Film Archivist

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Created: January 22, 2014


Reporting to Director of IU Libraries’ Film Archive:  provide reference services and research consultations, support to faculty, students, staff, community at large; assist with collection development, management, inventorying; inspect and prepare films for patron use, digitization and projection; assist with grant proposals and project management; manage and develop preservation projects, online exhibits, collaborative national collection related projects; assist with prioritizing of cataloging/conservation/preservation of film collections; keep abreast of developments related to moving image archiving, digital collection management and related issues; contribute to developments in the field of moving image archives through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience;  demonstrated knowledge and understanding of film, video, digital moving image formats and preservation issues; ability to work in team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues;  excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, researchers, academic colleagues; experience in collection development and broad knowledge of information resources for moving image collections; experience in moving image archives including motion picture film-handling experience; excellent communication skills; ability to meet requirements of tenure-track librarian position.

Salary and Benefits: Salary competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, 100% university paid group life insurance plan,  generous paid time off plan.  This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.

To apply: For full consideration, applications must be received prior to February 17, 2014.  For complete copy of posting with additional responsibilities, qualifications, etc., go to   Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:


Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 18:45 UTC

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