Motion Picture Preservation Technicians (two positions)- National Archives- College Park, MD

• Open & closing dates
12/12/2017 to 12/27/2017

• Salary
$44,941 to $58,428 per year

• Pay scale & grade
GS 7

• Work schedule

• Appointment type

2 vacancies in the following location:
• College Park, MD

Relocation expenses reimbursed

This job is open to
• U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

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This position is part of the Motion Picture Lab, National Archives and Records Administration. As a Motion Picture Preservation Technician, you will perform duties associated with preserving motion pictures, film inspection, digitizing original archival motion picture holdings, managing digital surrogates and derivatives, creating technical and administrative metadata, and producing physical media copies.

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government – more than 10 billion of them.

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As a Motion Picture Preservation Technician, typical work assignments include:
o Inspecting incoming and permanent motion picture holdings, related to long-term motion preservation and digitization projects.
o Performing film scanning, processing and trans-coding ofn audio and video files.
o Working with a wide range of motion picture records, such as nitrate, acetate, polyester, black-and-white and original and duplicate negatives.
o Creating administrative and technical metadata to document the digitization process.
o Operating various equipment for the purpose of repair and/or motion picture conservation, such as scanners, audio/video digitization systems, and color/correction editing software.
o Using customer service skills to interact with a wide range of NARA personnel (e.g., archivists, managers and specialists).

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

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