Job: Media Archivist, National Gallery of Art Gallery Archives

Posted: April 27, 2019 by saacua in Jobs

The National Gallery of Art Gallery Archives is hiring a Media Archivist!

Position listed here: Archivist (Media)

Open & closing dates:  04/26/2019 to 05/17/2019
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: NF 11 – 12
Salary: $69,581 to $108,422 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time
1 vacancy in the following location: Washington, DC, 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No
Telework eligible: No


The purpose of this position is to perform essential professional archival work in support of the Gallery Archives. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the GA program in managing physical (analog) and digital time-based media objects, consisting of a large collection of institutional, (non-art) audio and moving image materials.


The incumbent:

  • Conducts a detailed, comprehensive survey of Gallery physical (analog) time-based media, as well as digital media files, including titles and subjects.
  • Advises Chief Archivist on the development of policies and guidance for retention of Gallery analog and digital audiovisual resources and provides audiovisual assessment expertise to the Gallery community.
  • Provides guidance to Chief Archivist on creating and implementing long-term audiovisual preservation and access strategies for Gallery time-based media assets.
  • Manages Gallery Archives audiovisual assets by developing and implementing standards for the following activities – preservation and storage, metadata and work flows for A/V materials, access and conversion or digitization work of media that is necessary for preservation and access.
  • Serves as liaison with Gallery offices creating or managing time-based media, and performs all steps for receiving and preserving them in Gallery Archives.
  • Appraises A/V media records for permanent evidential or informational values.

Travel Required: Not requiredSupervisory status: No; Promotion Potential: 12

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