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Audiovisual Technician (MCG/AVT2)

Date Posted
11th October 2017
Media & Corporate Communications
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Technical Processes Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for the preservation and conservation of the microfilm and audio collections.

Job Description

Key Outputs 

  • Material microfilmed. 
  • Labels  affixed 
  • Microfilms duplicated. 
  • Microfilms digitized. 
  • Microfilms processed. 
  • Client requests satisfied 
  • Microfilms filed. 
  • Audio recordings transferred. 
  • Audio recordings edited. 
  • Off-air broadcasts recorded. 
  • Documentation prepared and maintained. 
  • Environmental conditions monitored. 
  • Technical metadata assigned. 
  • Reports prepared. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Collates materials to be microfilmed: 
  • Ensures correct pagination. 
  • Checks contents of materials to ensure items are in correct order. 
  • Record missing pages or folios. 
  • Microfilms materials from the print collection 
  • Prepare labels for microfilming to ensure easy identification such as title, name of collection, location, date of filming, etc. 
  • Digitizes damaged and deteriorating microfilms. 
  • Processes and duplicates16/35mm microfilms. 
  • Maintain inventory of supplies 
  • Provides microfilm scans on request. 
  • Assists with routine maintenance of microfilm equipment Files microfilms Assists members of staff and the public in the use of microfilm readers 
  • Prepares audio material for digitization. 
  • Conducts the transfer of audio material to digital format 
  • Assists with recording off-air radio broadcasts. 
  • Documents technical metadata for preservation and access to audio visual resources. 
  • Adheres to conservation practices by demonstrating at all times safe handling of material. 
  • Adheres to digitization standards for audiovisual material. 
  • Keeps abreast of developments, trends and issues in areas of responsibility. 
  • Prepares monthly progress reports. 
  • Performs routine maintenance on audio visual equipment 
  • Assists with the installation and operation of the public address system for both NLJ and off-site functions. 

Performance Indicators 

  • Material collated for microfilming according to agreed standards 
  • Labels prepared according to agreed standards 
  • Material microfilmed according to agreed standards 
  • Material microfilmed vs target set 
  • Material duplicated according to agreed standards 
  • Microfilms duplicated vs target set 
  • Microfilms digitized according to agreed standards 
  • Audio recordings digitized vs target set 
  • Audio recordings digitized according to agreed standards 
  • Audio recordings edited vs target set 
  • Audio recordings edited according to agreed standards 
  • Off-air broadcasts recorded within specified time 
  • Off-air broadcasts recorded vs target set 
  • Environmental conditions monitored according to agreed standards 
  • Reports prepared within specified time 

Core Competencies

  • Oral Communication 
  • Written Communication 
  • Customer  & Quality Focus
  • Team Work & Cooperation

Functional Competencies

  • Preservation and Conservation
  • Data Management
  • Digital Resource Technology

Minimum education and experience

  • Five (5) passes at CSEC level or equivalent  including English Language 
  • One year related working experience 

Special conditions associated with the job

  • Exposure to acetate-based microfilm subject to deterioration leading to vinegar-syndrome. 
  • Exposure to chemicals when undertaking conservation work. 
  • Requires wearing protective gears when working with film. 

Salary scale $595,465 - $707,820 p.a.

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