Organization:  New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Position: The Helis Foundation Digital Systems Lead
Application: Position is open until filled


The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit corporation that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Foundation runs a wide variety of programs year round in the areas of cultural enrichment and economic development. The Jazz Fest, Jazz & Heritage Archive, Don Jamison Heritage School of Music and WWOZ 90.7 FM are the Foundation’s principle assets. The Foundation is seeking a Digital Systems Lead who will work under the supervision of the Archivist.  This new position is created with the support of The Helis Foundation (THF) and is a unique opportunity to start a new program from the ground up. The Foundation seeks someone with technical expertise as well as someone versed in Louisiana culture.


The Helis Foundation - Digital Systems Lead (THF-DSL) is a full-time position that will see to the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of the Archive’s digital storage and preservation program. The THF-DSL will work closely with Archive colleagues to ensure persistent support for the acquisition, processing and access of digital materials both born and digitized for the Archive.   The position will be responsible for maintaining the digital preservation life cycle management policies and procedures for all digital assets.  The THF-DSL will work with producers, videographers and audio engineers to ensure the collections are complete and that archive policies and procedures are applied. The THF-DSL will interface with technical leads at WWOZ, Foundation Programs, and Festival Productions to develop and maintain delivery pipelines ensuring selected digital content has an open route for storage in the Archive and to provide access to content from the Archive as required by each group. The THF-DSL will maintain vigilant review of all digital storage infrastructures to reduce risks of obsolescence or failure and to verify the health and attendance of all of the Archive’s digital assets. The THF-DSL will work closely with Archives colleagues to provide efficient and long-term access to the Archive’s digital content for identified user communities.

Salary: $65,000, plus benefits.

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