Assistant Film Conservator Position, Harvard Film Archive

From: rebecca meyers (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2007 - 06:55:54 PST

Requisition Number

 Title Assistant Film Conservator School / Unit Harvard College Library
Department Harvard Film Archive Location Cambridge Full Or Part Time
Full-Time Salary Grade 056 Date Posted 03/08/2007
 Duties And Responsibilities Reporting to the Harvard Film Archive
Conservator, the Assistant Film Conservator is responsible for the
processing, inspection and preliminary cataloging of new acquisitions;
Prepares out-going films for the HFA Cinematheque and loans to other
archival institutions. Assists in planning and execution of collection wide
preservation projects; Performs accession duties: inspects material and
creates detailed condition reports and preliminary cataloging records for
all items coming into HFA collection; Performs conservation duties:
re-houses material in archival enclosures; creates can labels and bar codes;
adds countdowns and leaders; obtains accurate footage count and determines
whether a film is missing footage; checks for physical damage;
monitors/treats deteriorating acetate films; Inspects multiple copies of
films with the same title to determine best quality and most complete print;
Organizes/re-houses ephemera and collection related documentation; Monitors
HFA materials stored in the HD. THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT 625
 Required Education, Experience and Skills Basic Qualifications: Formal
training in Film Preservation through a recognized program with a min of 2
yrs handling 35mm and 16mm film in an archival or museum environment
required; Bachelor's degree or equiv, pref in film or media studies,
required; Working knowledge of FIAF standards and recommendations for
storage, handling and projection of film and knowledge of different video
formats, required; Exp in MS Office applications and mechanical experience
with a variety of film equipment, including projectors, flat-bed viewers and
hand powered rewinds, required; Attention to detail; ability to work
independently. Additional Requirements: Projection exp is strongly
preferred; Knowledge of one Romance language is preferred; Experience with
film cataloging tools preferred; The incumbent is occasionally required to
lift materials weighing up to 50 pounds and navigate heavily loaded rolling
carts or booktrucks.

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