Manages the Digital Media Lab including its staff, budgets, hardware, software and projects. Recruits, hires, supervises, trains, and schedules temporary employees. With assistance from technical staff, oversees hardware and software in use in the lab. Develops ingest, digitization and quality control procedures for primarily audio and video materials. Serves as a contributor in defining and enforcing the various services and workflows for markup, ingest and derivative creation of newly digitized files through preservation efforts, and new born digital assets. Helps shape workflow, hardware, software, and quality assurance specification recommendations. Serves as liaison between the Digital Media Lab and the Cook Music Library Reserve and Circulation departments, the Archives of Traditional Music, Libraries’ Digital Collections Services and the Jacobs School of Music. Contributes on digital library project teams. Works with Cook Music Library and Archives of Traditional Music staff to set priorities for digitization, processing and user needs.
Bachelor’s degree in music, digital media, audio-video studies, information science, or related field and two years working with digital audio/video files; transfer software and systems; and/or computer hardware and software setup, maintenance, and/or troubleshooting.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Strong computer skills. Knowledge of audio-visual formats and associated best practices. Knowledge of basic concepts in computer networking sufficient to understand and implement good practices for file handling and storage, and to perform basic troubleshooting tasks. Excellent communication skills. Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse faculty, staff, and students. Ability to train both peers and subordinates. Acute and creative problem solving skills. Excellent attention to detail under consistent interruptions. Excellent time and project management skills. Ability to work independently in a complex, rapidly changing environment. Excellent organizational skills.
Supervisory experience and experience working in a research library; Knowledge of digital audio/video creation, editing, and transcoding software (e.g., Pro Tools, SoundForge, Wavelab, FinalCut Pro, Acid, Premier, and Avid); Familiarity with textual, photographic or other visual formats; Knowledge of digital imaging software sufficient to create and manipulate digital images; Knowledge of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software and tools and XML-editors; Knowledge of rare and fragile materials handling and preservation practices.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Ability to sit, stand, and use a computer for long periods. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds on a regular basis and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Ability to stoop, bend, and push carts filled with material/equipment.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2IT
Job Category: Library/Information Science/Archiving
Posting Number: 06483P