Mission Video Cataloger - Port Bolivar - job 676582

MORI Associates, Inc.

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Port Bolivar, Texas

Employment type: Full-time

Take your career to new heights. Come join us at MORI Associates and help us support the most exciting projects at NASA. As a Mission Video Cataloger, you will be part of a dedicated team of diverse professionals creating and supporting cutting edge solutions for our client’s critical missions. MORI is a mid-sized nationwide company founded in 1997 with the ideals that creating an agile organization full of innovative and passionate people will progress science and technology for all life on earth. We focus on offering a complete range of services from strategic consulting to the development of Information Systems and providing advanced engineering solutions. Now, let’s see if this opportunity is the right challenge for you.

Mission Video Cataloger

This position is in Mission Video Cataloging as a Cinelister. The individual will be viewing ISS downlinked video (live and archived) and capturing basic metadata into the media asset management tool – Dalet. Accuracy, organization, high productivity, timely execution of duties and independence are essential in this position.


This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Cataloging NASA manned spaceflight downlinked video, primarily International Space Station (ISS) related imagery, both archived and in real-time into the media asset management system, Dalet.

  • Researching customer requests using various databases developed internally at Johnson Space Center (JSC), various external sources, and subject matter experts within Library and Television Operations.

  • Providing customer assistance in locating video in digital and physical mediums and assisting them on how to obtain video products.

  • Assisting with other departmental tasks, special projects, and other assigned duties as determined at the discretion of the Lead and in accordance with business needs.


  • Excellent knowledge of computerized cataloging and related databases.

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently use a computer.

  • Excellent typing and keyboarding skills; a minimum 40 wpm.

  • Excellent attention to detail; must be able to concentrate on detailed information over an extended period of time.

  • Ability to consistently apply established metadata into the media asset management system with little or no error.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Ability to embrace customer service and a team work environment.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows 7 or greater.

  • Proven skills with writing, research, and communication.

  • Time management skills; ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines.

  • Individual must be able to work occasional weekends, holiday, evenings, or night shift hours.

  • Basic understanding of NASA, JSC, and the International Space Station (ISS).

Desired Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of NASA, JSC, and ISS human spaceflight mission.

  • Working knowledge of media asset management systems, metadata principles, and basic asset management.

  • Experience with MS Access.

Representative performance Expectations, include but are not limited to:

  • Cataloging requires the use of a keyboard, to type metadata into records and perform searches within the Dalet system and other databases, and a mouse, to manipulate various functions within the software being used. The ability to type and manipulate a mouse are the most basic requirements for this job. Catalogers are required to use both the Dalet system and a second ACES-provided workstation.

  • Catalogers are assigned multiple downlinks and folders within those downlinks to catalog. Catalogers are expected to catalog the multiple folders assigned to them with a backlog of no more than a month, and often, only a few weeks.

  • Catalogers have a variety of tools to help them stay current on activities occurring or imminent on the ISS as well as to help determine what happened onboard recently. Catalogers are expected to utilize these tools on a daily basis in their cataloging duties.

  • Catalogers also may help out with research requests from time to time as well as provide ISS identification assistance for any customers or Multimedia colleagues. Catalogers are regularly asked for assistance from colleagues in Mission Video in identifying shots on the ISS both interior and exterior.

  • Catalogers are expected to stay up to date on their knowledge of the ISS and routinely attend lectures or watch webcasts to that end. New Cataloger training typically lasts only a few days and consists of some the following:

    • The Moving Imagery Repository Lead will sit with a new Cataloger for no more than 16 non-consecutive hours.

    • The Cataloger watches fly-through tours of the ISS for familiarization.

    • As part of training with the Lead, the Cataloger is walked through the Mission Video Cataloging Operations & Procedures

    • There is a shared binder of still photos of the interior and exterior of the ISS that the Cataloger is shown and walked through.

  • Catalogers are required to help support Extravehicular Activities (EVAs) when they come up. It is currently the only time Catalogers are expected to work odd hours. Catalogers must be able to hear the television to listen to Public Affairs commentary, but mostly, the space-to-ground loops.


  • Associate’s Degree (A.A.) from an accredited college or technical school; or six months to one year experience and/or training in a similar or related position; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Mori Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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