Job Opening Title: Media Archives Technician
Employer Name: Smithsonain National Museum of African American History & Culture
Job Location: Washington, DC (with some remote work possible)
Application Deadline: Friday, July 19, 5pm
Salary Range: Comparable to GS-11 base pay and commensurate with experience
Years of experience required: 3-5 (relevant eduation may count as experience)
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SCOPE OF WORK
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) needs 2,000 hours of professional, non-personal, work-for-hire services to aid with archival and conservation activities, documenting, digitizing, and collection care activities for analog and born-digital time-based media collections. The contractor shall assist with the inspection, evaluation, digitization, conservation treatment, documentation and quality control of preservation and archival workflows for film, analog audiotape and videotape, born-digital audio and video, and other time-based works for reference, preservation, and/or access. Importance will be placed on the iterative documenting, testing and quality control of workflows and attention to detail while performing those tasks. The contractor will also be occasionally responsible for scholarly, academic research related to collections content and provenance, with a specific emphasis on independent and amateur productions, and will have specialized knowledge in the area of African American cinema and visual art history. The period of performance for these services shall be between approximately September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022.