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    The position is located in the Concert Office, Music Division, Collections and Services Directorate in Library Services at the Library of Congress. The purpose of this position is to provide processing, recording, preservation and duplication services (including analog-to digital transfers) in support of concerts and other public programs in the Library.

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    The position reports to the Chief, Music Division. The Library maintains a fully equipped studio to handle the processing, recording and duplication of these materials.

    The position description number for this position is 381233.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbents of these positions will work a flextime work schedule and some nights and weekends.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

    Performs routine playback and recording of professional equipment, media, and systems used in audio, video, and audio/visual recording, preservation, and production work. Produces simple predetermined productions that present factual information with minimal use of sound effects. Interprets the aural and visual displays from video projectors, video display displays, television sets, and audio monitors. 

    Works in the "live" audio and video recording of concerts and musical productions, theatrical, poetry, and literary events, and in the provision of live signal feeds for broadcasting via remote pickup or line feed. May also provide simultaneous signal mixes for these purposes in addition to mixing monitor foldback for cue and sound reinforcement to the house audience. Works remote site events and the LC studio productions.

    Adheres to budget breakdowns on individual productions, allocating priorities to and utilizing resources available to complete the production. Provides basic technical support as part of the actual performance of a program, concert, performance or other special event. Holds technical rehearsals for poets, lecturers, speakers and performers. Attends rehearsals of world famous musicians and musical groups who perform in the Coolidge Auditorium, Whittall Pavilion, or other locations in the Library, answers questions concerning the support systems under his/her control and interacts directly with artists when required to do so.

    In order to produce well-balanced musical and other recordings of these events, the audiovisual specialist draws upon his/her knowledge of the type of group, the instrumentation, the selections being performed, may listen to other recordings made by the artist(s), and considers other information when making pre-set technical arrangements for the event. Frequently these pre-set conditions are actual performance sets and are vitally important. Works in the production of interviews with musicians, artists, poets, lecturers, speakers, prominent persons, and others held as an extension of programs. Rehearses participants, previews scripts, directs recording continuity, supervises re-takes, and performs post production work on such recordings. Works in the post-production of recordings of actors, literary figures, musicians, and others, interacting with composers, performers, authors, publishers, etc. to produce final tailored programs which meet or exceed industry production standards.

    Manages production and manufacture of recordings. Manages creative design and copy execution of product packaging for CD and cassette box sets, single CDs and cassettes, and other special packages. Manages all pre-press production, including film prep, random proofs, bluelines, color proofs, and press checks. Prepares accurate and concise manufacturing specifications for the production of recording packages. Develops and maintains vendor and project computer databases – project unit costs, location of material components, and promotional contacts.

    Develops content of and produces videodiscs. Identifies the techniques and methods necessary to film, edit, and transfer photographs to videodiscs. Tests original images to determine color and format guidelines. Works with laboratory technicians in film-to-transfer sessions, recommending procedures to insure correct color balance, alignment, and computer graphics and frame accuracy. Maintains filming equipment and ensures that preventive maintenance and repair work are completed in a timely and complete fashion. Coordinates with other staff members responsible for archival processing to meet production goals.

    Utilizes skill in modifying or adapting standard practices and procedures to resolve technical or interpersonal difficulties that arise during production. This includes knowledge of processes, methodologies, personnel,  equipment, ad related requirements involved in planning and carrying out steps necessary to produce well-precedented kinds of audiovisual productions, coordinate activities and make normal kinds of administrative and logistical arrangements.

    Works with performers, musicians, lecturers, as well as Library Special Events staff before and during the event or performance to ensure success of the event.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1071 Audiovisual Production

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