George Eastman House
International Museum of Photography and Film
Department: Motion Picture Department
Full Time, grant funded position, annually renewable
Start Date: January, 2014
The Digital Archivist reports to the Head of Preservation and supports the Motion Picture Department in implementing its daily activities and special projects involving digital technologies, including but not limited to the following duties:
Inspect, inventory and document digital collection items and preparing materials for digitization;
Implement and evaluate digital transfers of collection items;
Assist with preservation file ingests, scanning, and digital asset management;
Assist with documenting policies, procedures and workflows for managing digital collections and communicating policies to staff;
Assist with restoration projects involving digital technologies; metadata modeling, and beta-testing systems;
Participate in the student activities of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, including, but not limited to, supervising projects, teaching and mentoring students, and participating in student field trips;
Assist with handling requests from other departments and outside donors and depositors.
An advanced degree in Video / Digital / Film, Archive Management or equivalent field, and fluent in film archiving and curatorial matters.
Experience in handling archival artifacts and a strong background in motion picture history.
Experience with standard computer word processing and database software; A working knowledge of DaVinci software, FinalCut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Audition, ProTools, Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro programs.
Able to work well independently and as part of a team; Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Familiar with U.S. and international arts/film/cultural heritage.
Extensive knowledge of conservation and handling requirements for a wide range of film, tape, digital and paper items.
How to Apply:
Posting Dates: November 25, 2013 – December 20, 2013
Send the following information via email to Caroline Yeager, Assistant Curator, Motion Picture Department (firstname.lastname@example.org):
· A letter of intent;
· A full curriculum vitae;
· Two letters of professional reference.