Learning Matters is seeking an Archival Project Manager for our New York office. We need a librarian, archivist, or experienced digital media specialist for a 2-part project.  Phase one is a needs assessment.  The ultimate goal is a fully searchable, digitized collection of interviews and b-roll of 90,000 hours of video about American education.

About the project:

Learning Matters has been reporting about education for PBS since 1995. We have received funding to make the thousands of hours of footage we’ve amassed during this time into a functional, searchable video archive.

Phase one:
-Assessing our archive of approximately 90,000 hours of video to determine the scope of the digitizing challenge;
-Reliably estimating the costs of digitizing various tape formats (1”, beta, 3/4, etc) to best format;
-Estimating the cost of making the b-roll material searchable by name, location, date, subjects covered, associated story and type of shots;
-Determining which interviews already have transcripts in digital form;
-Estimating the costs of creating transcripts of the remaining interviews;
-Creating an overall budget for the full project, including an estimate of the time it will take to deliver a fully searchable archive.

Phase two: (a separate contract)
-Accomplishing all of the above, which will entail supervision of employees and working with the university or universities that house the collection.

Skills Required:
-Organized, self-directed and self-sufficient
-Experienced in archiving
-Familiar with all modes of recorded material, as source material varies
-Fluent in Final Cut, Avid, other digital editing systems

Please provide examples of similar archival projects and be prepared to explain your role in accomplishing them.  References will be required.

This is an independent contract position. Compensation will be based on experience.

Please apply to jobs@learningmatters.tv