Technicians at work in the histology and haematology sections (Barbados, 1965). Photograph No R 654938 Official Barbados photograph. National Archives of the UK.

Film Archivist


Film Archivist (full-time)


Washington DC, CA USA

Application Date

June 10, 2019

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LAC Group is seeking a Film Archivist to work at a major federal institution in the Washington, D.C. area. The Film Archivist will work with rare and archival materials including audio-visual materials. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) position with benefits and is expected to go for 15 months starting June 2019. Work must be performed on-site and the selected candidate must be able to pass a background check.


  • Perform item-level processing of audio-visual material including preservation re-housing, and collection and entry of item and collection-level metadata including descriptive and technical.
  • Work with agency staff to determine the optimum final arrangement of the material and produce finding aids to help researchers.
  • Produce a final report of methodologies, workflows, and other work performed.


  • MLS/MLIS (Master’s of Library/Information Science) preferred; Degree in related field ideally in archives
  • Three (3) years minimum experience in performing similar work to that described in the responsibilities
  • Experience with multiple descriptive standards such as DACS, the Moving Image Cataloging Manual, PREMIS, METS, MODS, or EADS
  • Demonstrated evidence of detail-orientation and organization skills;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and interact positively with others;
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision;
  • Ability to stoop, bend, walk, and reach heights of six (6) feet.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.