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Audiobook Recording Project Coordinator

Description

The BC Libraries Cooperative (Co-op) seeks an enthusiastic and outgoing individual with project management and audio recording experience for a short-term contract (ending March 27, 2020) to coordinate a project for the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). Reporting to the Project Manager, the Audiobook Recording Project Coordinator will develop project guidelines and best practices for managing NNELS’ volunteer audiobook recording project through public libraries in Canada.

NNELS is a digital public library of books in accessible formats for readers with print disabilities. When people request books that do not yet exist in accessible formats, NNELS produces them. NNELS is funded by 8 provincial and territorial governments and available to eligible readers across Canada. For more information, please visit https://nnels.ca/about.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Defining and writing overall guidelines and best practices for management of NNELS’ au-diobook recording project;
  • Defining workflow for management of book selection and copyright clearance;
  • Determining training and support needs for volunteers, including defining best practices for audiobook recording and quality;
  • Working directly with public libraries to test recording kits, workflow, and documentation;
  • Administering and participating in online discussion forums;
  • Providing support to libraries and other volunteers;
  • Other duties and tasks as required.

Some travel to public libraries may be involved, depending on the location of the successful candidate and participating libraries.

This is a virtual office opportunity and we welcome candidates from across Canada.

Successful candidates must provide their own internet connectivity, computer, and communication tools. The Co-op is a "bring your own device (BYOD)" work environment. Contractors or employees are required to supply their own computing equipment and ensure that the equipment is fit for the job.

Competencies and qualifications:

  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Must demonstrate successful project coordination and/or project management experience;
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment, coordination, and commitments;
  • Familiarity with children's books and/or library experience is an asset;
  • Must be able to manage stress with a sense of humour;
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and positively with individuals and groups in a distributed environment (team members do not work in a single location);
  • Must have technology literacy and an ability to quickly learn and navigate new technology;
  • Bilingual (French/English) written and verbal skills desirable;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with audio recording production and editing experience.

Terms

  • While the Co-op is headquartered in downtown Vancouver, this is a virtual office opportunity and we welcome candidates from across Canada.
  • Period: Beginning ASAP and ending March 27, 2020.
  • Hours: 20-25 hours per week, depending on successful candidate preference.
  • Rate: $30 - $35/hour depending on experience.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé in PDF format to office@bc.libraries.coop with the subject line “NNELS Posting: Audiobook Recording Project Coordinator” no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Time, November 17, 2019.

Candidates must clearly indicate how they meet the position requirements.

We thank all applicants in advance, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please direct questions to laurie.davidson@bc.libraries.coop.

About the Employer

The BC Libraries Cooperative hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the positions we post; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The BC Libraries Cooperative (http://bc.libraries.coop/) is a non-profit, member-driven cooperative providing several high availability services to members across Canada. The Co-op uses primarily open source tools and contemporary development methodologies and hosting practices. For more information, please visit bc.libraries.coop.