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.

Office Manager

Reports to Manager of Audiovisual Preservation - Flexible: 8:30-4:30 or 9-5. Rate $15-18/hour, non-exempt, commensurate with experience. Company sponsored medical, retirement and paid time off benefits

Responsibilities

  • Answer phones and direct calls
  • Receive and direct daily mail
  • Arrange staff travel
  • Routine clerical tasks such as filing, ordering office supplies, etc.
  • Manage routine HR, such as distributing/processing new hire packets, track paid time off, manage routine benefits questions and processing
  • Process payroll
  • Post, code and make bank deposits
  • Work with bookkeeper to collate and post financial and production statistics
  • Support President and other administrative staff
  • Coordinate and post weekly Staff Schedule

Education and Skills:

  • Associate’s degree desired
  • BA/BS preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with production staff and leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail, proofreading experience preferred
  • 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, as well as complete assignments independently
  • Experience using Mac OS preferred
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in these areas

Additional qualifications preferred, but not required:

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

Application Instructions:

  • Please email resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Biz Gallo, Manager of Audiovisual Preservation at biz.gallo@georgeblood.com with “Office Manager – Your Name” in the subject line
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
  • Interviews will begin immediately

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

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

Shipping Manager

Reports to Registrar - The Shipping Manager will be responsible for handling, packing, and receiving materials to and from clients, some of which may be very fragile (ie, LPs, films, etc). They will also be expected to maintain the current equipment inventory and transport original media and equipment between facilities and from various clients along the east coast.

Responsibilities

  • Log all incoming shipments. Distribute contents and notifications to their appropriate parties
  • Pack and schedule all outgoing shipments. This includes both small package and the freight shipment.
  • Maintain the Equipment Inventory
  • Pickup and drop off original media
  • Transport media and equipment between buildings
  • Assist in other areas of the company as needed
  • Complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Sending ship notifications and interfacing with clients via email and in person.

Education and Skills:

  • Highly organized with sharp attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to finish tasks to their conclusion
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to lift up to 60 pounds
  • Knowledge of how to pack pallets
  • Reliable and trust-worthy
  • Must be comfortable with occasionally working alone at offsite locations
  • Must posses a valid drivers license with a clean driving record
  • Experience driving cargo vans and 26” box trucks
  • Comfortable driving long distances and within NYC or DC
  • Knowledge of FileMaker or equivalent database software is a plus

Salary commensurate upon experience

To apply please send a cover letter and résumé to Sarah Mainville at sarah.mainville@georgeblood.com subject line ‘JOB: Candidate name’