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It is a new position.  You may apply if you wish. 
Preston

Marie O'Connell wrote:

>Hey Preston - whose job is this?.....or is it new?....and should I apply for
>it?
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>Kiwi
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>Marie O'Connell
>Sound Archivist/Audio Engineer/Sound Consultant
>The Center For Oral History & Cultural Heritage
>The University Of Southern Mississippi
>118 College Drive #5175
>Hattiesburg, MS, 39401-406
>Ph: 601-266-6514
>Fax: 601-266-6217
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
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>Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 9:02 AM
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>Subject: [ARSCLIST] Job Posting
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>FILM ARCHIVIST
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>The Mississippi Department of Archives and History seeks to hire a film 
>archivist for a three-year grant project to inspect, preserve, and 
>digitize portions of a 16mm newsfilm collection. The project is funded 
>by the U.S. Department of Interior's Save America's Treasures grant program.
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>The Newsfilm Collection consists of 635 reels of unedited 16mm film from 
>a Jackson, Mississippi, television station between 1954 and 1971. It 
>reflects life in the state, including extensive coverage of the Civil 
>Rights Movement in Mississippi.
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>The film archivist will 1) inspect each reel of the Newsfilm Collection 
>for damage, 2) clean and repair film reels, 3) select reels for 
>conservation, 4) create digital copies of selected reels using telecine 
>equipment and restoration software, 5) provide metadata elements using 
>Dublin Core standards and according to project procedures, and 6) assist 
>in the selection of equipment needed to digitize the collection. The 
>archivist will report to the Archives and Library Director of Image and 
>Sound and work in the Image and Sound Section, Archives and History 
>Division.
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>REQUIRED:          
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>A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in 
>Information Science, History, or a related field; and two (2) years of 
>archival experience working with conservation of film collections. 
>Formal classroom or workshop training in audiovisual archival work 
>provided by academic library school programs and/or professional 
>association organizations such as SAA, ARSC and AMIA.
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>Or
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>A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university 
>in Information Science, History, or a related field; and four (4) years 
>of archival experience working with conservation of film collections. 
>Formal classroom or workshop training in audiovisual archival work 
>provided by academic library school programs and/or professional 
>association organizations such as SAA, ARSC and AMIA.
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>PREFERRED:
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>Evidence of technical training in preservation and reformatting of 
>audiovisual materials, particularly with film and video collections. 
>Professional familiarity with current trends and techniques in archival 
>preservation as it relates to audiovisual holdings. Demonstrated 
>knowledge of issues surrounding the creation and management of digital 
>objects in sound and visual formats. Demonstrated ability to properly 
>handle and repair fragile motion picture film for telecine transfer and 
>to transfer motion picture film to video by use of telecine and video 
>equipment. Experience with Dublin Core metadata standards and software, 
>on-line cataloging systems and Informix SQL.
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>This full-time contractual position is currently on recruitment with an 
>annual starting salary of $36,000.
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>Deadline for application is April 27, 2006.
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>MDAH is an equal opportunity employer.
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>To apply: Send a resume with three references to:
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>Clara McKinnon
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>Director of Human Resources
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>Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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>P.O. Box 571
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>Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0571
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