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Media Archivist


OPB is looking for an experienced Media Archivist excited to organize and catalog our media collection and actively assist content creators in research. This salaried, exempt position is a full time, regular status position with benefits.

Position Details

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

Work closely with OPB content areas to ensure content created by OPB is properly cataloged, stored and readily available for internal and external use. Actively manage physical and digital assets, nearline and online as well as offline assets. Update and apply standard criteria and methodologies for acquisition, retention and de-acquisition of assets in the collection. Proactively advise content creators, leadership and others on access, management of assets, and metadata.    

Working Conditions:

This position will be physically located in the OPB archive, and works at a computer most of the time, entering data and reviewing documents and media clips. Some lifting of boxes up to 25 lbs. may be required.      

Required Qualifications:

  • Five years’ experience in archive management.
  • Knowledge of video and audio formats, both physical and digital.
  • Understanding of rights and licensing.
  • Current knowledge of best practices in media archive metadata and digital preservation.
  • Working knowledge of computers, databases and asset management systems.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work well with a wide variety of work groups and people.
  • Ability to work independently, with a cooperative spirit and a drive toward problem solving. 
  • Understanding of the interactive project lifecycle.
  • Familiarity with moving content between multimedia formats.
  • Ability to negotiate with clients over the phone and through email in a pleasant yet assertive manner.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of OPB.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate studies in Museology, Archival studies or Library Science, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience managing staff, including volunteers and interns.
  • Knowledge of regional history and how that applies to media.  

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Application Deadline

All application materials are due by:
June 25, 2018, 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).

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