Technicians at work in the histology and haematology sections (Barbados, 1965). Photograph No R 654938 Official Barbados photograph. National Archives of the UK.

Audiovisual Preservation Project Manager


Audiovisual Preservation Project Manager (full-time)


Fort Washington, PA USA

Application Date

November 30, 2019

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  • Full-Time, Permanent, Immediate opening
  • Salary commensurate with experience – applications welcome from any professional level
  • Post will remain open until filled; will close as soon as filled

Our project managers are the way most institutions interact with our services. The ideal candidate has excellent people skills, enjoys working with librarians and archivists with a wide range of prior experience in A/V and data migration, finds fulfillment in meeting the varied needs of large and small projects, taking tasks to completion, working in a resource-rich environment with highly skilled staff, and adapting to fresh challenges every day – mixing multi-year projects with the rapid turnaround of patron requests and year-end money.


  • Manage audiovisual digitization projects over its entire life cycle
  • Coordinate with client on delivery, questions, and changes as they arise
  • Set up deliverables based on contract specifications in FileMaker Pro database
  • Review, map and ingest client-provided metadata
  • Monitor and resolve any shipment or metadata discrepancies and/or project specifications
  • Facilitate progress of project through production, Quality Control, and approval to ensure completion at every step of the way
  • Track progress against project budget or PO and create corresponding invoices
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings
  • Reports to the company President and the Audiovisual Preservation Manager

Education and Skills:

  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills required
  • Prior experience with A/V materials desired
  • Master’s degree in library or information science, or comparable work experience, desired
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions required
  • Time-management and stress-management skills required
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to coordinate with staff from all departments required
  • Ability to rapidly change between tasks and environments required
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Background in metadata and archival processing and/or cataloging preferred
  • Experience with FileMaker Pro preferred
  • Mac users preferred


  • Eligible for company’s benefits package, including company-sponsored medical insurance; voluntary SIMPLE-IRA contributions with matching, and PTO, as well as company holidays

Application Instructions Please send cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information via an e-mail attachment to James Anderson, Production Supervisor, at with the subject line: Audiovisual Preservation Project Manager – Your Full Name.