BFC/A Looks to Hire Archivist

The Black Film Center/Archive is looking to hire an archivist.  Please visit the human resources page or contact human resources with inquiries.  Pass along to all who might be interested.



5572 – Archivist, Communication and Culture

Job Summary: Identifies, collects, processes, manages, and preserves all archival documents and audio-visual collections of the Black Film Center/Archive. Trains and supervises graduate research assistants, part-time staff, and volunteers charged with maintaining the Black Film Center/Archive website, database, blog, and e-newsletter; assists the archivist with processing collections; and engages in outreach activities and programs to faculty, students, staff, and the general public. Collaborates with the director on grant proposals and extra-mural funding; curates exhibitions and displays; and conducts workshops and presentations regarding the collection/preservation activities of the Archive. Coordinates and schedules all faculty assigned to teach courses at the BFC/A and supports classes with audio-visual materials derived from our collections.


Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Masters degree in library science/archive administration and two years of professional experience in a relevant field.

Mastery of the collection, preservation, and management of archival materials, particularly audio visual materials; knowledge of audio visual materials and equipment; and experience using Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and EAD.

Applications accepted until March 1, 2012, or until position is filled.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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