Marian Wright Edelman (l) and Henry Hampton (r) during the filming of Edelman’s 1988 interview for Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads (1965-1985) Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive:

Audiovisual Preservation Project Manager


Audiovisual Preservation Project Manager (full-time)


Fort Washington, PA USA

Application Date

December 31, 2023

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The Project Manager is a key team member, responsible for managing a portfolio of projects which includes planning, coordination, and implementation of each project within the scope of client-driven budgets, timelines, and quality expectations. They also effectively monitor and present project updates to relevant stakeholders, clients, or project team members.

As our project managers are the primary point of contact between George Blood LP and the institutions we interact with, the ideal candidate brings excellent people skills combined with audiovisual and project management experience. This position offers the right candidate a unique opportunity to be immersed in a resource-rich environment at a fast-growing company.


  • Communicate with client through life of project to manage client expectations, provide updates and provide superior customer service
  • Manage preservation projects from inception to completion; work directly with upper management
  • Create and review proposals contracts, and Statements of Work to understand the scope and budget for implementation
  • Adhere to internal production plans with timelines and milestones for production teams
  • Monitor project deliverables, including shipments, metadata, and quality control for timely completion
  • Update relevant stakeholders and team members on project progress
  • Monitor progress against project budget and create invoices
  • Collaborate with the multiple departments responsible for project execution
  • Coach and support colleagues as needed to foster ongoing project progression
  • Proactively address potential obstacles to keep projects on track

Education and Skills

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science preferred, or comparable work experience
  • 1-2 years experience in archives and digitization preferred, preferably including skills such as:
    • Knowledge of audio and video digital file formats and their application
    • Understanding of the file delivery, processing, and storage workflows common in media production environments and digital preservation
    • Experience with metadata, spreadsheets, and data cleanup
  • Experience handling client relationships, such as working with customers or researchers
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to handle a high volume, process- and deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • A desire to learn and grow on the job – training in audiovisual preservation provided!


  • $52,000 salary, or more, commensurate with experience
  • One day a week can be allotted to working from home, if desired.
  • Professional development encouraged and conference attendance (one per year) sponsored by company
  • Eligible for company’s benefits package, including company-sponsored medical insurance (Independence Blue Cross); voluntary SIMPLE-IRA contributions with matching; and 15 days PTO, as well as company holidays.

How to Apply

  • Email with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Please use the subject line “Your Name – Project Manager”.