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  • 07 Sep 2018 3:30 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    The Archivist for Visual Materials assesses, develops, arranges and describes, and maintains CHM’s visual materials holdings (with an emphasis on the museum’s Prints and Photographs collections); ensures that these collections are stored, handled, and exhibited in a safe and prudent manner; and facilitates access to the collection. 

    The Archivist for Visual Materials works with Curatorial Affairs staff to identify, review, and present proposed acquisitions; periodically reassess the collection; and develop and implement deaccessioning proposals to ensure the collection reflects an inclusive history of the city and its diverse citizens. 

    The Archivist for Visual Materials also participates in the development of policies and procedures concerning CHM’s archival holdings; develops and implements changes and improvements to internal processes and workflow documentation; collaborates with appropriate staff to facilitate and expand the discovery and use of CHM’s archival holdings to meet institutional goals and support its mission; and promotes the collection as CHM’s most unique and significant resource.

    For full details and application information, see:

    Note application deadline: October 5, 2018.

  • 06 Sep 2018 2:49 PM | Stephanie Giordano (Administrator)

    Full Time, Temporary position (one year)

    Rotary International is undertaking a project to organize and manage its born-digital video assets for preservation and access. Preserving these assets is of increasing importance given the risk of losing content due to inconsistent storage and backup. The video backlog project will address born-digital media created from approximately 2012-2016, creating a comprehensive inventory of assets and ensuring centralized organization, preservation, and access.

    The Video Asset Specialist will work with a range of file types, including video and audio formats, creating preservation and access files. The position entails creating an inventory of our backlog of video assets, following a predetermined workflow process that involves digital file organization, implementation of naming standards, and file quality assurance.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under supervision of Heritage Communications team and in collaboration with the Visual Media team, the Video Asset Specialist will:
    • Create and clean up inventory lists, documenting details related to video shoots and productions
    • Find and organize born-digital video assets per established workflow
    • Create preservation and access files where needed
    • QC file quality and file naming
    • Delete duplication and assets no longer needed per Rotary’s retention policy
    • Centralize production documents, including contracts and model releases; work with team to fill in gaps
    • Document rights restrictions
    • Assists with revising and documenting workflow processes
    • BA/BS or MA (preferred) in library and information science, multimedia arts, or related field; or equivalent experience in archives, digital asset management, or multimedia arts-related disciplines.
    • Demonstrated experience with born-digital video assets and video archives
    • Knowledge of video and audio file types and codecs; and related preservation challenges
    • Experience with video production software (Premiere, Final Cut Pro, EditReady/Renamer, and similar)
    • Experience with digital asset management systems and metadata best practices for video a plus
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work quickly and efficiently and to meet project goals and deadlines. 
    • Ability to establish strong working relationships with a collaborative and creative approach

    To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Stephanie Giordano, Manager, Heritage Communications via email to Deadline to apply is Sunday, September 23.

  • 23 Aug 2018 8:39 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Internship (unpaid), Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Rosenthal Archives is seeking interns to assist with the organizing, processing, and cataloguing of archival materials as well as reference and research services. Must be willing to commit ten hours per week during the course of the 2018-19 season (September through June).

     Knowledge, skills, and experience preferred:

    1. Students pursuing a degree in archival and/or library science, music (performance or education), or arts management
    2. Basic knowledge of classical music preferred, but not required
    3. Strong computer skills (relational databases, Microsoft Office)
    4. Demonstrated research skills and ability to work with attention to detail and limited supervision

     For more information and to apply:

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