A/V Artifact Atlas Coordinator

San Francisco
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Created: January 7, 2014


Originated by Stanford Media Preservation Lab and the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), the A/V Artifact Atlas (AVAA) is a living glossary of video and audio reformatting errors and artifacts, with vetted descriptions, proposed remedies, and the goal of producing a common language for those working in the field of audio and video preservation. The goal of the AVAA is to advance the audiovisual archiving field generally by providing a common vocabulary for archivists, the digitization and preservation vendors with whom they work, and other users of archival content. This part-time, temporary position is funded as a part of BAVC’s Quality Control Tools for Video Preservation (QC Tools) project. The goal of QC Tools is to create new software tools that can report on and graph data documenting video signal loss, flag errors in digitization, identify which errors and artifacts are in original format and which resulted from the digital transfer based on the data collected.

The AVAA Coordinator will work closely with BAVC staff to meet the following objectives:
  • Solicit contributions of identified and unidentified errors for the AVAA
  • Organize the work of contributors and working groups
  • Communicate with and facilitate discussion with project contributors, advisors and the AV preservation community about project progress
  • Correlate terms in the AVAA with other dictionary resources, such as the BAVC Preservation Glossary and the Compendium of Image Errors in Analogue Video Ensure that definitions are technically accurate and complete.
  • Identify target audiences for the AVAA, and test the accessibility of the AVAA for a range of users with varying levels of expertise.
Required skills/experience:
  • Knowledge of analog video digitization principles, practices and workflows.
  • Knowledge of relevant communities and forums.
  • Project management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to represent the project at local and national conferences.
  • Experience building working groups and communities of practice.
Desired skills/experience:
  • Familiarity with Preservation standards (PREMIS, OAIS, PBCore)
  • Familiarity with post production workflows (FinalCut, Compressor, Media Info, MPEG Streamclip)

Bay Area Video Coalition is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. For the purposes of ADA, the “Responsibilities” and “Qualifications” are essential job functions.
Significant work is performed in a typical interior community meeting space or classroom work environment, with typical noise and other disruption. The position may be required to lift, carry and transport technical and specialized equipment and handle with appropriate caution.
Both standing and sitting are required for long periods of time. High use of computers and related equipment is required.

Various types of equipment/supplies are used to accomplish the job requirements and include, but are not limited to, video and editing equipment, instruction supplies, computers, classroom materials, telephones and other common communication devices.
All applicants must send a resume and cover letter to hr@bavc.org with the subject line AVAA Coordinator. The deadline for applications is January 24, 2014.
BAVC believes in a diverse workforce and applicants from underserved or minority communities are encouraged to apply.

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