The Associate Director/Senior Archivist serves as a leading spokesperson for the Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) in its official business with Media School administration, the IU Cinema, IU Libraries, IU Foundation, current and prospective donors, grant-making agencies and foundations, related cultural heritage institutions, and other entities within and outside Indiana University. The position also stewards the diverse archival and research collections of the BFC/A by planning strategies and initiatives for their use, stability, and growth in accordance with the BFC/A’s mission.

The Associate Director/Senior Archivist writes, supervises, or contributes to all grant proposals, budgets, reports, and related materials and serves as lead project director and/or project manager for existing grants. This includes maintaining internal systems to track and report grant activities and ensuring that all proposal conditions and goals are met.

This individual will conceive, plan, and conduct public programs with an emphasis on illuminating the BFC/A’s mission and diverse collections, including filmmaker and scholar visits, screenings, interviews, workshops, symposia, conferences, master classes, exhibitions, and other events serving the university and the local community. She/He likewise will develop and maintain strong relationships with faculty and students to provide a responsive program of academic support services for research, teaching, and learning at IU.

In the role of associate director, this staff member will oversee the day-to-day operations, financial management, and regular administration of the BFC/A. This includes hiring, training, and managing professional staff, support staff, graduate research assistants, student hourly employees, interns, and practicum students at the BFC/A.

REQUIRED: Masters in Library Science/Archives Administration or equivalent and five years of successful and increasingly responsible experience in archival management.

Knowledge of archival and curatorial principals and standards and of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in archive and museum management. Knowledge of program management principles, concepts, and techniques as applied to leading the work of complex organizational operations and processes. Ability to analyze organizational and operational issues and develop solutions. Ability to supervise, develop, and lead a diverse team of career staff and student employees. Ability to interact collaboratively and provide consultation and liaison services for diverse populations of faculty, staff, and students at all levels of the University. Ability to communicate effectively in verbal, written, and interpersonal contexts.

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