Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) Outreach Services department is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as the Digital Project Assistant for Our Streets, Our Stories oral history project. Our Streets, Our Stories is an ongoing oral history project that seeks to explore the Brooklyn that is and the Brooklyn that was, from the words of the community that lives here.
The Digital Project Assistant will utilize applicable analytical, assessment, archival, and creative skills, to support and develop the inclusive approach of BPL ongoing digital audio project. The project is part of a larger effort by BPL, to create a repository of discoverable recordings, and to preserve the value of all Brooklyn voices.
The Digital Project Assistant will be equipped with Zoom mobile recording equipment to reach patrons with stories across BPL 59 branches and locations, and offsite locations. Responsibilities included organizing branch-led audio events, recording interviews, digitizing and cataloging audio WAV and MP3 files, and creating metadata to describe the audio materials. Documentation and assessment will be conducted throughout the life of the project.
The Digital Project Assistant has a high impact on the success of Our Streets, Our Stories encouraging the public use of the DAM and reuse of assets.
This is a part-time position with a 19-hour work week at $20.00 per hour.