FROM THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ARCHIVISTS:
Audio-Visual Materials Archivist
University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
The Audio-Visual Materials Archivist is responsible
for most of the day to day work involving films, photographs, prints,
paintings, audio recordings and other recorded and visual materials
held by the South Caroliniana Library, and its divisions for
Manuscripts, Modern Political Collections, Published Materials and
University Archives. The archivist will chiefly process, catalog, plan
and implement conservation measures, and develop and maintain a
database of the audio-visual materials held by the Library. The
archivist may supervise student employees, interns and/or volunteers.
The archivist will be required to assist in areas outside of
audio-visual materials. The archivist will also assist with reference,
copy requests, acquisitions, and exhibits and other outreach
activities. Work outside normal business hours may be required at
times. This tenure-track faculty position emphasizes organizational and
communication skills and provides excellent opportunity for
REQUIRED: M.A. in history, political science, or library science, or B.A. and two years experience. Archival training. Evidence of excellent organizational and communication skills. Preferred: Knowledge of photographic history, recording technology, and audio-visual conservation. Experience working with sophisticated databases.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. MINIMUM SALARY: $34,000. Tenure-track position with faculty status. Excellent fringe benefits, including various medical/hospital plans, dental plan, and disability benefits. Choice of retirement plans.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2005
USC is an AA/EOE.
TO APPLY, CONTACT: http://uscjobs.sc.edu (Search by Department: South Caroliniana Library)
FROM ARCHIVIST’S ROUNDTABLE:
The NBC Universal Information Center, located in Secaucus, New Jersey, has an immediate opening for a full-time, temporary Assistant Librarian. This position presents an excellent opportunity for a librarian interested in gaining experience in a media library. Recent MLS graduates will be considered.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Assist Music Librarian in providing music research services to NBC programs. Assist Research Librarians in providing research on deadline to NBC reporters, writers and producers. Assist in management and distribution of digital and hard copy library materials. Assist staff in maintaining InfoCenter and Music Library intranet sites.
Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic learner with a keen interest in media and a love of music. Excellent computer skills, including knowledge and expertise in internet searching, are essential. Expertise with online databases such as Lexis-Nexis and Factiva preferred. Candidates should also be flexible in terms of scheduling (some evenings, weekends and holidays required), and have excellent interpersonal skills.
To apply, or to request further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, no phone calls.
Account Executive, ABC News
ABCNEWS VideoSource has an opening for an Account Executive in New York City.
The Account Executive will be responsible for the development, management, and service of client accounts for the stock footage sales arm of ABC News. Responsibilities include seeking out new clients and revenue streams, receiving and processing footage orders, assembling requested content and tracking the client through all phases of licensing, including billing. Market support, including drafting and managing client surveys and assistance with the on-going construction of our content database and website, is also a required part of the job.
The successful candidate will have a college degree and will be a self-starter with strong analytical, creative and personal skills, able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience in the stock footage industry is preferrred. Work history in the following markets is a plus: educational, digital and international, especially Japan.
Resumes can be sent to David N. Sheehan, Manager, Sales--ABCNews Videosource--at David.N.Sheehan@abc.com. Please contact him at (212) 456-5424 with any questions.
Preservation Officer at George Eastman House (posted 12/6/04)The Preservation Officer operates under the supervision of the
Applications must be received by January 31, 2005. George Eastman House is an equal opportunity employer.
Video Library Associate (posted 1/12/05)
Channel One News is looking to hire a Video Library Associate to work in our Los Angeles/Hollywood production office. This job's primary responsibilities are to log daily national and international news feeds and special feeds; perform video footage research for editorial and other staff; check video tapes in and out of library; and help with other library projects. This is a great entry-level job for someone interested in getting a foot in the door in news and documentary production. We are looking for someone who genuinely loves news and current events. We place enormous value on teamwork, taking initiative, voicing your opinion and striving to produce the highest quality news and documentary stories possible for our teen audience.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree; one year of work experience in an administrative role with ability to type 45 words per minute; database experience, or similar experience requiring significant attention to detail; ability to demonstrate strong knowledge of and interest in news and current events; internship experience in news industry preferred. Must be able to work 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday.
Channel One News produces and distributes a top quality magazine-style news broadcast to 12,000 jr. and sr. high schools, reaching millions of students every school day. Our reporters and producers travel the world to cover stories ranging from topics of international interest such as the
crisis in Sudan, to major political conventions, to issues related directly to the teen experience, such as drug use and community service. Channel One Network has received over 200 awards for excellence including a George Foster Peabody award for news coverage. Our production offices are located in Los Angeles. To view our daily show go to www.channelone.com.
Graphic Arts Cataloger (posted 11/19/04)
The Margaret Herrick Library is seeking an organized, self-motivated individual for a full-time position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library. The Graphic Arts Cataloger will work at the Academy's Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study, located at 333
S. La Cienega Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The position is available after January 1, 2005.
The Graphic Arts Cataloger will work under the
direction of the Graphic Arts Librarian to perform data cleanup of
existing records in the
Library's Voyager catalog, to oversee the transfer of records from an InMagic database to the Voyager catalog and to catalog the backlog of
the Library's poster holdings. The Cataloger will assist in processing poster conservation and photography and will assume some
departmental office tasks as needed.
JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
A master's degree in library or information science desirable but not required. Strong computer skills, including experience working in databases are a must. Familiarity with Voyager and InMagic databases is preferred and knowledge of Excel and Access is useful. A strong knowledge of and interest in the history of film. Knowledge of print and art processes is highly desirable. Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits.Self-motivation and a willingness to work independently. An ability to carefully handle fragile archival materials. Fluent English-language communication skills.
A pleasant personality and the ability to work effectively with colleagues. The ability to lift and move moderately heavy boxes and other objects to and from high shelving and drawers.
Use of personal automobile may be required; applicants must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
Contact: Send resume and three references to:
Linda Harris Mehr
Director, Margaret Herrick Library
333 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Telephone: (310) 247-3000, extension 201
FAX: (310) 657-5193
Film Traffic Coordinator, Academy Film Archive
LOCATION: Pickford Center, 1313 N. Vine St., Hollywood, CA. 90028
Entry-level full time position with benefits. The Film Traffic Coordinator works in the Film Traffic Department under the supervision of the Archive Film Traffic Manager. Duties include: Pickups and deliveries of archival materials using standard cargo van; shipping/receiving and inspection, identification, and tracking of incoming and outgoing archival materials; general collection inventory and cataloging; inspection and repair of prints loaned for archival screenings; coordination with Academy staff, Archive donors and depositors, AMPAS members, film industry professionals, and outside organizations on collection-related matters.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Basic knowledge of film history and technology. Experience in the operation of film handling and video viewing equipment. Ability to properly load and drive standard cargo van. Skill in reading and composing correspondence and reports and in using standard computer word processing and database software. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Archive and Academy staff, donors, laboratory personnel, and visitors. Ability to lift at least 30 lbs. and retrieve items from shelves using ladders. Degree in film studies or equivalent preferred. Must have Current California Drivers License or equivalent.
Applications must be received by Friday, Sept.
17th. Please send your application and cover letter to:
Academy Film Archive
1313 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA. 90028
Phone: (310) 247-3016 x329
Fax: (310) 657-5431
Archivist, Academy Film Archive
LOCATION: Pickford Center, 1313 N. Vine St., Hollywood, CA. 90028
Entry-level full time position with benefits. This general archivist position is under the supervision of the Collections Curator and Archive Traffic Manager. Duties include: inspection and identification of incoming archival materials; general collection inventory and cataloging; research and documentation of Archive collections and database records; inspection and repair of prints loaned for archival screenings; coordination with Academy staff, Archive donors and depositors, AMPAS members, film industry professionals, and outside organizations on collection-related matters.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Knowledge of film history and technology.
Experience in the operation of film handling and video viewing
equipment. Skill in reading and composing correspondence and reports
and in using standard computer word processing and database
software. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with Archive and Academy staff, donors, laboratory
personnel, and visitors. Ability to lift at least 30 lbs. and retrieve
items from shelves using ladders. Degree in film studies or equivalent.
Applications must be received by Friday, Sept. 17th. Please send your application and cover letter to:
Academy Film Archive
1313 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA. 90028
Phone: (310) 247-3016 x329
Fax: (310) 657-5431
Manager, Film and Media Operations (posted 9/10/04)
JOB DESCRIPTION- The Film Studies Center at the
University of Chicago seeks a responsible individual, skilled in film
projection and handling of film, video and related equipment to oversee
technical operations of a busy film research center.
Facilities include film screening rooms and classrooms, video and
computer projection systems, 35mm/ 16mm film projection, individual
viewing center, film vault and video library. The Manager, Film
and Media Operations is responsible for oversight of media presentation
including technical support for classroom, public and curricular
screenings; projectionist training; film traffic, inspection and
repair; upkeep and maintenance of a wide variety of visual media
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE- Candidates must
have 1 year professional 35mm projection experience with additional
16mm film and multimedia presentation experience required. Experience
with various video formats, projection and playback equipment required.
Expertise in 35mm / 16mm film projection, inspection and repair
required. Knowledge of archival film handling practices preferred and
highly desirable. Technical knowledge of film editing and viewing
equipment, film care and preservation preferred. Some knowledge of film
culture, history and aesthetics, film programming or archive experience
desirable. Computer skills of Mac and PC platforms (word processing and
databases, graphic design, video editing) desirable. Must be
responsible, dependable, punctual, able to work independently and
manage multiple priorities in a busy environment.
Previous job references required.
Position is full time with benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, please go to
http://jobs.uchicago.edu, create a profile and apply for requisition
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Cinematheqe Quebecoise (posted 9/7/04)
Founded in 1963, the Cinémathèque québécoise is a cultural institution that has the mandate of preserving, documenting and enhancing the value of the national and international cinematographic and television heritage through public screenings and other activities.
Under the authority of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director proposes a strategic plan, oversees all activities and acts as the spokesperson for the organisation.
