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AKDC@MIT seeks a video assistant

The Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT), is seeking a video assistant to edit video to be posted on Archnet.org, an open access, scholarly resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues, with a particular focus on the Muslim world.

Duties: Create video for two projects:

• The Music of Morocco Project – Creation of video slideshows for uploading digitized versions of audio recordings made in Morocco, 1959-1962.  Examples can be seen in the collection on Archnet, but videos still need to be created for more than 1/2 the recordings.

• The Architect’s Archive of Hisham Munir-Creation of video from interviews in which the prominent Iraqi architect discusses his career and works. Videos will combine two sets of video, two sets of audio recordings, and various supplementary media.

The editing itself requires only basic skills. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate an attention to detail and the ability to work independently, including the critical judgement necessary to make decisions based on clear guidelines.

About the Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries: Located on the first floor of Rotch Library, AKDC@MIT is a research center supporting documentation, scholarship, and teaching on the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation, as well as the practice of architecture, in Muslim societies, with particular focus on the research and teaching activities of the faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT and Harvard.

Required Qualifications:
• Skills with simple video editing software such as iMovie, Windows MovieMaker, or Adobe Premiere

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following desired qualifications:
• Academic background in architecture, art history, North African or Middle Eastern cultures

Hours: 10-20 hours/week
Starting Wage: $15-23/Hour, depending on experience and skill level
Start date and term: Starting immediately, continuing through the summer, with possibility of extension.
To apply: send a cover letter and cv to akdc@mit.edu, with the subject line “Application for video assistant”


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