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Subject: Position at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Position at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

From: Jan Paris <jparis<-a>
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Project Director and Audiovisual Conservator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Available: August 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina seeks an energetic and collegial
Audiovisual Conservator to serve as Project Director for a one year
grant (with the possibility of renewal) exploring and planning
workflow and large-scale digitization for preservation of and access
to sound and moving-image materials from the Southern Folklife
Collection <URL:> in the Louis
Round Wilson Special Collections Library

The Project Director will provide overall leadership for the
project; perform analysis of existing workflows and document
functional requirements for new workflows; and lead in the research
and planning for an integrated workflow and systems to support the
large-scale digitization, description, discovery, access, and
preservation of sound and moving image collections.  The Project
Director will coordinate work across library departments and
functional units and with other stakeholders such as outside

Under the supervision of the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC)
Curator and in consultation with the Head of Special Collections
Conservation, the Project Director/Audiovisual Conservator will
survey SFC collections for conservation and access needs and set
priorities for conservation and digitization.  The position will
also include: overseeing of the cleaning, repair, and rehousing of
physical media; working with the Library's audiovisual digitization
engineers; supervising a graduate research assistant; and
participating in report writing with the co-Principal Investigators.

The Southern Folklife Collection is one of the nation's foremost
archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular
culture.  SFC holdings extensively document all forms of southern
musical and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of individual
and community expressive arts, as well as mainstream media
production.  We do this to advance the study and public recognition
of these art forms, and support the educational, research and
service missions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library
or information science or MA in sound or moving-image preservation.
One year direct work experience with audiovisual collections and
demonstrated experience managing projects.  Demonstrated knowledge
of legacy audio and moving image media and a broad understanding of
archival activities in an academic research library.  Ability to
work both independently and collaboratively.  Excellent oral and
written communication and interpersonal skills.  Working knowledge
of current and emerging trends in the preservation of audiovisual

Preferred: A minimum of two years direct work experience in the
conservation of audiovisual materials.  Experience managing projects
that involved coordinating the work of multiple teams.  Experience
with cataloguing and/or archival processing, and familiarity with
audiovisual copyright issues.  Demonstrated ability to work with
media editing software, such as Pro Tools, WaveLab, Final Cut Pro,
and Avid.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer
and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits: This is a one-year position, contingent upon
grant funding.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and
experience.  Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave,
and State or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application: Review of applications will begin on May
15, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the
begin review date.

To apply please visit


and complete the online application.  Please include a letter of
application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address,
and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom
must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your
cover letter where you first learned of this position.

Jan Paris Head of Special Collections Conservation PO Box 8890
Wilson Library, CB#3936 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8890 919-843-8476

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