Friday, March 28, 2008

Film and Media Digital Archivist

The Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive seeks an enthusiastic, innovative and technically-oriented colleague to join one of the most dynamic and interesting media archives in the nation. The Film and Media Digital Archivist will assume management responsibilities of all digital activities and initiatives in the Archive. This individual will coordinate efforts to digitize materials in the collection and develop strategies for long-term preservation of these digital assets. The Archivist will also contribute to the efforts of the Digital Library initiative by working closely with Digital Library Services (DLS) and spearhead efforts to enhance our online resources. The Archivist will work with others within the library system and with faculty to facilitate and increase the use of digital materials from our collections on campus, in research, and in the classroom. The position reports to the Special Media Collections Archivist

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Masters Degree or Graduate Level Certificate in moving image archives, library and information science, film studies or other related degrees. Experience working with audio/video formats and files, digitization of linear media, website development, and editing digital media. Evidence of written and oral communication and web management skills. Previous archival experience or education. Preferred: Experience with editing software on Final Cut Pro is preferred. Previous archival education or experience preferred. Knowledge of African-American history and documentary filmmaking is a benefit. Knowledge of digital formats and African-American history, film, and documentary filmmaking. Experience working with digital video and audio equipment, files and formats, compression codecs, and web delivery.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Washington University Libraries include the recently renovated John M. Olin Library and 12 school and departmental libraries, holding over 3.6 million volumes and extensive electronic and unique collections. The Libraries are members of the Association of Research Libraries, the MOBIUS consortium, and the Greater Western Library Alliance. The University is in a desirable neighborhood in the St. Louis metropolitan area, with convenient transportation, affordable housing, and numerous cultural venues nearby. For more information about the University and its libraries see: and

To apply visit Attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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