Seven Job Postings: Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive will be filling many positions in the next few months to support a three-year mass film digitization project.

Some of the new positions are posted now and can be found in full description at the links below:

·         Assistant Film Archivist (two positions) 

·         Film Preparation and Returns Manager

·         Post-Production and Quality Control Specialist

·         Quality Control Specialist (three positions)

You can search for the positions here, (search for “film”) 
IU pay scales can be found here, 

Please note that while we are interviewing for all seven positions now we will be filling five of these positions immediately and adding the additional two QC Specialists as the project gets up and running in the summer/ fall. Additionally, we will be adding two full time catalogers and a team of part-time copyright researcher assistants later in the project.

Also, please note that the head management position overseeing film preparation and digitization carried out by the vendor (Memnon) is still open. This is listed as the “Motion Picture Film Subject Matter Expert.” That position description and instructions as to how to apply can be found here,  

While applications will be reviewed as received, final cut off will be Thursday, May 11th, with interviews to follow shortly after. 

For further questions regarding the project and any of the positions, please contact Carla Arton, Film Digitization Specialist, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, at

Lead Preservationist at BAVC

Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is seeking a Lead Preservationist. As one of the nation’s longest-standing non-profit video and audio preservation organizations, BAVC remains a leader in the field, developing the highest quality preservation standards and practices while working with individuals and cultural, academic, and media organizations to meet a range of needs for preserving historically and artistically important video and audio materials.


In close collaboration with the Preservation Manager, the Lead Preservationist will work to produce the highest quality preservation master files for clients. They will also work on ongoing projects within the department to promote BAVC’s continued excellence in the field of audiovisual archiving.



  • Videotape digitization to preservation standard specifications
  • Client services
  • Technician guidance and training
  • Preservation project coordination
  • Quality control
  • Video capture station setup
  • Legacy equipment care and light maintenance
  • Work closely with QC Tools Manager on testing and documentation



  • Degree in moving image archiving studies or related field
  • Understanding of current archival best practices in relation to video preservation
  • Experience working with legacy video technology
  • Familiarity with signal flow, analog capture workflows, patch bay setup, time base correctors, and use of scopes to ensure broadcast range adherence
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Grant writing experience
  • Knowledge of command line usage, FFmpeg
  • Familiarity with GitHub


Additional Skills

  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of CSS, HTML
  • Confident and creative approach to problem solving
  • Extensive interest in video technology and video preservation
  • Enthusiasm for community outreach and education


This is a full time position. Please email cover letter and résumé to


Assistant Professor – Japanese Visual Culture, Film and Media

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in modern/contemporary Japanese humanities specializing in Visual Culture, Film and Media, to start in September 2018. Demonstrated interest in comparative research and a deep knowledge of modern Japanese literature and culture are necessary. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. Regardless of specialization, the successful candidate should be prepared to teach undergraduate survey classes on Japanese film, animation, and popular culture, and contribute to EALAC’s global core teaching. Graduate instruction will involve training specialists in film and media studies, along with other PhD and MA students whose focus may be on literature, history, art history, religion, anthropology, etc. Besides working closely with other Japanese studies faculty, the person hired for this position should expect to collaborate with China and Korea film and media specialists in the department, as well as with cognate scholars in other departments and programs. The department specifically seeks a creative scholar with the potential for developing new directions in humanities teaching and research.

The committee will begin considering applicants on April 30, 2017 and will continue to accept applicants until the position is filled.

Minimum Degree Required: Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications: A promising record of teaching and scholarship are required.

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