Under the supervision of the Moving Image and Sound Archivist, incumbent would
process archival collections of film, video, and audio tapes and other audio-
visual formats; create and input EAD finding aids; create appropriate
metadata; create online subject guides; work with Library departments to
ensure preservation of audio-visual items; and assist Moving Image & Sound
Archivist in filling patron requests.
Duty: Collection Processing
Tasks: arrangement and description of collections according to archival best
practices; creation of register; EAD entry of register into accepted formats
and templates; creation of appropriate metadata; online publishing of EAD
Duty: Online subject guides (LibGuides)
Tasks: Creation of online subject guides using LibGuide software; publishing
on Library's website; maintaining LibGuides to ensure no broken links
Duty Preservation of AV collections
Tasks: Film cleaning; re-housing; digital transfer of film and/or video for
preservation; coordination with Library preservation dept. and Digital
Archivist; creation of access copies and maintenance of registers and finding
Duty: Patron requests
Tasks: responding to patron requests; research and location of requested
materials; coordination with MI&SA section head on requests as needed;
supervision of PTE staff if needed to fill patron requests.
Four years library experience or equivalency; knowledge of specialized library
techniques and principles as well as research and organizational skills
required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also
required. Some supervisory experience may be preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential
functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Bachelor's degree in Film Studies, History, Art, Humanities, Library or Museum
sciences or a related field or equivalency required. Proficient in using
various computer software programs, which includes but not limited to, EAD,
Excel, Microsoft Word and the Internet. Background in using database
management tools such as Access and Horizon/Aleph, knowledge of MARC
cataloging, and demonstrated human relations and effective communications
skills are required. Some supervisory experience may be preferred.
Encoded Archival Description; XML familiarity; database management; knowledge
of and interest in film, video, audio formats, processes and playback
equipment; archival practices and methods
Ability to lift 30 pounds weight
Archival processing; demonstrated organizational skills; research experience;
demonstrated computer literacy; public service experience; film and video
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