Job: Media Technician

Title Media Technician
Salary 053
Location Cambridge, MA
Job Information

Media Technician

Harvard Library

43099BR

Job Code

402031 Media Technician IV

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the lead engineer, the incumbent processes the archival transfer of rare and unique video resources and is responsible for routine digitization of materials requested for study and teaching by faculty and students. The incumbent will be required to meet project deadlines for all work. This is a part-time, 21 hour per week, position. Schedule is flexible between the hours of 9-5.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Performs archival transfer of rare and unique video resources.
  • Performs routine digitization of materials requested for study and teaching by faculty and students.
  • Collects detailed and accurate metadata.
  • Trouble-shooting and performs basic maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Contributes to quality control of the products of the unit.
  • Provides feedback on work processes and equipment functioning.

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Familiarity with analog and digital video equipment including digital video workstations, signal processing software and hardware and analog reproducers for tape and disc based resources.
  • Video editing experience with NLE (non-linear editing) software required.
  • Video capture and digitization experience required.
  • Computer based color correction experience preferred.

Additional Qualifications

  • BA preferred. 
  • The incumbent must have the ability to perform detailed work meticulously; to work productively with minimal supervision; to schedule and prioritize work so as to meet stated deadlines; and to work collegially and communicatively with a small and dedicated work group.

Additional Information

Work Environment:

  • The work associated with this position is performed in a video transfer studio.


At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University’s mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members.  Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world’s most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.

A global leader, the Harvard Library is a pre-eminent research library that acquires, disseminates, and preserves knowledge. Harvard’s Library holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding inventories of digital resources. It is the work of the Harvard Library to provide the University’s faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with comprehensive access over time to all of these materials.

Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard .

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

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