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

Film Inspector


Film Inspector (term-position)


New York, NY USA

Application Date

January 01, 1970

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The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Film Inspector at its’ Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center in Hamlin Pennsylvania.  Under the supervision of and reporting to

the Department of Film’s Collections Manager and the Preservation Center Manager, the Film Inspector is responsible for the inspection and inventory of archival materials from the MoMA collections and outside sources.  This is a one-year fixed term position with an anticipated start date of June 2023.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Handles and ships nitrocellulose film stock.
  • Inspects and repairs film prints.
  • Inspects, identifies, and tracks incoming and outgoing film.
  • Rehouses and re-labels film material into new film cans.
  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.


  • Degree in film preservation and archival practice or equivalent preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of film history and technology.
  • Experience in the operation of film handling.
  • Experience using standard computer word-processing and database software.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a complex, deadline-driven work schedule.
  • Capability to lift at least 45 pounds and to retrieve items from shelves using ladders.
  • Fully vaccinated with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or the World Health Organization authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis).

Salary: The salary for this position is $40,000 per annum

Application instructions: To apply, please visit MoMA Jobs.  Applicants should submit a resume and a statement of interest.  Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

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