Audio Archive Intern, Autry Museum of the American West

By IS Lab April 1, 2021

Autry Museum of the American West

Under the guidance of Autry archivists, and with leadership from the Autry’s Associate Director of Programs and Research, the Autry Museum Audio Archives Intern will work with digital sound recordings to provide descriptive metadata, conduct rights management research, and generate content to be shared on the Autrys social media platforms as part of the Autrys initiative to broaden online availability of interpretive programming for researchers and public access.

This internship will concentrate on 50 film introductions from guest speakers recorded from 2014 to 2019 as part of the series What Is a Western?, which explores the wide range of movies that can be considered a Western and how the genre has impacted perceptions of the region.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creates metadata and descriptions using a standardized fielded data structure
  • Research rights and permissions for each recording
  • Compile assets related to original live public event (images and promotional material)
  • Draft blog articles related to project
  • Annotate recordings with potential edits for publicly released version

Job Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited MLIS program or other Masters program
  • Familiarity with archival description
  • Familiarity with collection management systems and metadata structures
  • Basic understanding of database concepts
  • Demonstrated capability with personal computers and software
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiarity with basic principles of sound file editing, highly preferred.

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