Austin, TX: PT Digital Archives Contractor, Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Job Opening Title: Digital Archives Contractor

Employer Name: Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Job Location: Austin, Texas

Application Deadline: Open until filled; Application review begins Jan. 10, 2022

Salary Range: $25-28 an hour

Link to job posting: https://texasarchive.org/node/85250

Years of experience required: 1

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Texas Archive of the Moving Image seeks a digital archives contractor to act as team lead on updating/revising/implementing metadata and digital file management as well as assess current workflows of both physical and digital AV material. This role will report to the Managing Director and work closely with the curatorial and digital preservation teams.

Responsibilities include:

Evaluating digital asset systems (i.e., how born-digital, digitized and analog materials are managed for organization as well as looking at basic description, ingestion, storage, preservation and access policies.)
Assists with the creation and implementation of revised workflows for metadata creation, long-term retention assessment, and file transfer
Analyzes and assesses current workflows for physical collection materials for mid- to long-term storage
Collaborating with the digital preservation contractor on digit asset storage storage and metadata description

Required Qualifications:
Experience working with digital collections, including experience with metadata creation and managing digital assets
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Collaborative, proactive team player
Knowledge of metadata standards and best practices for AV digital audiovisual archives

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in library science, information science or relevant field
Knowledge of or interest in Texas history and culture
Experience with Excel, Adobe Creative Suite (especially Premiere Pro), FileMaker Pro, Salesforce and Glifos
Contract: $25-28 per hour, 20 hours a week, 6 months (34 weeks); opportunities for continuance or expansion after 6 months based on performance and funding considerations

Schedule: Flexible

Location: Prefer candidates able to work from office at 3908 Avenue B, Ste. 306, Austin, TX 78751 (when COVID related restrictions allow for office work; TAMI follows CDC masking guidelines); will consider fully remote candidates

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to info@texasarchive.org using the subject line “Digital Archives Contractor Application.”

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