Audiovisual Digitization Specialist - University Libraries
Company: Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 26, 2023
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.
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
* 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.
* 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
* Some off-campus travel may be required in support of professional
development or as part of assigned job duties.
* 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.
* Master's Degree or graduate level certificate in moving image
archives, library & information science, film studies, or other
* 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
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
$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 CandidateQuestions@wustl.edu or
call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and
leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
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.
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 https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of
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