Jobs (April 29 2011)

Media Taxonomist

LAC Group is looking for a highly-experienced and qualified Media Taxonomist for what it calls “a prestigious media company located in New York (Manhattan).”

The Media Taxonomist’s focuses will be to create documentation for managing taxonomies and thesauri and to develop and implement metadata and media strategies.

LAC says the ideal candidate will have experience in developing taxonomies, formal ontologies, thesauri, and other types of controlled vocabularies, and will also have experience in creating and implementing metadata schemas, be familiar with data-management standards, tools, and technologies (e.g. XML, XSLT, RDF, SQL), and have some experience or familiarity with relevant metadata, file formats, and standards related to broadcast media, such as PBCore, EBU Core, MPEG21.

Apply online.

Nixon Audiovisual Archivist

An audiovisual archivist position is available at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Cal., a rich and complex collection of moving images, recorded sound, and still photographs that is part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s nationwide system of Presidential Libraries.

This job posting is open until Wednesday, May 04, 2011.

You may view the job announcement and apply online (job announcement number JD458676CLH).

Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection is accepting applications for the position of Programmer/Systems Analyst, working full time Monday through Friday.

The analyst reports to the director of systems and is responsible for providing programming support as needed for the development of new and existing digital projects, as well as for the development of new functionality and features of the institution’s website and online catalog.

The programmer/systems analyst will assist the digital assets manager in the design and implementation of digital asset repository technologies for digital preservation as well as the development of integrated digital exhibits on the institution’s website. The successful candidate will work with the manager of internet & interactive development to implement new functionalities into The Collection’s website.  The position is responsible for researching, testing, making recommendations, designing and helping develop software solutions for The Collection’s collection management system, (MINT by MINISIS Inc.), digital preservation and institutional repositories, and web-based digital programs.

The programmer/systems analyst will also work with staff to identify and implement software solutions for in-house workflow and efficiency enhancements, as well as software solutions for delivering The Collection’s holdings to visiting researchers and via the internet. As a member of the systems department, the programmer/systems analyst is expected to assist the network manager with general server and PC maintenance and roll out and other systems department duties and functions as required.

Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in computer science preferred but equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable; two or more years of programming and testing experience; working knowledge and experience with the major programming languages, including Java, XML, PHP and SQL; experience with MySQL required; experience with UNIX, LINUX and Apache a plus; working knowledge of Windows Server Technologies and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook; knowledge of and experience with CSS, XSLT, JavaScript, and HTML5; experience working with relational databases and knowledge of museum, library and information sciences preferred.

Benefits include paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; 75% employer paid health insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance; 100% employer-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance; upon eligibility, 401(k) options and up to 5% employer match.

Position available immediately. Submit your letter of application, résumé, and contact information for three references to: Carol Bartels, Director of Systems, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130-2179.

Applications accepted until the position is filled. Electronic submissions via e-mail will be accepted. More information about The Historic New Orleans Collection can be found online.

HBO Video Archiving and Metadata Specialist

HBO is seeking a specialist in video archiving and metadata.  Submit resumé online.

The position entails maintaining and expanding a corporate data model/taxonomy in the context of a companywide semantic move to file-based workflows.

Responsibilities include to create documentation for managing and maintaining taxonomies and associated thesauri; to participate in the deployment of enterprise-level content management tools and strategies; and to work with relevant business units to develop and implement metadata and media management strategy and best practice.

The position requires an advanced degree in library science, museum studies, linguistics, or equivalent knowledge-management experience; experience in the development of taxonomies, formal ontologies, thesauri, and other types of controlled vocabularies; and other (see online).

Film and Digital Media Archivist

Oddball Film+Video, a San Francisco based stock footage company seeks a part-time, tech-oriented film and digital media archivist with a command of analog and digital technologies interested in working with archival content and creative projects.

The company specializes in providing offbeat and unusual footage for feature films, documentaries, and web-related projects, and has extensive 16mm, 35mm film, analog tape, and digital media archives.

Responsibilities include set up, configuration, operation, and trouble shooting of 16mm film, analog tape, and digitally based editing systems; transfer and migration of 16mm film and analog video to digital media; logging of footage and metadata into databases; research footage requests and deliver preview and master footage to clients in a variety of analog and digital formats; and database maintenance and knowledge of digital back up systems.

Requirements include a working knowledge of all professional analog and digital media including 16mm film, video tape recorders, and digital media hardware; experience with digital software tools such Final Cut Pro and Photoshop; working knowledge of archiving and database programs such as Filemaker Pro; knowledge of historical events and use of archival stock footage; excellent analytical, organizational and writing skills.

Compensation is negotiable based on skill set and experience commensurate with position.

Apply by sending a brief letter of inquiry and a resumé focusing on skills and previous experience relating to the position to

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