Job Openings

PRODUCTION POSITIONS:
For all positions please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three
references to jon.smeltz@georgeblood.com with the position name and your name in the subject line.

Disc Digitization Engineer (second shift)

Reports to Production Supervisor - Applicants new to the trade will work with senior staff and Production Supervisor for training and supervision; experienced applicants will be expected to work independently after training on our systems; understanding of basic audio signal flow recommended, but not required.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares audio media for digitization
  • Aligns playback and record parameters
  • Digitizes media
  • Gathers and logs technical, process, and descriptive metadata
  • Takes photographs of audio media
    • Discs (mostly 78rpm)

Education and Skills:

  • Associates degree desired
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with production staff
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Computer skills with Mac-based software/hardware, word-processing and database navigation
  • Time-management and stress-management skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and take initiative
  • Ability to focus and maintain high performance for extended periods of time
  • Punctuality and dependability required

Audio Digitization Engineer

Reports to Director of Operations - Applicants new to the trade will work with senior staff and D.O. for training and supervision; Experienced applicants will be expected to work independently after training on our systems.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare audio media for digitization
  • Align playback and record parameters
  • Digitize media
  • Gather and log technical and process metadata
  • Pass completed ingested files to Finishing department
    • mostly audio cassettes and ¼” reel-to-reel
    • early born digital formats
    • analog discs
    • exotic formats (we support 110+ legacy audiovisual formats)

Education and Skills:

  • Associate’s degree desired
  • BA/BS in Audio engineering, BM in Music Technology, or BA in Media or equivalent preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with production staff and leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Computer skills with word-processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail programs
  • Time- and stress-management skills
  • High energy, results-driven person with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, and to accept independence
  • Experience using Mac hardware preferred

Additional Qualifications Preferred, but Not Required:

  • Knowledge of legacy audio and video formats
  • Must be capable of lifting 50lbs unaided and sit for up to 8 hours per day

Application Instructions:

  • Please email CV or resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jon.smeltz@georgeblood.com with “Audio Engineer-Your Name” in the subject line
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
  • Interviews will begin immediately
  • Interviews will begin immediately

2018 Summer Internship

Reports to the Manager of Audiovisual Preservation and Audiovisual Project Manager

Responsibilities

  • For the summer of 2018, we will offer two six- to eight-week paid internships, one in audiovisual preservation and one in data rescue and recovery. During this period, the interns will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual and data preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internships will each result in a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more.

  • We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. The intern will work directly with the Manager of Audiovisual Preservation and Audiovisual Project Manager. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio and moving image preservation they wish to learn more about, and expect some give and take as we explore how those interests can be met within the day-to-day operations of our organization.

  • Please be advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials.

Education and Skills:

  • This internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students working towards a graduate degree in archival science, preservation, library and information science, or a similar area of study. Experience with audiovisual materials and a grounding in current digital stewardship practices is preferred.

  • To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.

Application Instructions:

  • Please submit your application no later than March 2, 2018.
  • Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant’s interest in audiovisual and/or data preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc) via email with “Your Name – AV Internship” or “Your Name – Data Internship” in the subject line.
  • Please send your application materials to: jenna.fleming@georgeblood.com