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  • Multimedia Producer and Videographer

    Posted: 10/18/2020

    Description Department: Technical Support
    Supervisor: Director of Digital Strategy
    Type: Full-time, salary with health and retirement benefits
    Employer: LBJ Foundation
    Location: LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, TX
    Schedule: Normal business hours with occasional evening and weekend hours due to events

    About the Role
    The multimedia producer and videographer will serve as the LBJ Presidential Library and LBJ Foundation’s primary audiovisual producer, storyteller, and documentarian. This is an exciting time for our organization as the multimedia producer and videographer has an unprecedented opportunity to produce storytelling assets including virtual and live programming; a podcast; and video content for social media and the Library and Foundation's website, www.lbjlibrary.org. Additionally, this year the Library will be opening a one-of-a-kind internally-curated exhibition honoring the life and legacy of Lady Bird Johnson and, in 2021, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LBJ Library.

    The role has a balanced mix of technical and creative responsibilities with flexibility and opportunity to make the position your own.

    Essential responsibilities include:
    • Lead the production team for live and virtual programming as well as video or audio segments incorporated into that programming.
    • Manage the production process for the podcast “With the Bark Off”
    • Produce assets for social media posts, including use of video, audio, and photos to illustrate stories.
    • Videotape, produce, and edit web and social media-ready videos of events and programming.
    • Provide day-to-day administration, operation, evaluation, maintenance, and support of onsite assets and other equipment as needed.
    • Be part of a team and work with archivists, museum curators, education specialists, the digital team, and various other departments to create and produce web and social mediaready video content, both short and long form, that promotes events and programming, exhibitions, educational curriculum, legacy stories, and more.
    • Manage live feed for programs in the LBJ Auditorium – possibly starting January 2021.
    • In this new virtual world, re-imagine use of the VYVX studio, including backdrop and branding the studio to the LBJ Library or LBJ Foundation.

    Skills and experience:
    • Live event production experience essential; virtual programming production and podcast production preferred.
    • Experience as a videographer.
    • Strong video editing expertise in Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.
    • Preferred experience in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.
    • While there will be subject-level experts to help in this process, it would be extremely helpful to have experience in storyboarding and script writing.
    • Familiarity with a range of audiovisual equipment, including DSLRs and ENGs, sound production, studio lighting, and more.
    • Proven experience in digital video production, editing, and digital media, particularly if that experience is in a newsroom, museum, or cultural institution.
    • Familiarity with social media platforms
    • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience.

    About the LBJ Presidential Library
    Situated on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas at Austin campus, the LBJ Presidential Library is one of 14 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. It houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, 5,000 hours of recordings, and more than 54,000 artifacts from the political career of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. In addition to serving as an archive and museum dedicated to Johnson’s life and political career, the library hosts special exhibitions, educational programming, and events throughout the year.

    About the LBJ Foundation
    Established by President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson in 1969, the LBJ Foundation is a nonprofit organization comprised of a board of trustees and administrative staff that supports the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

    The LBJ Presidential Library, operated under the auspices of the National Archives and Records Administration, maintains the archive of President Johnson's administration and political career and promotes his legacy while providing, in his words, "a springboard for the future" through public programming aimed at addressing the issues of our time. The Foundation enhances the Library by directing public programming, administering the museum's store and admissions operations, and directing grants for researchers and scholars.

    The LBJ School of Public Affairs embodies President Johnson's living legacy by nurturing leaders and public servants in the hopes that they will pursue what he called "the oldest, most basic mission of our country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man." The Foundation provides financial support for the school for the outstanding education it offers its graduate students in public policy and government affairs, community outreach, and global initiatives.

    All bearing our 36th President's name, these three institutions—the LBJ Foundation, the LBJ Presidential Library, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs—preserve Lyndon B. Johnson's consequential legacy while pursuing his hopeful vision for the future.

    Connect With Us
    See what we’re up to and connect with us on our social media platforms:

    • LBJ Library – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Giphy, Flickr
    • LBJ Foundation – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    The LBJ Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage all to apply.

    To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to samantha@lbjfoundation.org.

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