ELECTRONICS SPECIALIST - CONTRIBUTING (TIME-LIMITED POSITION):
Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library
Working Title: Audio Recording Engineer
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Position Number: 61011
Pay Band Range: $30,888 - $69,436
HIRING RANGE: $30,888 - $31,591
Closing Date: August 24, 2012
The selected candidate must have experience in audio engineering work. This person must have the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented setting and be able to communicate effectively. The Audio Recording Engineer must have a working knowledge of Digital Audio Workstations, audio playback equipment, and Excel and Word processing applications and demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.
Description of Duties
The Southern Folklife Collection of Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill seeks a qualified audio engineer to assist with archival restoration and re-recording of deteriorating sound recordings of traditional music and oral history from the Southern United States. Under the direction of the Department's Curator, the audio engineer will be responsible for the restoration of sound recordings, the playback and transfer of source recordings, the technical documentation of transfer processes, and the installation, set-up and maintenance of studio equipment. This is a time-limited position funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Minimum Education and Experience
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
: Associate's degree in electronics; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
: Formal training in audio engineering or equivalent experience, knowledge of electronic circuitry and ability to read wiring diagrams. Ability to install, interface, maintain, and trouble-shoot audio equipment highly desirable. B.A. in a technical field or in the humanities preferred. Experience working with sound recordings in an archival setting, and knowledge of specialized equipment used for preservation work including open reel tape decks, turntables, photographic styli, restoration pre-amps, equalization and filtering devices, disc and tape cleaning equipment, etc. preferred. Knowledge of historic audio formats such as acetate, aluminum, and glass-based discs and acetate-based magnetic tape and knowledge of the processes by which these formats deteriorate over time. Knowledge of the recommended practices and guidelines for archival restoration and transfer of sound recordings, including proper level setting, selection of appropriate styli, appropriate filtering, etc. Experience working with field and/or home recording as well as experience working with deteriorating audio media strongly preferred.
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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