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Title Manager of Audio Preservation Services
Salary Based on Experience
Location 100 Brickstone Sq. Andover, MA 01810
Job Information

NEDCC SEEKS MANAGER OF AUDIO PRESERVATION SERVICES

Background
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is in the process of expanding its digital audio preservation service for libraries, archives, and museums. This service will build upon NEDCC’s successful implementation of “IRENE,” the IMLS-funded optical scanning technology developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Library of Congress for digitizing grooved audio carriers. NEDCC is now investing in the additional facilities, equipment, and staffing to offer reformatting of audio content on magnetic and other obsolete media using more traditional approaches. NEDCC acknowledges the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for underwriting both the business planning for, and the implementation of, its full audio preservation service.
Position Summary
NEDCC is seeking an experienced audio preservation professional to lead its expanded Audio Preservation Services program. The new Manager of Audio Preservation Services will manage the day-to-day operations of the Audio Preservation Services department, which will use both the IRENE technology and traditional methods for digitally reformatting obsolete audio carriers, such as discs, cylinders, analog tapes, digital audio tapes, and unusual formats (e.g., tin foils, Dictabelts, etc.). NEDCC’s service will help fill a much-needed niche of providing 1:1 transfers with 100% quality control, particularly for those highly-valued collections that deserve a specialized (rather than high-throughput) workflow. Because NEDCC is a conservation center, its service will also place emphasis on the preservation of the carrier as well as its audio contents. In addition to digitization, NEDCC will offer collection- and item-level surveys, cleaning, treatment, and re-housing using vetted and transparent (i.e., non-proprietary) approaches.
Responsibilities
The Manager of Audio Preservation Services reports directly to the Executive Director, is a member of NEDCC’s senior management team, and is responsible for:
- maintaining NEDCC’s reputation for care in handling of client materials and rigorously following best practices for digital audio preservation;
- conferring with clients to evaluate their collections and develop appropriate specifications, workflows, and proposals for their projects;
- cultivating prospective clients;
- working closely with the heads of NEDCC’s conservation and digital imaging laboratories on joint projects;
- hiring, training and supervising a staff of audio specialists and engineers;
- setting and monitoring high standards for quality control and workflow;
- developing new services to meet the evolving needs of clients;
- continually upgrading equipment and software to provide the highest levels of quality and productivity; and
- staying abreast of emerging technology by attending and actively participating in conferences held by professional and related associations such as IASA, AES, and ARSC.
Qualifications
Applicants should have: 1) detailed knowledge of, and hands-on experience in, all aspects of digitally preserving audio collections; 2) strong communication skills in listening to clients’ needs and clearly articulating proposed specifications; 3) excellent relationship-building skills; 4) strong production, management and supervisory skills to lead the staff in achieving the highest quality results in strict accordance with the best practices for digital audio preservation; and 5) a solid educational and/or experiential foundation related to digital reformatting in general and audio preservation in specific.
It is anticipated that the Audio Preservation Services department will receive an increasingly steady amount of work from large to small institutions as well as private clients whose primary concerns are quality of deliverables and care in handling. The department is projected to grow to full capacity over a three- to five-year timeline and be able to accommodate projects of most sizes and any complexity. In addition to the services referenced above, the new manager will be expected to explore and develop other specialty services to meet the needs of the library, archives, and museum communities.
About NEDCC Founded in 1973, the Northeast Document Conservation Center is the first nonprofit conservation center to specialize in the conservation and reformatting of paper-based materials. NEDCC’s mission is to improve the preservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organization, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality services to institutions that lack in-house conservation and reformatting facilities, or those that seek specialized expertise; and to provide leadership in the preservation, conservation, and imaging fields. Its services include book, paper, and photograph conservation; digital reformatting; audio preservation; assessments and consultations; disaster assistance; and workshops and conferences. NEDCC is located in Andover, MA, twenty-five miles north of Boston. For more information, please visit www.nedcc.org.
Only persons with the legal right to work in the United States are eligible. Salary will be commensurate with experience. NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer. This position will remain open until filled.
Application Process To apply, please send resume, letter of intent, and names and contact information for three references in PDF format to: Bill Veillette, Executive Director, bveillette <at> nedcc <.>org.



