Washington, DC: RFQ Audiovisual Archives Specialist (term), Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History

Job Opening Title: Audiovisual Archives Specialist

Employer Name: Smithsonian Institution

Job Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

Salary Range:

Years of experience required: at least 1 year

The Archives Center at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History is undertaking a grant-funded project to preserve and provide access to audiovisual materials, with a focus on motion picture film. We are seeking a contractor to:

  • Inventory, arrange, and describe audiovisual collections materials
  • Coordinate audiovisual digitization projects with a vendor
  • Ingest digitized collection material into the Smithsonian Institution’s Digital Asset Management System (DAMS)

More information about the project can be found in the attached Statement of Work. NMAH welcomes diversity in all respects, including but not limited to age, occupation, nationality, and background. Competitive bidders will have experience handling motion picture film of various types, including 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, black and white, color, silent, and sound. Experience should include splicing, bench work, and transferring from reel to core.

This is a full-time, one-year contract opportunity (1900 hours) expected to start in May/June 2022. This opportunity does not fall under a SCA or GSA contract, but may be considered comparable to a Media Specialist III on the SCA Wage Determination website

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a proposal for the Audiovisual Archives Specialist contract. The Request for Quote (RFQ), Statement of Work, and supporting documentation are available in Dropbox. Please submit your quote and materials (see RFQ section XI) no later than 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday, February 28, 2022 to Vanessa Broussard Simmons, Supervisory Archivist, at broussardv@si.edu. Please note that quotes submitted after that time cannot be considered.  

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