Audiovisual Digitization Archivist

Hagley is seeking a full-time Audiovisual Digitization Archivist to support the library’s effort to organize, digitize, and preserve its growing collection of film, video, and audio. The position works under the supervision of the Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections in the Hagley Library. It is a two-year grant-funded position with the possibility of extension.
Specific Duties:

•    Digitize film and video per in-house and industry standards; prepare collection level and item level metadata (MODS and EAD); ingest access copies to Hagley’s online digital archives (; and assist with the management of digital preservation copies  

•    Processing film, audio, and video collections to produce EAD finding aids per professional and local practices and procedures.

•    Inspect and prepare analog media for digitization including re-housing, cleaning, and repairing film. 

•    Process, describe, and preserve native digital motion picture and audio formats

•    Create and maintain documentation related to all procedures and workflows related to motion picture and audio processing and digitization.

•    Identify and create content for Hagley’s collection newsletter and various social media channels.


•    Ability to work and solve problems independently; communicate and work effectively with colleagues, and contribute to a positive environment. 

•    Experience working with historic media especially film and video collections.

•    Experience working with analog audio and video equipment.

•    Experience independently managing complex projects.

•    Working knowledge and/or understanding of motion picture and audio digitization standards and practice.

•    Working knowledge and/or understanding of managing native digital media formats.

•    Working knowledge and/or understanding of archival processing standards.

•    Understanding of intellectual property issues related to historic motion picture and audio content.

•    Master’s degree in information science - OR - a graduate degree in field relevant to historical research, media production and/or archives and preservation - OR - equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications: 

•    Experience with any of the following hardware/software: Lasergraphics Scanstation, EVS/OpenCube, Islandora, Drupal, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop. Microsoft Office, and Google Docs.

•    Experience with any of these data management standards and tools: EAD, MODS, DACS, XML, DRUSH, MARC, Archivist’s Toolkit, Archivesspace, FFMPEG, LCSH, and DCRM.

•    Experience using command line interfaces in Windows and LINUX operating systems.

•    Familiarity with automatic and visual A/V evaluation tools, such as QCTools and MediaInfo.

Resume and cover letter listing at least two references should be sent to:

Hagley Museum and Library
Kyle Montgomery, Manager, Personnel Support Services
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018, and preliminary phone interviews with qualified candidates will follow. The job will remain open until filled.