StoryCorps Full-Time Position

Dr. Wosh:

StoryCorps is currently recruiting a Historias Archive Coordinator. Please share the following job description with your contacts.

Thank you,

Human Resources

StoryCorps

Historias Archive Coordinator, StoryCorps
Department: Recording and Archive
Reports to: Manager, Recording and Archive
Status: Full-time Temporary, Exempt

Position Overview

The Historias Archive Coordinator will assist in the archiving of interview materials collected through StoryCorps’ Historias Initiative, an initiative to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos across the United States. Key responsibilities of the Historias Archive Coordinator will include overseeing the processing of Spanish language interviews, ensuring that appropriate metadata in both English and Spanish is captured, and serving as a liaison between the Recording and Archive Department and the Historias Initiative team.

The Historias Archive Coordinator reports to the Manager, Recording and Archive, and will assist in the supervision of Recording & Archive interns (2 – 3) and volunteers (varies). This is a full-time, temporary position, with a projected start date of November 1, 2009 and a projected end date of August 31, 2010.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Coordinate formation of community archive partnerships with organizations across the country; carryout assembly and delivery of materials
Perform quality assurance checks on Spanish language archive materials
Work closely with the Archive team on other projects, including the development of a new archive database and other general department tasks
Assist with translation of interview materials and organizational forms
Support the collection of Historias Initiative StoryKit interviews through preparation of recording equipment and processing of interview materials
Assist in the supervision of Recording & Archive interns and volunteers
Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications

Bilingual (English/Spanish) – required
Previous experience working with digital media archives required
MLIS degree preferred
Experience working with sound recording equipment and digital audio a plus
Experience working on Mac OS and proficiency in FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word, and Excel is required
Demonstrated ability to function exceptionally in a rapidly growing and fast-paced work environment, and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
Ability to work independently as well as part of team
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to employment@storycorps.org and include your last name and “Historias Archive Coordinator” in the subject line. Include both documents as attachments entitled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past. No calls please.

Historias Archive Coordinator, StoryCorps
Department: Recording and Archive
Reports to: Manager, Recording and Archive
Status: Full-time Temporary, Exempt

Position Overview

The Historias Archive Coordinator will assist in the archiving of interview materials collected through StoryCorps’ Historias Initiative, an initiative to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos across the United States. Key responsibilities of the Historias Archive Coordinator will include overseeing the processing of Spanish language interviews, ensuring that appropriate metadata in both English and Spanish is captured, and serving as a liaison between the Recording and Archive Department and the Historias Initiative team.

The Historias Archive Coordinator reports to the Manager, Recording and Archive, and will assist in the supervision of Recording & Archive interns (2 – 3) and volunteers (varies). This is a full-time, temporary position, with a projected start date of November 1, 2009 and a projected end date of August 31, 2010.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Coordinate formation of community archive partnerships with organizations across the country; carryout assembly and delivery of materials
Perform quality assurance checks on Spanish language archive materials
Work closely with the Archive team on other projects, including the development of a new archive database and other general department tasks
Assist with translation of interview materials and organizational forms
Support the collection of Historias Initiative StoryKit interviews through preparation of recording equipment and processing of interview materials
Assist in the supervision of Recording & Archive interns and volunteers
Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications

Bilingual (English/Spanish) with strong Spanish writing skills – required
Previous experience working with digital media archives required
MLIS degree preferred
Experience working with sound recording equipment and digital audio a plus
Experience working on Mac OS and proficiency in FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word, and Excel is required
Demonstrated ability to function exceptionally in a rapidly growing and fast-paced work environment, and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
Ability to work independently as well as part of team
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to employment@storycorps.org and include your last name and “Historias Archive Coordinator” in the subject line. Include both documents as attachments entitled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past. No calls please.


Alexis Creer
HR Coordinator
acreer@storycorps.org
(646) 723-7020 ex. 25

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Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
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