Explorers and scientists hiking a glacier in Southeast Alaska, 1926. William O. Field Papers, AAF-21001 (still image from film), Alaska Film Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks. http://library.uaf.edu/film-archives

AV Archives Assistant


AV Archives Assistant (full-time)


Norfolk, VA USA

Application Date

January 01, 1970

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Position Objective:

To assist the Audio-Visual (A/V) Archives Manager with the arrangement, description, and usage-rights management of digital and analog audio-visual materials to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Archive digital photos and videos according to the established practices for PETA’s A/V Archives

• Append detailed metadata to digital files to enhance searchability

• Ensure that usage rights for A/V material is verified and documented

• Handle photo requests and usage rights inquiries from various departments and from PETA and its affiliates

• Assist with A/V projects using material from the archives

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


Position Requirements:

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

• Knowledge of general cataloging principles and best practices for digital media

• Experience with Mac operating systems

• Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines in a professional manner

• Proven ability to exercise discretion when working with confidential material

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

The salary for this position starts at $15 an hour.