Posted On: September 27, 2021
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization:Queens Public Library
Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Our mission is to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of serving the most diverse county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 66 locations.
The Part-Time Queens Memory Curator is responsible for coordinating outreach to the public about the library’s digitized archival collections. An emphasis is placed on sound and video recordings via curated work products such as podcast episodes, exhibitions, public programs, social media feeds, and publications.
This position is responsible for leading the production of the Queens Memory podcast. Edits audio and video archival content for popular publication and research access. The Part-Time Queens Memory Curator is responsible for audio/visual editing, file migration, transcriptions, and metadata normalization activities. This position will contribute to cataloging activities including the creation of VRA Core and MARC records for archival materials (oral histories, photographs, maps, manuscripts, musical scores, etc.) and collection-level EAD records. Fulfills research requests for archival content needed for internal and external projects. Conducts quality control reviews on edited audio/visual content. Trains staff, volunteers, and interns as needed on creating digital archives projects using editorial techniques and software. Maintains up-to-date expertise in the rapidly changing digital archives and communications and outreach practices for cultural heritage collections, taking a lead on behalf of the library to bring new developments and standards into the library’s practices.
Please send your resume and cover letter to QueensMemory@queenslibrary.org and reference “Queens Memory Curator – PART-TIME” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.