The Audio and Video Technology Specialist will manage and maintain audio-video equipment, systems, infrastructure, and facilities for the NYU Libraries Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media. With a high degree of independent expertise and responsibility, a successful candidate will take a leading role for the AFC in the implementation of its audio and video engineering, content delivery, digital archiving, and digital preservation programs and activities. This position will also provide a high level of customer services to novice and experienced users of the Center’s collections, equipment, and facilities, including oversight of reference support, and technical assistance. The Audio and Video Technology Specialist will train and manage a technical team of student and casual employees who will assist patrons and fellow staff.
Required skills, knowledge, and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree
- 2-3 years of experience in providing quality customer service and professional level work in audio/video engineering
- Experience supervising staff
- Modern and historical equipment and recording formats for audio and video, including but not limited to downloadable and streaming files, CDs, DVDs, magnetic tapes, 33- and 78-rpm discs
- Computer hardware & software for production, reproduction, editing, and reformatting of audio & video.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to interact and work with all levels of staff (faculty, students, & professional).
Preferred skills, knowledge, and experience:
- Library experience
- Library catalogs and related information management systems
- Musical training and/or experience.
- Understanding of academic culture and the role of libraries within a university.
New York University Libraries:
Library facilities at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, the Research Libraries Group Partnership of OCLC, and the Digital Library Federation, as well as regional resource sharing consortia. The Libraries also serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes New School and Cooper Union. The NY School of Interior Design, New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society also participate in use of the ILS. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to https://library.nyu.edu/strategicplan/.