Fluent in both English and French, he or she will lead the organisation in the areas of preservation and acquisition, programming and marketing, will ensure its positioning within the Quebec cultural milieu and increase its national and international notoriety.
He or she will formulate a strategic development plan, implement structures and organise work flow.
He or she will supervise the funding campaigns and develop long term partnerships within the cultural and business milieus, with private sponsors and other potential associates.
He or she will develop and diversify relationships with government departments and other sources of support for the organisation’s activities.
He or she manages the personnel’s activities and supervises budgetary matters.
Known for his or her leadership, the candidate will have a university education in a pertinent field, management experience in the cultural domain and extensive knowledge of film and television.
Salary and benefits in keeping with market standards.
Please note that only chosen candidates will be contacted.
Please forward your resume before 4 PM September 24th 2004, to Cinémathèque québécoise, 335, De Maisonneuve Blvd, Montreal (Quebec) H2X 1K1 Fax:(514) 842-1816, E-mail: email@example.com, please specify Executive Director as subject.
Harvard Film Archive: Curator (Cambridge, MA)
The mission of the Harvard Film Archive is to support teaching and research in film studies by maintaining a substantial collection of primary materials for classroom study and scholarly research and to support curated programs in the general interest of moving-image literacy. The Archive is charged with (a) maintaining archival conditions for the materials in its collection, (b) providing conservation work on an ongoing basis for these materials, and (c) augmenting its collections of nonfiction, narrative, and experimental materials in its effort to strengthen its holdings of historically significant work. The Archive is further dedicated to providing Harvard students and faculty access to these collections in its film viewing facilities and libraries and to advancing the understanding of moving-image arts through programs, projects, and exhibitions.
Administers, develops, promotes Harvard Film Archive, comprised of a film collection and Cinematheque; responsible for collection/public programming for Cinematheque; reports to Head of Fine Arts Library, coordinates w/academic programs in Visual and Environmental Studies/other HU depts; performs Collection Development/Management; provides final authority for acquisitions; initiates contact/ solicits collections w/potential donors; w/Head of FAL and Univ Office of General Counsel, oversees terms/donor agreements; plans/prioritizes cataloging/conservation/preservation; assesses storage/security; conceives/develops public programs including daily film screenings, conferences/events/visits; may teach 1 course in film history as Lecturer w/in VESD; encourages use of collections in Univ. academic programs; facilitates faculty/student research; acts as primary liaison w/researchers¿specialized projects; represents Archive at meetings; manages/prepares annual budget for the HFA; identifies potential grant opportunities/develops proposals; initiates/approves changes in policies/procedures, maintains awareness/understanding of legal issues relating to film archives, copyright, and ownership; coordinates/collaborates w/in or outside Univ. in cooperative projects; serves as representative on special committees/task forces organized by prof. associations; supervises staff of Harvard Film Archives.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Ph.D. in film studies/related field or equiv, scholarship demonstrated through publication, plus min of 10 yrs of resp curatorial experience w/film; exp in fiscal mgmnt, planning, staff supervision/project mgmnt; demonstrated commitment to fostering appreciation/understanding of film through combination of programming, teaching, lecturing, exhibitions, publications; strong interest in undergrad education/teaching experience at college level; exc communication/leadership skills. Ability to develop/maintain effective working relationships; problem solve; innovate; collaborate.
For details on how to apply visit: http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/
Requisition Number: 19426
Title: Curator, Harvard Film Archive
School / Unit: Harvard College Library
Department: Fine Arts Library
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Appalshop: Archivist (Whitesburg, Ky)
The position has primary responsibility for archival media collections management, including arrangement and description, and preservation. Under the direction of the Appalshop Board of Directors and in collaboration with an advisory committee, the archivist will improve access to the Appalshop Archive collections for the public as well as plan for collection development. The position also includes supervision of temporary personnel, overseeing the maintenance of the physical facility for the Archive, as well as program development with Appalshop staff.
Since 1969, Appalshop, as a community-based media center in central Appalachia, has produced media about the region from the region. Appalshop has extensive archival audio and moving image collections encompassing audiotape, digital materials, videotape, 16mm film, and other formats. The collections include material pertaining to the history, culture, and social issues of Appalachia.
The archivist will:
Required: Training and/or experience with audio and moving image materials, formats, and equipment; ALA-accredited MLS or MA, American history/American studies or a media-related field with archival course work or training; previous professional experience in an archive or similar research facility; knowledge of archival practices, particularly for moving image formats and sound recordings; computer literacy and knowledge of databases.
Preferred: Technical knowledge of moving image preservation and audio preservation; knowledge of folklore or Appalachian Studies; excellent writing skills demonstrated through articles, grant proposals, etc.; both administrative and supervisory experience.
Salary commensurate with background and experience; competitive benefits package.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) , and telephone numbers of three references to:
c/o Personnel Committee
91 Madison Ave.
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Appalshop, Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation. Additional information is available at the organization’s website at: http://www.appalshop.org
Appalshop, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of its staff.