A Day on the Grand Canal With the Emperor of China (or Surface Is Illusion but So Is Depth) (1988) Courtesy: Milestone Films (https://www.milestonefilms.com)

Media Assistant


Media Assistant (full-time)


Fort Washington, PA United States

Application Date

January 01, 1970

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The Media Assistant is a position within the Registrar’s Office at George Blood Audio / Video / Film / Data, helping to guarantee quality stewardship of client material while on-site. This individual is responsible for assisting with daily tasks, such as checking in and evaluating client materials, preparing media for transfer workflows, and warehouse and vault maintenance. This position is a great entry level opportunity to learn more about the field of audiovisual preservation and on-the-job training will be provided. This position could be part time or full time. Students are welcome to apply! Also appropriate for early career or project archivists who are underemployed or between assignments.


  • Checking in and checking out client materials (70%)
  • Gain experience troubleshooting metadata and organization of materials, identifying media formats, and noting condition issues
  • Keep warehouse and storage spaces clean and organized (10%)
  • Assist with media preparation (taping down reels and cleaning/baking media) (10%)
  • Help with logging packages (5%)
  • Monitor environmental and storage conditions in warehouse, vault, and film storage (5%)


  • Interest in audiovisual preservation and the cultural record
  • Some experience using databases to enter and locate information
  • A flexible and collaborative approach to working with others
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time

Bonus Points:

  • Interest or experience in driving trucks as a courier throughout the Eastern seaboard, including in NYC


  • $15-20 hourly, commensurate with qualifications
  • Eligible for company’s benefits package, including company-sponsored medical insurance (Aetna); voluntary SIMPLE-IRA contributions with matching; and PTO, as well as company holidays

If you are interested in applying, but have questions about the position or the company, please email Rose Chiango at rose.chiango@georgeblood.com.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references via e-mail attachment to: rose.chiango@georgeblood.com and include “Media Assistant – Your Name” as subject.