Employment

 Project Cataloger  40 hours/week
 
Northeast Historic Film seeks a full-time Project Cataloger for the course of a grant project scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2018.  The project, funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is  The Woman Behind the Camera:
Home Movies and Amateur Film by Women, 1925-1997.  To be hired immediately. The  Project Cataloger will work with the Project Director on the publication of 56 collections of women-made home movies and amateur film (created from both reversal film and analog video originals). The Project Cataloger must have experience and a high level of skill as a moving image cataloger. The top level finding aids will be published in EAD with attached item-level descriptions using the PBCore schema, so experience with the Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary is sought. The Project Cataloger will assist with the maintenance and stewardship of digital files created for the project and help optimize workflow for research, writing, entry, editing and publication of the records. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential for relations with collection donors and others.
 
This position reports to the Project Director and will work with the CollectiveAccess developer, Website developer, Technical Services manager, and Project Assistant.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
·         With the Project Director, create descriptive catalog entries and finding aids, consolidating and deploying Northeast Historic Film authority control for 46 moving image collections from Northeast Historic Film and the Lesbian Home Movie Project.
·         Work with Whirl-i-Gig, the CollectiveAccess developer, to ensure that the cataloging system works smoothly and efficiently to create the integrated hierarchical catalog records for the moving image materials.
·         Select and create one thematically-appropriate digital still image and digital video for each collection to accompany the finding aid, working with the Project Director and Technical Services staff.
·         Publish completed records online.
·         Assist with writing reports as required by granting agency and employer.
·         Update project Website and contribute to project blog.
 
SKILLS
The successful applicant will have excellent planning, organizing, and problem-solving abilities. She/he will have experience with moving image cataloging. Familiarity with digital storage and workflow issues, and digital file management and preservation will be a plus.  
 
 
 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
·      Previous experience as a moving image cataloger required. 
·      MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program highly desirable, although  experience as a cataloger with demonstrated training and high level skills may be considered.
·      Experience working with audiovisual materials in an archival context, familiarity with DACS, AMIM, AACR2, PBCore.
·      Exceptional research, writing, communication and English editing skills.
·   Proven capacity to handle digital video assets with assurance of speed, accuracy and confidence.
 
 
PAY & BENEFITS
Salary depending on experience.
Health insurance.
10 paid holidays.
Flexible schedule.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Qualified applicants should send letter of application and  résumé/CV to David S. Weiss, Interim Executive Director, david@oldfilm.org.
 
ORGANIZATION
Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1986 to preserve and make available moving images of interest to the people of northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts). The archives holds ten million feet of film and 8,000 analog and digital video recordings and is considered one of the most significant regional moving image archives in the United States. The organization is located on the Main Street of Bucksport, Maine, in a 1916 cinema building, in which NHF operates the Alamo Theatre, a 125-seat cinema, presenting first run films and live cultural and community events. Northeast Historic Film is recognized as a national leader in the community of audiovisual archives, working with colleagues in the Association of Moving Image Archivists and in collaborative projects.