***Please address all inquiries to the AMIA Search Committee (contact
information at the bottom of the posting).***
ASSOCIATION OF MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS
1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-463-1500 Fax: 323-463-1506
Position Open: Executive Director
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Executive Director of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
leads, plans, and directs the work of AMIA, the largest non-profit (501
C-3) professional membership association for individuals and institutions
concerned with the preservation of moving images. The Executive Director
oversees the Association's mandate to advance the field of moving image
archiving by fostering international cooperation among those concerned with
the acquisition, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image
materials. The Executive Director works under the general supervision of
the AMIA Board of Directors, and has overall responsibility, as well as
delegated authority, for planning and formulating policies and procedures
for the Association, for setting its goals and objectives, for developing
and directing the Association's activities in support of its members, and
for the oversight and administration of programs and operations related to
the advancement of the field.
We are seeking a creative, entrepreneurial thinker who can build
relationships within the moving image archival community, a person with
vision and a passion for the mission of AMIA.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT:
The position is responsible for directing all AMIA programs and activities.
The AMIA Executive Director plans, directs, and manages AMIA's resources,
programs and services to assure that the Association is a major contributor
to national and international efforts to develop the moving image archival
profession. The position is responsible for AMIA budget planning and
execution, workforce planning and management, policy administration, and
operational processes. Oversees evaluations of current and proposed
programs and operations and initiates, modifies, recommends and
discontinues activities as appropriate. Sets priorities and ensures that
work supports the mission and goals of the Association, its membership and
Board of Directors. Oversees the management of the technical, human, and
financial resources necessary to achieve the Association's goals. Ensures
that deadlines and reporting requirements on funded projects are met.
Conceives, plans, and develops new and innovative programs, processes, and
techniques for managing AMIA programs. Applies knowledge of evolving trends
and best practices in the moving image archival field. Exercises
flexibility in meeting emerging needs and challenges. Leads AMIA's
contributions to the ongoing professionalization of the moving image
FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT:
In collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Development Committee,
the position is responsible for conducting fund-raising activities and
developing private/public partnerships and sponsorships to support the
Association's activities and programs on national and international levels.
The Executive Director develops and leads outreach efforts and
collaborations with external communities of partners, sponsors and
supporters in fostering and promoting the growth of its membership and
developing its membership programs. Seeks outside funding and cultivates
relationships with potential donors and partners in support of AMIA goals.
Carries out special projects with related organizations, foundations and
other agencies on projects and grant programs.
LIAISON AND PUBLIC CONTACT:
In conjunction with the Board President (elected by the membership for a
two-year term), serves as a principal liaison and spokesperson for the
Association on all matters related to its activities.
Maintains the highest professional standing in the audiovisual archival
community and sustains the prestige of the Association throughout the
profession. Explains and promotes the programs of the Association using
print, media and other outlets, including briefings, seminars and symposia.
Collaborates with other archival, cultural and educational institutions in
the U.S. and abroad. Leads innovative AMIA efforts and special projects
with institutional partners, consortia, and other archival organizations to
promote the goals of the AMIA membership and the moving image archival
field as a whole. Ensures that AMIA is a major contributor to such efforts
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various
high-level individuals, other organizations, executives of major
corporations, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and
maintains close and cooperative working relationships with professional
peers, government agencies, private foundations, and other institutions
with related interests. Ensures close coordination and regular
communication among AMIA's President, officers, Board of Directors, staff,
and committee chairs on the status of the Association's work activities and
programs. Provides leadership, policy guidance and assistance to AMIA
volunteer committees and interest groups.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
The position supervises AMIA staff as well as potential consultants,
contractors and temporary employees.
Manages staff time and delegates administrative responsibilities among core
staff to maximize office productivity. Establishes performance expectations
for staff members, which are clearly communicated. Provides informal
feedback and periodically evaluates staff and volunteers on organizational
performance. Takes personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and
counsel to staff members related to work and policy matters.
Furthers the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive
steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by
adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically,
incumbent initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for
the area under his/her direction in the following: (1) merit promotion of
employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of
all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements;
(4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their
This position is responsible for working in collaboration with the
member-elected Board of Directors to formulate and administer policies
affecting the mission of the Association.
Develops, conceives, plans, and implements innovative policies and
guidelines in support of the AMIA's mission and objectives. Explores and
prepares long-range development plans, as well as short-term strategies.
DESIRED BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS:
* Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree in related field (media;
library, archival, or information studies; nonprofit management; arts
* ASAE or Archival Certification encouraged.
* Demonstrated leadership ability, flexibility and creativity.
* Experience in non-profit management, volunteer management, fundraising,
and policy development.
* Strong organizational and project management skills.
* Persuasive oral and written communication abilities.
* Ability to speak to large audiences.
* Background in working with a diverse body of cultural heritage
institutions, including those outside of North America.
* Background in public policy, publishing, education, or event planning
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
* Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.
* Medical, dental and vision.
* Paid vacation.
* 403(b) deferred compensation plan available.
* Travel, both domestic and international.
Send letter, resume, and names of three references to:
3110 N. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504
Email: [log in to unmask]
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2005 and will continue
until the position is filled.
AMIA is an equal opportunity employer.
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