Under the direction of the Digitization and Preservation Project Manager within the Preservation and Digital Conversion Department, the Technical Assistant will perform a variety of tasks to support the Library's time-based media digitization initiative.
THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION STARTING DECEMBER 1, 2019 AND ENDS SEPTEMBER 30,2021 WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION.
*A listening test will be given at the interview*
**There are two positions available; each incumbent will start December 1, 2019 with an end date of September 30, 2021, with the possibility of extension**
Schedule: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00pm or Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Perform project and quality control on vendor-generated A/V digital audio and moving image files.
Creating, editing, and verifying metadata
Conducting preservation processing using the Archivematica software package
Preparing and packing archival audio and moving materials to be shipped to vendors
Gathering and preparing statistics
Performing other duties as assigned
High School diploma or equivalent.
Ability to accurately assess quality of audio and video files, including critical listening and viewing skills.
Ability to work with digital media files.
Experience with audio and video playback software.
Basic proficiency with MS Word and Excel or equivalents.
Basic proficiency with Mac and Windows operating systems.
Attention to detail.
Ability to maintain production levels.
Bachelor's degree preferred
Experience handling and working with archival audio and moving image media formats
Knowledge of time-based media preservation workflows;
Experience with and knowledge of digital media file formats;
Experience with audio and/or video quality control, including proficiency with A/V quality control software;
Experience with MediaInfo or other file analysis tools; experience with command line operations.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 503893
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