[Frameworks] Walker Art Center - Archivist Job

From: Kevin Obsatz <kevin_at_videohaiku.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 08:41:43 -0500


The Walker''s Film Video department seeks candidates for the Bentson Fellow for Ruben/Bentson Film and Video Study Collection. This is a one year fellowship (anticipated start date - late Fall, 2011).

This full-time, exempt Fellow will work with Walker’s Film/Video Archives to manage the digitization and acquisition of works for the Ruben/Bentson Film and Video Study Collection. The Fellow will oversee the creation of a digital version of the current collection, work with curators to acquire new works for Collection, and make preparations as needed to present the Collection within the Walker via new digitized presentation platforms. The Fellow will research provenance and rights to reproduce, oversee technical transfers, seek sources to purchase digital versions to replicate film and analog video works, arrange loan requests, and maintain databases. In addition, the Fellow will oversee the acquisition of new work added to the Collection, catalog new works, prepare budget estimates of costs prior to digitizing works, and assist with preparation of annual budget assignments by assessing costs of film preservation.

Qualified applicants will have an M.A. degree with strong emphasis on cinema studies for film archive and preservation. Applicants must have excellent word processing, computer, and office skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications. Strong organizational and communication skills required. Physical ability to lift and move 25 lbs. or more on a regular basis is essential.

Fellowship stipend: $25,000/year; excellent benefits offered.

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