The Media Archivist is responsible for supporting the Gallery Archives program in managing physical (analog) and digital time-based media objects, consisting of a large collection of institutional (non-art) audio and moving image materials. The incumbent spearheads the Gallery Archives’ development and implementation of A/V media retention policies; metadata standards for A/V materials; preservation storage of the media collection; and advising the Chief Archivist concerning policies for archival management of audiovisual assets, including a strategic approach to digitizing high-value and high-risk content.
Conducts a detailed, comprehensive survey of NGA physical (analog) time-based media, as well as digital media files, including titles and subjects.
Advises Chief Archivist on the development of policies and guidance for retention of NGA analog and digital audiovisual resources and provides audiovisual assessment expertise to the Gallery community.
Provides guidance to Chief Archivist on creating and implementing long-term audiovisual preservation and access strategies for NGA time-based media assets.
Manages Gallery Archives audiovisual assets by developing and implementing standards for the following activities – preservation and storage, metadata and processing standards, format specification requirements, archives processing work flows for A/V materials, access and discovery, and any digitization work of media that is necessary for access.
Serves as liaison with NGA offices creating time-based media, and performs all steps for receiving and preserving them in Gallery Archives.
Appraises A/V media records for permanent evidential or informational values.
Knowledge Required by the Position
--Strong command of archival theory and best practices and their practical application in an archival repository.
--Experience with digital preservation practices, trends and emerging technologies, especially as applied to A/V media.
--Demonstrated knowledge of media archives metadata content, structure, and preservation standards and schema.
--Experience with A/V media appraisal, inspection and handling.
--Strong command of video and audio formats, both physical and digital.
--Experience with digital asset management and collection management systems.
--Understanding of audiovisual copyright and licensing issues.
Additional Salary Information: Position is permanent but salary is paid with non-federal funds.
Internal Number: NGA-19-2
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