Summer Intern (internship-paid)
Santa Clarita, CA USA
March 31, 2020
The UCLA Film and Television Archive is seeking applications for a summer internship position working on archival inventory and inspection projects. The position will involve assisting in the proper processing and storage of film elements, protecting culturally valuable material, and gaining experience working in an archival atmosphere. Work will be conducted at the Packard Humanities Institute Stoa in Santa Clarita, CA.
Primary duties: The intern will be sorting, identifying, inspecting and assessing collection(s) which may include 8mm, 16mm or 35mm film and/or multiple video elements. Project tasks include physically handling and winding through film elements to obtain and enter information into the Archive’s FileMaker Pro asset management database utilizing established archival protocols. Data found will be used to facilitate formal MARC cataloging and eventual online public access to collections information. Other duties may include assisting with vault organization and logistical planning.
Required qualifications: Must be a current student in good standing and eligible to enroll for internship/practicum credit. Manual dexterity and ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 lbs preferred. Experience with data entry and database use, particularly FileMaker; careful attention to detail and ability to work independently when necessary.
Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with common film and video formats; basic handling and inspection skills for multiple types of physical media; knowledge of moving image and general cataloging practice and familiarity with descriptive standards; strong research and writing skills; an interest in film history.
Benefits: $17.01/ hour. Flexible dates — the internship will take place over the course of 8-weeks over the summer (May – September).
To apply: Email a current resume or c.v. with cover letter indicating your interest in the internship, including any special qualifications related to one or more of the listed collections, if applicable, to Lisa Fuguet at:
Applications will be accepted through March 31.
We look forward to hearing from you.