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Education & Experience:


Bachelor's degree in a related field, or, demonstrated training in audio engineering and at least five years of relevant experience in an audiovisual archive, library, or similar organization or a combination of education and relevant experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of digital and analog audio formats and elements, including the ability to identify recording characteristics
  • Familiarity with sound recording and digital preservation issues and standards
  • Advanced technical experience using digital media equipment, video creation, editing software, and/or digital media control software.
  • Strong knowledge in production techniques including videography, compression and file delivery and other production formats.
  • Broad knowledge of all aspects of broadcast quality productions, including field and studio camera, lighting, sound and editing.
  • Understanding of online audio environment and online distribution.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform repairs on a wide variety of audio and computer equipment.
  • Ability to adapt equipment setup and provide alternative setup or workarounds if necessary.
  • Ability to manage a variety of simultaneous projects within tight deadlines, excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, mature judgment, and diplomacy required to interact effectively with and provide customer service to a broad audience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • May require experience planning, coordinating, and executing archival digitization projects.


Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities May Include:


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with use of command-line tools
  • Background in music performance or composition
  • Experience with stylus selection and working with cylinders and transcription discs
  • Understanding of physical and material structure of media materials as it pertains to digital reformatting processes
  • Understanding of proper handling of rare and fragile library and special collection materials of all types and formats
  • Understanding of digital imaging and media reformatting quality standards and their implementation in production environments




  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach/work above shoulders.
  • Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat.
  • Visual acuity including color vision.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.


* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.





  • Occasional work on weekends, evenings, holidays, and flexible shifts.
  • May have exposure to high voltage electricity, noise > 80dB TWA, confined spaces, and working at heights above 10 feet.
  • Work on-site in Stanford Libraries facilities located in Redwood City, California.





  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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