Positions now open include Metadata Operations Specialist,
Media Historian and Curator, and Acquisitions and Rights Coordinator.
Three new positions at GBH, working on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, are now open for applicants, thanks to our recent Mellon Foundation grant! Brief job descriptions are below, with full information on responsibilities, skills, and application requirements available at the links provided. Please share these positions with qualified applicants!
Metadata Operations Specialist
Under the direction of the Associate Director/AAPB Project Manager, the Metadata Specialist will be responsible for designing, testing, deploying, evaluating and refining tools, processes, guidelines, workflows, and presentation and use of human-generated metadata as well as for metadata generated through CLAMS (Computational Linguistics Applications for Multimedia Services) for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.
Since 2019, GBH has collaborated with the Brandeis Lab for Linguistics and Computation to develop CLAMS. The platform integrates open-sources machine learning tools and algorithms in support of programmatic capture of metadata from audiovisual files, such as speech-to-text transcripts, identification of bars and tone, text on screen (slates, credits, lower thirds), and named entities.
For more information on responsibilities, skills, and requirements and to apply for the Metadata Operations Specialist position, click here!
Media Historian and Curator
Under the direction of the Associate Director/AAPB Project Manager, the Media Historian and Curator will be responsible for conducting a nationwide survey to identify and prioritize significant public media programs and original materials for potential digital preservation. Gathered via communications with public media stations and producers, research using databases, journals, newspapers, program files, etc., the Media Historian and Curator will compile an inventory of at-risk, historically significant materials, including those created by or documenting communities, people, places and perspectives that have been historically marginalized or underrepresented, that are in need of digitization and preservation via the AAPB. As materials are digitized, the Media Historian and Curator will also curate Special Collections and potentially online exhibits in collaboration with AAPB staff at GBH and the Library of Congress and potentially coordinate presentations and present at appropriate conferences targeting scholars, educators, and archivists.
For more information on responsibilities, skills, and requirements and to apply for the Media Historian and Curator position, click here!
Acquisitions and Rights Coordinator
Under the direction of the Associate Director/AAPB Project Manager at GBH, the Acquisitions and Rights Coordinator will work primarily on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) initiative with the GBH Archives. Working closely with lawyers in Legal and Business Affairs and AAPB Project Staff, they will be responsible for coordinating Deeds of Gift from negotiation through execution and will utilize AAPB’s Access Policies to make initial determinations about what digitized content can be made available in the AAPB’s Online Reading Room, including obtaining additional permissions when necessary.
For more information on responsibilities, skills, and requirements and to apply for the Acquisitions and Rights Coordinator position, click here!