Audiovisual Digitization Specialist

St. Louis, MO
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Salary: $50,500.00 - $86,200.00 / Annually
Created: January 30, 2023


Washington University in St. Louis Libraries is excited to announce that the search has begun for a new Audiovisual Digitization Specialist. The position is responsible for all in-house audio-visual digitization, and provides quality control and editing for outsourced digitization of audiovisual materials in the Washington University Libraries’ collections. The position provides expertise that informs strategies for long-term preservation of and access to these digital assets and their analog counterparts.

Previous audiovisual digitization projects done within Special Collections include the digitization and reassembly of the 310 full-length interviews for Eyes on the Prize, the groundbreaking 14-part series documenting the Civil Rights Movement originally broadcast on PBS in 1987 and 1990; the Assembly Series, over 1500 hours of audio lectures capturing Washington University’s Lecture Series, which over the past 70 years has featured notable speakers like Eleanor Roosevelt, Toni Morrison, and Harold Ramis; and the digitization and reassembly of the interviews from Black Champions, William Miles’ 3-part 1986 documentary on the role of black athletes in sports from the beginning of the 20th Century to the 1980s.

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