Skip to Main Content

Media Collections Manager

To apply for this position, select 'Apply for this Job'.


This is a job description. It does not necessarily indicate that this position is open for employment. Visit for current job openings.

Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Manager
Classification Code 58210
FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Media Collections Manager
Position Number 135050
Pay Grade 10
Department Archives of Appalachia - 21860
Expectations for All Employees:

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee’s job performance must support and exhibit the university’s core values: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Summary
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of historical media, including analog sound recordings, moving images in film and video formats, and photographic mediums.
  • Includes understanding of the physical composition of media as it relates to the preservation and reformatting of media collections.
  • Knowledge of best practices and standards for conversion to digital formats.
  • Knowledge of hardware/software applications used in he digital conversion process. Includes knowledge of audio and video equipment and editing software.
  • Knowledge of archival principles as they relate to the arrangement, description, and storage of media collections.
  • Ability to apply archival principles to the media collections.
  • Ability to partner with faculty across disciplinary lines and engage students in order to meet shared learning goals.
  • Ability to asses new approaches to to the management and use of the media collections, as well as follow through on project details.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to set priorities and maintain a workflow schedule to ensure timely completion of goals and objectives.
  • Ability to move archival boxes and audio-visual equipment (40 pounds).
  • Ability to tolerate dust,mold, and occasional fumes.
  • Ability to recognize and use safety equipment in these situations.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; three years experience in media collections management or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of analog/digital media, archival practices, and Appalachian musical traditions and culture.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received
Version Date May 2011

Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty
  • Manages the Archives of Appalachia media service in support of faculty, students, staff and the public.
  • Converts analog media to appropriate digital formats.
  • Manages and develops Archives’ digital collection in accordance with best practices
  • Reformat sound, moving images, and photographic collections for preservation and educational purposes
  • Creates and maintains metadata records.
  • Manages and develops Archives’ digital collection in accordance with best practices
  • Reformat sound, moving images, and photographic collections for preservation and educational purposes
  • Creates and maintains metadata records.
  • Works with the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, eLearning, and other departments to develop educational media products for on-site as well as distance learning.
  • Partners with faculty in engaging students through the use of Archives media collections
  • Instructs students in the use of archival records
  • Advises faculty and students in the selection of sound, moving image, and photographic materials for use in classroom, D2L, and online projects
  • Creates digital surrogates and transfers digital files.
  • Works in conjunction with the Collections Archivist to ensure that media collections are arranged, described, and stored in accordance with archival standards.
  • Remains current with best practices for media collections management.
  • Represents the Archives in Center committees as assigned.
  • Participates in Center programs as required.
  • Supervises media intern/work-study assistants as assigned.
  • Monitors and troubleshoots Archives media equipment
  • Including HVAC systems, computers and audio-visual equipment.
Job Duty Type Essential
Description of Job Duty
  • Assists with providing public service.
  • Assists with maintaining Archives web presence.
  • Maintains inventory of media supplies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Duty Type Secondary