The Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) seeks candidates for a Spring 2018 Graduate Assistant position beginning January 2018.  This is a student hourly position for ~20-25 hours/week paid at $15/hour.  There is potential to extend the position beyond the Spring 2018 term.

The BFC/A Graduate Assistant will report to the Associate Director and Senior Archivist, and work closely with the Director, archives staff, student hourly staff, and campus partners.  Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Researching and writing content and providing design services for the BFC/A’s blog, newsletter, websites, and print publications;
  • Supporting the planning, promotion, and conduct of the BFC/A’s public events, exhibits, and programs;
  • Assisting with processing of new acquisitions and with management of existing collections;
  • Providing reference assistance and collection access to faculty, students, visiting researchers, and others.

Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at Indiana University – Bloomington.

Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud design suite and Microsoft Office; ability to work directly and interact courteously with the public and with students, faculty, and staff; ability to maintain collegial working relationships with supervisors and peers in an archive/research center and teaching environment.

Please send a note with CV and writing/design samples to: Brian Graney, BFC/A Associate Director, at bpgraney@indiana.edu.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


About the Black Film Center/Archive

The BFC/A 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 BFC/A’s mission today encompasses within its scope films of Africa and the Diaspora.

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 curate and exhibit black film, ephemera, and memorabilia; 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.


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