Black Lunch Table is seeking a Transcriber with at least 5 years experience. Excellent attention to detail and listening skills are musts. This contract position will conclude at the end of 2021, with a high probability of renewal for the following year. 

Black Lunch Table currently has a backlog of recorded round table discussions, which will ultimately be transcribed, coded and uploaded to our online database.  We require two transcribers to listen to each audio record and transcribe the conversations or proofread.  As there are multiple speakers in each roundtable session, it will be critical to identify and notate who is speaking, as well as what they are saying. We do not edit for content but follow a style guide.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter identifying the following: 

  • 5 years audio transcribing experience required
  • Arts interest or background preferred
  • Intersection with our mission a plus

Please send a cover letter and resume to portfolio to jobs@blacklunchtable.com

Hours are a flexible 10-15 hrs/week. Pay floor: $15, commensurate with experience.

Job Title: Archive Director

Reports directly to: Executive Director

Job Overview: The Archive Director is responsible for the direction and coordination of the full Archives team, this includes the Digital Collections Manager, Digital Developer + Technology Manager, Archives Assistants and the Web/Digital team. They oversee archive staff, lead program production, and budget tracking and reporting [to ED + F&OMD].  They coordinate team meetings, trainings, create and innovate organizational systems and workflows, coordinate with Executive Director and Finance + Operations Managing Director, and communicate with all staff within the Archive/Digital team. They work with the Executive Director on setting strategic goals for archives and programs development . 


Development + External affairs 

  1. Assists Executive Director to strategize, develop and maintain partner relationships
  2. Represents the organization at conferences and events whenever appropriate
  3. Helps maintain a standardized BLT public presence 
  4. Will work with Communications Specialist + Wiki Director to strategize, develop and implement a social media strategy, newsletter and other public and partner-facing communications
  5. Works with Executive Director on development as needed


Administration Supervision and Leadership

  1. Supervision
    1. Assesses needs of the Archive team. 
    2. Supervises Archive Assistants and develops efficient systems to utilize these positions and delegates appropriate tasks to them
    3. Supervises Audio Team + Web/Digital Team
    4. Leads / participates in BLT hiring processes
    5. Facilitates biannual Archives/Digital staff reviews in collaboration with ED  and F&OMD
    6. Co-organizes team retreat when applicable
    7. Maintains internal systems and policy in collaboration with other team members and F&OMD.
  2. Budgets
    1. Follows and enforces HR policies staff-side in consultation with the F&OMD
    2. Manages the entire Archive budget including tracking spending in an approved format and forecasting quarterly and yearly needs of the area.
    3. Creates yearly budget requests based on Archive area activity and projected needs.
  3. Maintenance
    1. Plan and oversee the utilization of audio processing tracking system
    2. Develops yearly evaluation and impact report.
    3. Maintain compliance in Archives area for BLT organization funding entities in collaboration with F&OMD
  4. Systems
    1. Oversees  innovation streamlining and maintenance of systems for internal organization, metric documentation and goal setting
    2. Utilize team collaboration software as directed including Google Workspace, Asana, etc, and organize Archives file management.
    3. Advise and maintain regular archive and Workspace backup with cloud based system, repository (Carolina Digital Repository) and external hardware


Informs project vision + innovation + strategies

  1. Keep an ongoing dream list for the organization & make suggestions.
  2. Leads the Archives area in best practices in archival standards and development and communication of the BLT nomenclature and methodologies. 
  3. Evaluates system efficiency and works with the Executive Director to develop and implement strategic vision.
  4. Works with ED to strategize and implement vision as needed


Archive Production Organization + Execution

  1. Envision strategies for targeting partners and future sites in collaboration with ED  
  2. Research for any non-Wiki or cross-program events
  3. Innovate and maintain tracking processes for events


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in archives management and administration
  • Experience managing budgets and tracking spending
  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions for increased productivity
  • Strong negotiation skills in both internal and external settings
  • Strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills, demonstrated by previous professional success
  • Up-to-date knowledge of professional archiving standards and trends.
  • Familiar with governmental regulations and legal requirements related to archives and

experience in compliance with same

  • Experience and training in records management.  
  • Foundational knowledge of library database technology and development experience is a plus.
  • Experience with professional archives management software and environmental monitoring applications.  
  • Supervisory experience
  • Required Degree(s): M.A. or M.L.I.S. in Archives, Library Science, Museum Studies, Information Sciences, Digital Humanities, or a related field with formal training in archives management and preservation or commensurate experience.  


Black Lunch Table is seeking an Archive Director to join the leadership team and implement the strategic vision for the digital archive. The ideal candidate is excited to lead teams and engage communities in socially engaged art discussion and current issues.  We are looking for someone versatile, tenacious, and a lifelong learner. Apply now if you are the right person to build a digital archive and lead a dynamic team in library technologies and concepts.

This position is remote and full-time. Pay starts at $70,000 for full-time (our full time is 30 hrs/wk), plus benefits package, professional development; position is open until filled.

Email jobs@blacklunchtable.com with resume and cover letter to apply.