BFCA Project Archivist (Archivist Assistant) (term-position)
Bloomington, IN USA
December 31, 2024
The Media School at Indiana University is built on a decades-long tradition of journalism, film, media, and communication at one of the nation’s premier public universities. Our programs focus on teaching, researching, and creating media from academic, creative, and professional perspectives. The Media School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students, faculty, and staff.
The Black Film Center & Archive (BFCA), a center within The Media School, was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about Black people. The BFCA’s primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent Black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. This position will assist in the processing of the Paulin S. Vieyra’s collection and reports to the BFCA Archivist.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Applicants invited to interview for this position will be asked to submit a sample finding aid written in a professional or educational setting.
This is a grant-funded, 3-year position.
Wells Library and Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF)
Indiana University Bloomington Campus
$40,000 to $43,000 annually
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including: