Job posting (project): Video Asset Specialist, Rotary International (Evanston)

19 Jul 2017 12:16 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

Video Asset Specialist, Heritage Communications Rotary International

Rotary International is undertaking a project to organize and manage its born-digital video assets for preservation and access. Preserving these assets is of increasing importance given the risk of losing content due to inconsistent storage and backup. The video backlog project will address born-digital media created from approximately 2004-2016, creating a comprehensive inventory of assets and ensuring centralized organization, preservation, and access.

We are looking for qualified applicants for a Video Asset Specialist to work on this project. This temporary position is available immediately at a rate of $20/hour.

The Video Asset Specialist will work with a range of file types, including video and audio formats, creating preservation and access files. The position entails creating an inventory of our backlog of video assets, following a predetermined workflow process that involves digital file organization, implementation of naming standards, and file quality assurance.

The Heritage Communications group educates and inspires our audiences by activating Rotary's heritage assets to tell the story of its past, present, and future; serves as an informational resource for Rotary members and staff; and preserves Rotary’s history and legacy by building and maintaining an archives that is used to tell Rotary’s story now and in the future.

Under supervision of Heritage Communications team and in collaboration with the Visual Media team, the Video Asset Specialist will:

  • ·         Create and clean up inventory lists
  • ·         Find and organize born-digital video assets per established workflow
  • ·         Create preservation and access files where needed
  • ·         QC file quality
  • ·         Delete duplication
  • ·         Centralize production documents, including contracts and model releases


·         BA/BS or MA (preferred) in library and information science, multimedia arts, or related field; or equivalent experience in archives, digital asset management, or multimedia arts-related disciplines.

  • ·         Experience with video archives strongly preferred, especially with born-digital assets
  • ·         Knowledge of video and audio file types and codecs; and related preservation challenges
  • ·         Experience with video production software preferred (Premiere, Final Cut Pro, EditReady/Renamer, and similar)
  • ·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • ·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • ·         Ability to work quickly and efficiently and to meet project goals and deadlines.


  • ·         3-5 days/week through 31 December 2017. 5 days/week preferred but not required. Possibility for extension beyond 31 December dependent on budget approval.
  • ·         Candidate should be available for consistent schedule between hours of 8:30 and 5:30 M-F, excluding Rotary world headquarters holiday/closings.
  • ·         All work is performed at Rotary world headquarters, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, Illinois, 60201. 

Application deadline is Sunday, 30 July 2017. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Victoria Malone, Archives Specialist, 

© Chicago Area Archivists
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software