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Audiovisual Digitization Specialist - University Libraries

Company: Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Digitization Manager, the Audiovisual Digitization Specialist is responsible for all in-house audio-visual digitization, and provides quality control and editing for outsourced digitization of audiovisual materials in the Washington University Libraries' collections. The position provides expertise that informs strategies for long-term preservation of and access to these digital assets and their analog counterparts.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

* Oversees the creation of digital surrogates for audiovisual materials, including advanced editing to restore, rebuild, and/or remaster recordings as appropriate for licensing and reference requests. Ensures consistent use of quality control guidelines and established digitization standards.
* Maintains, configures, and calibrates the equipment, hardware, and software used in the digitization of audiovisual materials; troubleshoots and problem-solves to achieve the highest quality and efficiency. Establishes and follows digital production workflows and guidelines, and maintains shared documentation for project and program-based work.
* Works with Preservation, Library Technology Services & Digital Library Program Services staff to develop and enact policies and procedures for long-term preservation, storage and migration of digital audio-visual materials.
* Works closely with various departments and collecting units, both within the libraries and across the University, to identify and prioritize digitization needs. Participates in library-wide and university-wide activities, committees, special projects and programs, as assigned.
* Remains current with trends and developments in the preservation and access of digital and analog audio-visual formats, as well as file transfer and management systems.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

* Normal office environment.
* Ability to lift up to 40lb.
* Occasional travel to other WUSTL locations.
* Must be able to work in an environment containing possible dust and mold.
* Some off-campus travel may be required in support of professional development or as part of assigned job duties.

Preferred Qualifications

* Academic or library experience.
* Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
* Excellent organization skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.

Required Qualifications

* Master's Degree or graduate level certificate in moving image archives, library & information science, film studies, or other related degree.
* Experience working with audio/video formats and files, digitization of linear media, and editing digital media.
* Previous archival education or experience.
* Experience working with digital video and audio equipment, files and formats, and compression codecs.
* Experience with advanced editing software such as Audacity and Premier Pro.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.



Salary Range

$50,500.00 - $86,200.00 / Annually

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University's policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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