New Year, New Work?

The Bay Area Video Coalition is looking for an unpaid preservation intern, to begin in February 2012 and work at least three months. BAVC is a leading vendor in the field of archival video and audio preservation and provides training and access to emerging media technologies for public media producers, independent artists, at-risk youths, and non-profit organizations. BAVC a seeking a student in library, archives, or film production or history studies who aspires to learn about the field of preservation, archival audio and video formats, and the developing field of born-digital and tape-based moving image preservation. Details about desired skills, deadlines, and other issues is online.

Democracy Now!, the public- and political-affairs radio/TV news hour broadcasting on 900 stations, is looking for unpaid but subsidized audiovisual archive interns for its 70,000 media elements – books, photographs, artifacts, and audiovisual materials such as field recordings, oral histories, interviews, and news footage from the 1980s to today. The archive serves daily operations and production of Democracy Now! as well as researchers, filmmakers, artists, and educators. The position requires a 10-week commitment and 15-20 hours per week, scheduled flexibly in the company’s Manhattan office. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged. Details of how to apply (with cover letter and résumé via email by January 27 2012 – and after that date, for subsequent internships) are online.

In Switzerland, La Cinémathèque suisse is making an 80%-time hire in its conservation and restoration division.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks a full-time media cataloger to create original and revised descriptive records for a collection of 5,163 ¾” U-matic video tapes in the course of a three-year grant-funded project. The Nashville, Tennesee, institution is in a three-year construction project that will more than double its exhibition and education space and will build a new climate-controlled vault to house its collection of over 1 million photos, audio recording, moving images, and 3D artifacts. Job requirement and other details are online.

The Country Music Hall of Fame is also looking for a media cataloging intern.

In Los Angeles, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is looking for a head of publicity and a development officer to raise money to help raise $150-million to build a museum of motion pictures in Los Angeles, and to lead the Academy’s long-term development operations.

The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh is looking for a full-time research associate for its time-based media collection, to catalog, research, and document its collection of approximately 920 film, video, audio, and computer-based art works; installations that incorporate time-based media; and related archival materials. Details are online including requirements which include a master’s degree in moving image preservation or equivalent combination of academic training and work experience, and an advanced understanding of avant-garde film and video history.

YCM Laboratories, a 35mm motion picture restoration lab in Burbank, California, is hiring hands-on film technicians with skills in nitrate and safety negative/positive repair, with timing and projecting experience preferred. Resumés (no calls) to Eric Aijala, Laboratory Superintendent, YCM Laboratories:

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