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Project Manager, Media Library and Archives, WGBH, Boston MA

The American Archive (AA) initiative is a partnership between WGBH and the Library of Congress (LOC) foremost, to preserve and make accessible, as much as possible, the legacy and archives of public media across America. Public Media is defined as content (TV and radio broadcasts) produced by stations, individuals and, producers for the American public, often funded by federal money. The AA initiative will maintain and preserve the 40,000 hours of digital Public Media materials and the 2.5 million inventory records that were funded by CPB through prior American Archive grant projects. The first 2 years of this project will be to oversee the completion of the digitizing project being performed by an outside digitization vendor and the development of the Asset Management System (AMS) that is being performed by another outside technology vendor, as well as managing all project deliverables to the LOC and WGBH. In addition, the Project Manager will be selecting 5,000 hours of digital files to be delivered to the outside digitization vendor, and working closely with stations to make sure that delivery is made on a timely basis. 

It will include the migration of the digital preservation files from the digitization vendor to the LOC and the migration of the AMS system, data and the proxy files to WGBH. For WGBH, the Project Manager will oversee this migration and manage the transfer of the system and proxy files, making sure WGBH is ready to accept the website and able to serve the proxies to the stations. 

During this 2 year CPB funded grant period, the Project Manager would: 
1) begin outreach to stations to get a sense of how we might make the proxies accessible to the public, 2) encourage the stations to continue to enhance their archiving activities, 
3) begin to strategize on a fundraising plan to sustain the archive, 
4) begin to develop an AA advisory group, and 
5) work closely with the LOC to assure the long term sustaining and governance of the AA is achievable, and 
6) include the continued development of PBCore (the metadata standard/dictionary developed for public media). This will include outreach to the PBCore community in order to strategize new direction, development and to coordinate changes across the community.


2-5 years work experience in a media archive or similar setting. College degree required. MLS degree preferred or equivalent experience.

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