Job Posting: Project Archivist, IU Black Film Center/Archive

13755 – Project Archivist, Communication and Culture (Black Film Center/Archive), Indiana University – Bloomington

The Indiana University Black Film Center/Archive (BFCA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Project Archivist.

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Archivist and Head of Public and Technology Services, the Project Archivist will provide support for the project, Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking: Reprocessing and Digitization. The principal responsibilities will be to: reprocess, arrange, and describe the reintegrated holdings of Richard E. Norman; prepare and encode a finding aid and other descriptive access tools; participate in outreach activities; contribute to the management and production of a large-scale digitization project; and participate in the training and supervision of a student scanning technician.

ABOUT THE BFCA: The Black Film Center/Archive was established at Indiana University Bloomington 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 BFCA’s mission today encompasses within its scope films of Africa and the Diaspora. The BFCA’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 curate and exhibit Black film, ephemera, and memorabilia; to encourage and promote creative film activity by independent Black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of Black film traditions.

REQUIRED: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution with coursework in Archives or Master’s degree in archival studies and two years relevant experience in a library, archives, or manuscript repository.

Applications accepted until May 21, 2015, or until position is filled.  Resume and cover letter required. For a full position description and to apply, visit http://jobs.iu.edu and search for job number 13755.

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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