Digital Archivist

Beverly Hills
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Created: August 31, 2013


The Digital Archivist works in the Academy Film Archive under the supervision of the Digital Curator.  Primary duties include assisting Digital Curator with inspection, inventory and cataloging of digital collection items and prepping materials for ingest to the digital repository.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Content audits of new acquisition of born digital collections
Inventory and cataloging of born digital and digitized collections using the Archive’s collection management system, MAVIS
Coordinate vault pulls, prepare inventories and assist as needed in documentation and preparation of materials scheduled for digitization
Assist with preservation file ingests and asset management using software tools provided by USC Digital Repository
Assist with documenting policies, procedures and workflows for managing digital collections and communicating policies to staff within the Film Archive
Assist with metadata modeling and beta-testing systems as needed
Assist with handling requests for information from other AMPAS departments and outside donors and depositors

Qualifications and Requirements:

Degree in moving image studies or equivalent preferred.
Solid knowledge of motion picture and video history and technology; and principles of archival collection management and preservation
Familiarity with audio, video and digital file formats
Familiarity with metadata standards, types of metadata and prior cataloging experience preferred
Skill in reading and composing correspondence and reports in English.
Must be extremely detail-oriented and have experience with standard computer word processing and database software
Experience using MAVIS preferred
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Academy staff, donors, vendors of outside services, Academy members, industry professionals, and visitors

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:   Deadline to Apply: September 11, 2013


Published: Saturday, August 31, 2013 13:15 UTC

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