Archivist for Photography & Moving Images

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Created: January 15, 2013


The Archivist for Photography and Moving Images is responsible for care and access to the Oregon Historical Society’s collection of approximately 2.5 million photographic images and assists the Preservationist in care and access to the Society’s moving image collection (including motion pictures, video tapes, and digital materials). Responsibilities include: acquiring materials for the photograph and moving image collections; and arranging, describing, preserving, and cataloging the materials following established standards and procedures as specified by the Society of American Archivists, the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the American Library Association, and other nationally recognized authorities. The Archivist assists the Library Director in developing Library policies regarding photographs and moving images; works with the Library Director and Library staff in developing and executing grant-funded projects; provides public reference (both in-person and remote) to photographic and moving image collections; assists the Library Director in image-related digitization projects; creates on-line exhibits drawing on the photograph and moving images collections; and carries out other duties as assigned by the Library Director. The Archivist participates in Library-wide planning and collaborates on projects with staff throughout the Society.

Qualifications and Experience: A Master’s degree in Library Information Science or equivalent knowledge of national standards for photograph and moving image cataloging. In addition, 2 years experience working with photographs and moving images in a research library setting.

This position is scheduled for 36.25 hours per week and pays $20-$21 an hour. It is eligible for full time benefits. Candidate must have a valid driver's license and the ability to pass a background check.


Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 19:16 UTC

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