Title Senior Recording Engineer
Salary $4495 Season + Stipend + Housing
Start Date 2016-06-13
End Date 2016-08-23
Location Aspen, CO
Job Information

Aspen Music Festival & School – Senior Engineer

Senior Engineers are members of the Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Center (ESARC) staff which also includes a Director of Audio Production, Chief Engineer, Head Media Engineer, Engineers, Assistant Engineers, and a Dub Room/Archive Manager. This team records most of the performances for the eight-week summer season as well as provides sound reinforcement for many Aspen Music Festival and School events. The ESARC Senior Engineers record a wide variety of performing ensembles encompassing symphonic orchestras, recitals, chamber ensembles, operas and choral groups, and new music ensembles, in a variety of venues including the Benedict Music Tent, Harris Concert Hall, Wheeler Opera House, Paepcke Auditorium. Services extend to occasional live radio broadcasts as well as audio and video internet webcasts.

Qualifications: Senior Engineers should have significant prior training and experience in recording classical music and/or providing sound reinforcement for a variety of music genres and/or editing and mastering classical music. Applicants should have a positive attitude, great attention to detail, strong organizational and communication skills, and be committed to a team effort throughout the course of the summer program.

Senior Engineers should have a degree in Audio Engineering plus 5 years of professional experience.  In lieu of a degree, 8 years of professional experience will be considered acceptable. He/she must have a positive attitude, great attention to detail, and strong organization and communication skills. Commitment to a team effort throughout the course of the summer program is essential.

Senior Engineers should be prepared to follow prescribed guidelines for recording and sound reinforcement set-ups and to provide additional leadership to assist in mentoring Engineers and Assistant Engineers.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States,* have the ability to lift boxes up to 50 lbs. and have a valid driver’s license.

Application Procedure: Along with completing the online application and uploading PDFs of your resume, references, and cover letter, applicants are to submit  a stereo recording of representative classical music, no longer than 20 minutes in length, and an accompanying recording report detailing the process.  (We prefer a variety of shorter excerpts of various ensembles.)  Send your audio examples via https://www.hightail.com/ or any other file sharing utility to ESARC@aspenmusic.org

Duration: approx. June 13-August 23, 2016

Compensation: $ 4,495 season stipend, plus housing.

Application Deadline: will remain open until filled

*The AMFS cannot sponsor Visa applications

 

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Title Head Media Engineer
Salary $875/Wk + Stipend + Housing
Start Date 2016-06-13
End Date 2016-08-23
Location Aspen, CO
Job Information

Aspen Music Festival & School – Head Media Engineer

The Head Media Engineer is a member of the Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Center (ESARC) staff which also includes a Director of Audio Production, Chief Audio Engineer, Senior Engineers, Engineers, Assistant Engineers, and a Dub Room/Archive Manager. This team records most of the performances for the eight-week summer season as well as provides sound reinforcement for many Aspen Music Festival and School events. The ESARC Head Media Engineer records, produces, and manages a wide variety of performing ensembles encompassing symphonic orchestras, recitals, chamber ensembles, operas and choral groups, and new music ensembles, in a variety of venues including the Benedict Music Tent, Harris Concert Hall, Wheeler Opera House, Paepcke Auditorium. Services extend to occasional live radio broadcasts as well as audio and video internet webcasts.  The Head Media Engineer works with the AMFS Broadcast Committee and our broadcast partners to manage approvals of concerts and the dissemination of approved performance material to the broadcast partners including Aspen Public Radio, Colorado Public Radio, American Public Media and other National radio broadcast stations.

Qualifications: The Head Media Engineer should have significant prior training and experience in recording classical music and/or providing sound reinforcement for a variety of music genres and/or editing and mastering classical music. Applicants should have a positive attitude, great attention to detail, strong organizational and communication skills, and be committed to a team effort throughout the course of the summer program.

The Head Media Engineers should have a degree in Audio Engineering plus 5 years of professional experience.  In lieu of a degree, 8 years of professional experience will be considered acceptable. He/she must have a positive attitude, great attention to detail, and strong organization and communication skills. Commitment to a team effort throughout the course of the summer program is essential.

