Epsilon-Dalzell Premier Film Preservationist


Epsilon-Dalzell Premier Film Preservationist (term-position)


St. Louis, MO United States

Application Date

January 01, 1970

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Position Summary:

The Missouri Historical Society seeks a Film Preservationist for a grant funded program. This is a temporary full-time position slated to start November 2019 ending November 2020.

Essential Functions:

  • Completing secondary inspection – including further observation; measurements and documentation of damaged or deteriorating film; and remediation and repair of damage, cleaning, leading and labeling on film currently vaulted off site
  • Creating new catalogue records and creating artifact condition reports for the film collection in the Museum’s Collections Management System, Mimsy
  • Processing backlogged film, including inspecting, leading and labeling, cleaning, housing and rehousing canisters
  • Updating shipping and receiving digital inventory in Excel
  • Other duties as assigned


  • MA or Certification from a recognized film preservation program
  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, film/video production, history, or related field
  • Experience performing film inspections, preservation, and restoration in a film archive, audiovisual library, or recognized film processing/restoration laboratory or media center
  • Ability to operate all types of equipment associated with reviewing, inspecting, and preserving film
  • Thorough knowledge of film editing process and current best practices in film preservation processes


  • Ability to plan, organize, and carry through on film preservation projects
  • Accurate recording of data, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-driven and be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Physical ability to handle large, heavy and fragile materials; reach high and low shelving; utilize stairs (mobile and stationary), and operate a pallet lifter

Deadline to Apply: Position open until filled. Slated start date is November 2019.

Please visit www.mohistory.org under the “Current Openings” tab to apply, or click the job link.

Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.

An Equal Opportunity Employer