Audio Visual Materials Archivist/Editor - FULL-TIME (Arichives Department)
Become a part of the exciting growth at Graceland!
Since opening to the public in 1982, Elvis Presley's Graceland has hosted over 20 million visitors from every state in the union and nearly every country of the world. Graceland welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year, is one of the five most visited home tours in the United States, and is the most famous home in America after The White House.
In 1991, Graceland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.
Graceland visitors come from all walks of life, all ages, all musical tastes, all income levels, all educational backgrounds, and all parts of the world.
Our employees are ambassadors to Memphis and work hard to ensure all of our guests are treated with the same southern hospitality that Elvis Presley was known for.
JOB TITLE: Audio-Visual Materials Content Archivist/Editor
This is a full-time position reports directly to the Vice President of Archives and Exhibits and is located in the Archives Department; having working hours of Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to include holidays, some weekends, and overtime as required. This position is an integral part of the Archive and Marketing teams with a key focus on cataloging and preservation of the Estate’s audio/video collection and generating new audio/video content. This position will edit video and audio materials via an onsite editing suite. This is a promotional opportunity. Benefits may be offered after successful completion of a sixty (60) day introductory period. This is an internal/external recruitment.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop content to be used by the company as a whole for the promotion and sale of EPE, Graceland and its exhibitions. • Edit and creatively develop AV elements to be used in exhibitions, ticketed event and productions, concerts and shows and other projects as determined by the company. • Work with outside vendors on a needed base to complete projects included but not limited to documentary crews, news and marketing agencies and our licensees of EPE. • Film, Edit, have creative input on projects for both internal and external use. • Create a complete catalogue of the estate’s audio-visual collection, including but not limited to organizing, numbering, duplicating, scanning, describing, cataloguing, analyzing, and entering information into a computerized system; • Create and maintain accessible, retrievable computer archives and databases, incorporating current advances in electric information storage technology • Ensure the long-term preservation and easy retrieval of the collection; create, organize and maintain orderly physical storage of the collection; • Follow preventative preservation policies and procedures currently in place; • Create, edit, produce HD/SD video and motion graphics for video press releases and other media/promotional strategies, website/social networking sites content and other marketing initiatives • Create, edit, produce HD/SD video and motion graphics for exhibit , retail spaces and multimedia intensive live event; create, edit, produce HD/SD video and motion graphics for proprietary digital signage, closed circuit TV network and other on-site signage. • Develop sales materials with support from EPE’s in-house graphic design team and or outside vendors as required. • Assist with event productions including but not limited to on-site and off-site Elvis week and other events. • Identify and work with vendors in the production and postproduction process when needed on internal and external projects; • Research and identify new archival materials possibly available for use and or acquisition • Research and recommend new production and post production equipment and software as needed • Develop audio/visual content for outside vendors use. • Develop content to be used at concerts, special events and other EPE licensed events. • Create/Edit/Produce Elvis themed audio-visual components for DVD projects for sale. • Attend/Organize meetings to understand company and project goals in developing creative content for multi platforms both for internal and external use. • Stay current in music, pop culture and social media to generate innovative ideas • Deliver final content to the all platforms as determined by project lead to include but not limited to on-air/social/digital platforms • Take creative direction and input from managers but also work independently • Open caption all video elements used for exhibitions. • Assist with Archives long term planning, conservation goals and preservation needs as it pertains to the AV collection. • Assist the appropriate staff in having access to the archives AV collection as required. • Participate in staff meetings and planning sessions to determine overall goals and objectives of department. • other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are essential. Must have high school diploma or equivalent; College degree in related field preferred; background in museum studies or artifact related field helpful; 3 years experience working in video editing with key knowledge of the newest doftware and editing techniques; knowledge of professional museum principles, practices and procedures related to collecitons and preservations of archival audio/visual footage; denomstrated experience in handling fragile matierial; organizational skills; creativity; storage and conservation knowledge is preferred; must be extremely meticulous and detail oriented; must be knowledgable of current field standards and practices; excellent computer skills as well as being familiar with database entry; ability to make good judgement decisions; ability to work in a confidential area; must be objective; ability to cope with a heavy workload and varying hours and days resulting in deadlines; experience in operation of film handling; interpersonal skills; ability to work with sensitive issues and objects and maintain confidentiality; ability to be flexible and adaptable to all types of situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to stoop, reach and stand for long periods of time; ability to work in a confined area; a good clear speaking voice is essential in order to communicate and work as a team; the ability to see details accurately; ability to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Ability to work in areas that may be confined areas with limited space and no windows.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Work flexible hours and overtime as required.
APPLICATION PROCESS: An application and/or resume should be turned in to Human Resources. This position will remain open until filled.
- Pay Type Hourly
- 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, USA