The University of North Carolina seeks an energetic and collegial
Audiovisual Conservator to serve as Project Director for a one year
grant (with the possibility of renewal) exploring and planning workflow
and large-scale digitization for preservation of and access to sound and
moving-image materials from the Southern Folklife Collection (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/) in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/).
The Project Director will provide overall leadership for the project;
perform analysis of existing workflows and document functional
requirements for new workflows; and lead in the research and planning
for an integrated workflow and systems to support the large-scale
digitization, description, discovery, access, and preservation of sound
and moving image collections. The Project Director will coordinate work
across library departments and functional units and with other
stakeholders such as outside consultants.
Under the supervision of the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC)
Curator and in consultation with the Head of Special Collections
Conservation, the Project Director/Audiovisual Conservator will survey
SFC collections for conservation and access needs and set priorities for
conservation and digitization. The position will also include:
overseeing of the cleaning, repair, and rehousing of physical media;
working with the Library’s audiovisual digitization engineers;
supervising a graduate research assistant; and participating in report
writing with the co-Principal Investigators.
The Southern Folklife Collection is one of the nation’s foremost
archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular
culture. SFC holdings extensively document all forms of southern musical
and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of individual and
community expressive arts, as well as mainstream media production. We do
this to advance the study and public recognition of these art forms,
and support the educational, research and service missions of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library
or information science or MA in sound or moving-image preservation. One
year direct work experience with audiovisual collections and
demonstrated experience managing projects. Demonstrated knowledge of
legacy audio and moving image media and a broad understanding of
archival activities in an academic research library. Ability to work
both independently and collaboratively. Excellent oral and written
communication and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of current and
emerging trends in the preservation of audiovisual materials.
Preferred: A minimum of two years direct work
experience in the conservation of audiovisual materials. Experience
managing projects that involved coordinating the work of multiple teams.
Experience with cataloguing and/or archival processing, and familiarity
with audiovisual copyright issues. Demonstrated ability to work with
media editing software, such as Pro Tools, WaveLab, Final Cut Pro, and
This is an At Will Appointment, contingent upon the availability of funding.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard
state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional
Full position description is at: http://library.unc.edu/jobs/project-director-and-audiovisual-conservator-university-library/