Head Media Engineers should be prepared to follow prescribed guidelines for recording and sound reinforcement set-ups and to provide additional leadership to assist in mentoring Senior Engineers, Engineers and Assistant Engineers.  While many of the concerts will be recorded by the Head Media Engineer in the lead engineer position for an event, the Head Media Engineer will also be managing broadcast and non-broadcast recordings which are being recorded by Senior Engineers and Engineers and should be comfortable in management roles.  While a background in broadcast work is advisable, a working knowledge of integration of hardware codecs, interfacing with video teams and traditional formats of File Transfer Protocols (Hightail, FTP servers, Google Drive, One Drive, etc…) are necessary.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States,* have the ability to lift boxes up to 50 lbs. and have a valid driver’s license.

Application Procedure: Along with completing the online application and uploading PDFs of your resume, references, and cover letter, applicants are to submit  a stereo recording of representative classical music, no longer than 20 minutes in length, and an accompanying recording report detailing the process.  (We prefer a variety of shorter excerpts of various ensembles.)  Send your audio examples via https://www.hightail.com/ or any other file sharing utility to ESARC@aspenmusic.org

Duration: approx. June 13-August 23, 2016

Compensation: $875/week stipend, plus housing.

Application Deadline: will remain open until filled

*The AMFS cannot sponsor Visa applications

 

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Title On-Air Announcer/Board Operator
Location New Hampshire
Job Information

 New Hampshire Public Radio

On-air announcer/board operator

 

Responsibility and Objective: The On-air Announcer/Board Operator presents seamless, flawless execution of network programming, ensuring outstanding presentation to NHPR’s listeners. He or she operates the broadcast equipment; puts programming on the air; reads live announcements throughout the shift; writes, edits and reads newscasts each hour; produces voice-tracking for automated shifts; takes transmitter readings; and responds to non-routine and emergency situations. The On-air Announcer/Board Operator signs on to the operations and transmission log as the operator on duty and is bound by law to carry out the tasks and responsibilities set forth by the FCC. This is a part time position reporting to the Operations Manager.

New Hampshire Public Radio is an award-winning station that delivers news, information, analysis, arts and entertainment programming to more than 178,000 weekly listeners across the state and region. New Hampshire Public Radio’s mission is to help create a more informed public, one challenged and enriched by a deeper understanding and appreciation of state, national and worldwide events, ideas and culture.

Duties:

• Effectively operate board during assigned broadcast shifts and provide flawless execution of programming.

• Write, edit and deliver hourly newscasts.

• Deliver underwriting announcements, weather forecasts, forward promotion copy and other information essential to the listening audience live on the air.

• Monitor broadcast equipment and transmission for proper functioning and alert appropriate individuals when needed.

• Monitor Emergency Activation Alert system and deliver alerts as needed.

• Attend regular air-check sessions with Program Director to review and improve on-air performance.

• Participate in on-air fundraising and sponsorship activities as requested.

• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• Minimum of one year of experience operating a broadcast console and/or audio equipment at a Public or Commercial Radio Station in the last 5 years.

  • Good announcing skills and ability to correctly pronounce a variety of local and foreign words.
  • Excellent board operation skills and ability to deliver seamless presentation with national programming.

• Excellent writing and editing skills, good news judgment and the ability to edit newscast copy from a variety of outside sources.

• Demonstrated news judgment and clear understanding of journalistic ethics and practices.

• Strong attention to detail and the ability to remain poised and composed when problems arise.

• Demonstrated radio editing and production skills and some experience in producing and/or editing digital media.

• Proficient in broadcast automation systems, such as Audio Vault, News gathering software systems such as News Boss and digital editing software, such as Adobe Audition.

• Working knowledge of New Hampshire issues desirable.

• Knowledge of relevant FCC rules and regulations.

• B.A. in relevant field or equivalent experience.

Please apply through the job opportunities page of our website, nhpr.org, or through this link: http://nhpr.iapplicants.com/. Interested candidates should also email a short recent sample of on-air announcing work (MP3 file or link) to dcolgan@nhpr.org.



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