Please note that while we are interviewing for all seven positions now we will be filling five of these positions immediately and adding the additional two QCSpecialistsas the project gets up and running in the summer/ fall. Additionally, we will be adding two full time catalogers and a team of part-time copyright researcher assistants later in the project.
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is seeking a Lead Preservationist. As one of the nation’s longest-standing non-profit video and audio preservation organizations, BAVC remains a leader in the field, developing the highest quality preservation standards and practices while working with individuals and cultural, academic, and media organizations to meet a range of needs for preserving historically and artistically important video and audio materials.
In close collaboration with the Preservation Manager, the Lead Preservationist will work to produce the highest quality preservation master files for clients. They will also work on ongoing projects within the department to promote BAVC’s continued excellence in the field of audiovisual archiving.
Videotape digitization to preservation standard specifications
Technician guidance and training
Preservation project coordination
Video capture station setup
Legacy equipment care and light maintenance
Work closely with QC Tools Manager on testing and documentation
Degree in moving image archiving studies or related field
Understanding of current archival best practices in relation to video preservation
Experience working with legacy video technology
Familiarity with signal flow, analog capture workflows, patch bay setup, time base correctors, and use of scopes to ensure broadcast range adherence
Excellent written and communication skills
Grant writing experience
Knowledge of command line usage, FFmpeg
Familiarity with GitHub
Ability to work independently
Knowledge of CSS, HTML
Confident and creative approach to problem solving
Extensive interest in video technology and video preservation
Enthusiasm for community outreach and education
This is a full time position. Please email cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.