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Temporary Assistant Archivist

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WNYC New York Public Radio

New York City, NY

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Description Established in the year 2000, the New York Public Radio Archives are the physical link to stations WNYC and WQXR\u2019s rich and storied past. Managed by the Director of Archives, an archivist and audio preservation specialist, the Archives provides a central repository for thousands of audio and video recordings, photographs, memorabilia, and institutional records. Chief among its holdings are more than 50,000 audio recordings in a variety of formats, from early lacquer discs to reel-to-reel tape, audio cassette, DBX 700, F1 Beta, DAT, MiniDisc and CD. The Assistant Archivist is a TEMPORARY six-month, 35 hours position. It will focus on digital reformatting of legacy audio materials on audio tape and audio discs for ingest into the Archives\u2019 systems, selected by the Archives Director and Archives Manager\u00a0from two sources: reference requests and at-risk or valuable collections. Reformatted items will be cataloged using a PBCore metadata schema, and selected items may be highlighted for inclusion on the stations\u2019 public web site. Transfers and cataloging will adhere to standards such as IASA TC-04 and the ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation. \u00a0 Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Reformat & digitize audio materials Organize, catalog and re-house historical sound collections Additional duties and special projects as assigned \u00a0 Qualifications: Audio engineering background and experience 2 years professional archives experience Highly organized, detail oriented and comfortable working with a structured taxonomy. Knowledge of current archival preservation and conservation practices Knowledge of digital audio and video formats and storage issues Knowledge of PBCore and LCSH Familiarity with Adobe Audition, ProTools or similar software packages for recording, editing and mixing audio preferred.\u00a0 Familiarity with standard desktop software applications Ability to communicate and work effectively with the other archive staff, station employees, colleagues, industry representatives and cultural partners across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds Ability to reach and lift of up to 30 pounds; Demonstrated experience working with audio recordings preferred Web writing experience a plus

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Listener-supported WNYC is the home for independent journalism and courageous conversation on air and online. Broadcasting live from New York City on 93.9 FM and AM 820 and available online and on the go.

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