Now Hiring: SCHEP Photo and Video Archival Assistant
Deadline to apply is Sunday, June 14, 2020.
As a multi-faceted, country-wide project that has been operating since 2014, USAID SCHEP has an extensive collection of visual resources documenting its work on the development of archaeological sites, tourism development, capacity building programs, and awareness activities, all with an emphasis on community engagement. This collection, in SCHEP’s view, can and should be shared with the public to help enhance the preservation and sharing of Jordan’s cultural heritage. SCHEP believes that sharing its model through a visual repository could be of immense benefit to students, scholars and the general public who have an interest in such topics. SCHEP will launch a pilot phase of this archival project in June 2020, to continue until December 2020 and cover certain images from the first four years of the SCHEP project (2014–2018). Subsequent phases will likely seek to incorporate the SCHEP video collections into the archive.
The SCHEP Photo and Video Archival Assistant will work in conjunction with the SCHEP Photo Archivist, the SCHEP Communications team, and the ACOR Archivist, as part of the SCHEP Archive Content team. This team will set targets and outline deliverables for the project. The SCHEP Photo and Video Archival Assistant will work with the SCHEP Photo Archivist and the ACOR Archivist to learn about techniques for photo editing, organization, archiving, and metadata production. The SCHEP Photo and Video Archival Assistant will report to the SCHEP Photo Archivist. The position is full-time, 40 hours/5 days per week, for a term of June–December 2020, inclusive.
- Education: A master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Management, Translation, History, Communications, Film Studies, or another related degree program; or demonstrated equivalent work experience.
- Experience with English-Arabic translation and carrying out independent research.
- Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Lightroom, Premier, Bridge), collaborative working tools (e.g., Google Drive, OneDrive) and MS Office programs.
- Hands-on experience with editing software, such as After Effects.
- Experience editing video projects, including inserting sound effects, music, and transitions.
- Ability to manage and oversee all technical aspects of video recording and editing.
- Creativity and a passionate interest in photography and video editing.
- Knowledge and a good understanding of motion graphics is preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Fluency in Arabic and English is required.
To apply, please send a letter of interest as a PDF, names and contact information for two references, and current CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. This position will be filled as soon as the selected candidate accepts. This is a full-time position (1.0 FTE; 40 hours per week). Physical presence in Amman, Jordan, is required. Travel expenses are not covered. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
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