inclusive theological thought and expression is made available for research and kept safe in perpetuity.
Reporting to the Director of the Archives at The Riverside Church, the Project Manager will manage and execute an ambitious digitization project, Public Radio as a Tool for Cultural Engagement in New York in the 1960s and early 1970s: Digitizing the Broadcasts of WRVR-FM Public Radio. In this role, the Project Manager will have complete oversight and accountability over staff assigned to the project. The Project Manager will also be responsible for overseeing contractor/vendor and project collaborator work related to these projects, manage the workflows including shipping of tapes to and from the vendor, inventorying, cataloging, quality control of digitized files and metadata, submission to the AAPB, and coordination with the AAPB team at the Library of Congress and WGBH. The Project Manager will assist the Director of the Archives and other members of the Project Team in curating exhibits and/or special collections. The Project Manager will coordinate with other departments and colleagues at Riverside as necessary, including communications staff. The position will lead the decision-making and issue resolution on the project, ensuring the overall success of the project, that projects stay on schedule and deliverables are achieved.
• 1-2 years successfully coordinating digitization projects.
• Familiarity with open source tools used to manage audiovisual media including FFmpeg, MediaInfo, and QCTools.
• Experience collaborating with remote partners on projects across multiple institutions.
• Experience working with digitization vendors.
• Passion for audiovisual archives.
• Knowledge of Riverside Church and its history.
• Previous experience in an audiovisual and/or digital archive setting.
• Spanish and/or Hebrew language skills.
New York, New York