Audiovisual Digitisation Officer
Division/School Faculty of Arts
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £26,243 per annum pro rata
Closing date for applications 09-Jun-2019
Fixed-term 19 months; £26,243 per annum (plus annual increment)
The University of Bristol Theatre Collection and Special Collections are looking to recruit an Audiovisual Digitisation Officer to work across two Welcome-funded projects: ‘Challenging Archives: Delivering research access, public engagement and the curatorial care of the Franko B archive’ within the Theatre Collection, and ‘Making Wildfilm History’ within Special Collections. Working closely with the project archivists, the post-holder will carry out the migration of audio-visual content from both collections held in a variety of analogue and digital formats, primarily on magnetic tape and optical disc, in order that content can be preserved in line with current archival standards and made widely accessible.
The extraordinary archive of artist Franko B, internationally acclaimed for his intense body-based performances, forms part of the Live Art Archives held at the Theatre Collection. A two year project to catalogue, conserve and make accessible this archive (mostly relating to his performance works) began in the summer of 2018. Beginning this summer, the Wildfilm History Project will catalogue, conserve and make available a rich, diverse and important collection of wildlife filmmaking materials which document the changing cultural context of wildlife film making and how it has shaped our historical, social and cultural understanding of the natural world.
The post requires excellent knowledge of digitisation standards for the preservation of audiovisual material and significant practical experience of migrating audiovisual content from external hardware to new digital formats. (Please note that some people may find some of the audiovisual content in the collections upsetting or challenging.)
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