Production & Digitization Technician Job Opportunity.

 Production & Digitization Technician

Summary: Gates Archive is the private archive of the personal and philanthropic collections of the Gates family. Committed to creating a culture of learning and belonging, we are a team working to build a next generation archive with a focus towards digital-forward processes.

Gates Archive is seeking a Production & Digitization Technician to execute digitization, audiovisual documentation, and related description and delivery efforts for its archival materials. This position will work collaboratively across the organization to advance the development and use of digital collection content, by making materials identifiable and available through digital asset management systems and other discovery tools and platforms.

This is a full-time contract position expected to work onsite in our Seattle, WA office, scheduled to begin in Spring 2020.

Responsibilities. Work closely with the Gates Archive team to:

• Reformat and digitize selected collection material for documentation and access purposes

• Capture, process, and edit video and audio recordings

• Organize, upload, and process still image and audiovisual media files for access and ingest into a digital asset management system (DAMS) and digital preservation system

• Operate video cameras, audio recording equipment, and lighting in a studio setting for the production of oral history interviews

• Operate and maintain archival reformatting equipment – reprographic cameras, scanners, audiovisual playback decks, conversion hardware and software

• Administer controlled vocabularies for a network of organizations with a global scope

• Contribute to keyword normalization efforts, consolidating submitted terms and creating new relationships

• Revise archival records for accuracy and adherence to authority standards as needed

• Assist in the care and upkeep of production lab and studio environments

• Prepare material for third-party vendor digitization, perform quality control reviews for reformatted materials (in-house or third-party digitization)

• Fulfill other organizational duties as required

Required Skills:

• Photography and/or videography expertise, preferably in an archival or production setting

• Digital file management expertise, preferably in an archival, library, or repository environment

• Demonstrated ability to organize, tag, and describe visual materials, i.e. photos, video

• Ability to work collaboratively and productively through shifting priorities

• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; open to giving, receiving, and responding to colleague feedback

• Highly organized with strong attention to details

• Image/audio/video editing software proficiencies (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, WaveLab, Adobe Audition, Audacity)

• MS Office suite abilities

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Applicant must be able to satisfy background check and related requirements.

Preferred Skills:

• Working knowledge of archival or documentary material digitization

• Familiarity with archival collection management systems, digital asset management systems, or similar platforms (e.g., web/enterprise content management systems)

• Understanding of and ability to apply controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and descriptive standards to content

• Archival material processing ability (digital/physical)

• Familiarity with modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, preservation, and access (digital/physical)

• Familiarity with 3D modeling and photogrammetry technologies (e.g., Autodesk ReCap, Agisoft Metashape)

Education/Experience: A deep expertise in archives, libraries, museums, or media creation/management. This depth of expertise is typically found in earning a Master’s Degree in Archival Studies, or Library & Information Science, or in equivalent professional experience (or combination of both).

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the date the review begins.

To apply, submit a résumé and cover letter to our recruiting partners at: Info@hanselltierney.com.

Hansell Tierney

(206) 232-3080

http://www.HansellTierney.com

Internship Opportunity

Summary:
Gates Archive is the private archive of the personal and philanthropic collections of the Gates family. Committed to creating a culture of learning and belonging, we are a team working to build a next generation archive with a focus towards digital-forward processes.
We are seeking two interns to gain experience working with archival materials. This opportunity is designed for interns to work with our team to acquire the skills essential for professional practice while contributing to the work of the organization. The interns will have the opportunity to complete a project and gain experience working in all archive program areas, as well as with our technology team.
These are full-time, paid internships that will be five months in length, scheduled to begin in June 2020.
Interns will be onsite in our Seattle, WA office.


Responsibilities: Work closely with the Gates Archive team to:
• Learn about and execute workflows for the acquisition, processing, preservation, digitization, cataloging, and access of audiovisual, digitized, and born-digital materials
• Survey, analyze, organize, and describe archival collections
• Apply appropriate preservation and storage measures for archival materials, both electronic and physical
• Maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve collection management functions as necessary
• Fulfill other organizational duties as required

Required Skills
• Familiarity with modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, preservation, and access (digital/physical)
• Understanding of and ability to apply controlled vocabularies and descriptive standards, (e.g. DACS, EAD, and AAT); familiarity with a variety of metadata standards
• Knowledge of information technologies appropriate to special collections and archives, and familiarity with database management, word processing, spreadsheet software, and web-based applications and technologies used in an archives environment
• Ability to work collaboratively and productively across different teams
• Strong writing skills
• Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite
• Experience using internet search engines

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Applicant must be able to satisfy background check and related requirements.
Education/experience/certifications
Enrolled or a recent graduate of a program of graduate or undergraduate study in Archival Studies, Library & Information Science, or related field such as History, Public History, Communications, or Computer Science.

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by April 6, 2020.


To apply submit a résumé and cover letter to careers@gatesarchive.com

(Postponed, Possible reschedule in June!) Register for SAA’s Records Management Course at The Museum of Flight!

When: Postponed (Possibly rescheduled in June.)

Where: The Museum of Flight

Early Registration Cut Off Date: March 10, 2020

To Register: Log in at SAA ( https://mysaa.archivists.org/nc__event?id=a0l0b00000EN16MAAT)

Please register by the early registration date. If not enough people have signed up by that date, the course will be canceled.

In this workshop, you will get an overview of records management principles, practices, and tools to use for establishing or continuing a records management program.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain basic records management terminology.
  • Conduct a records inventory independently.
  • Write a records retention and disposition schedule.
  • Recognize the legal requirements for records management.
  • Develop a basic understanding of electronic records management.

Who Should Attend: 

Archivists with beginning to intermediate knowledge of records management whose job description includes records management and/or who want to learn records management practices to enhance their job performance

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants should have basic knowledge of the records life cycle and other models, such as the records continuum, for following records through their various use cases. Familiarity with basic records management concepts, as found on the Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology, is helpful but not required.

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $199 / $249

Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $299

Nonmembers: $279 / $349

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

DEADLINE MARCH 1!

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2020 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. The applicant must also be either a resident of the MAC region or registered in a qualified program, onsite or online, that is based in the MAC region.

Applications are due March 1, 2020 and must include the following documents:

Completed applications should be sent to:

Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Description and Access Archivist

Kautz Family YMCA Archives

University of Minnesota Libraries

318 Elemer L. Andersen Library

222 21st Ave S, Ste 318

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Telephone: 612-626-7972

Email: Ldfs@umn.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2020. 

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2020.