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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: May 31, 2019
Departmental Overview The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. For more information, visit our website bampfa.org.
Responsibilities BAMPFA is working on a grant-funded project to preserve and make accessible unique holdings of work by Top Value Television (TVTV), a collective of experimental artists and political activists who produced groundbreaking public broadcast videos from 1972 - 1979. The project will result in the preservation, cataloging and enhanced access of more than 400 videos and related ephemera including scrapbooks, photographs, posters, and logbooks. The Project Assistant will work in collaboration with the BAMPFA Film Library and Study Center, Film Collection and Digital Media staff.
For all materials, help inventory, pack, ship or deliver, and reconcile upon their return. Track all shipping costs for the project; create accurate inventories for all materials.
Follow BAMPFA guidelines in performing quality control on all materials.
View digital video access files from the lab, noting quality (e.g., visual or audio dropout, tracking irregularities, etc.) and writing brief general summary of content.
Prepare reports for Digital Media Specialist regarding any technical problems with digital video files.
Perform quality control on all digital documents and photos, including verifying filenames and metadata as well as image quality. Ingest files into appropriate digital asset management systems.
Provide clerical and administrative support for the project.
Maintain accurate, up-to-date paper and electronic records related to all these activities, including reconciled inventories and shipping logs and quality control documentation.
Arrange travel for consultants; assist with purchasing supplies; and provide quarterly progress reports to the project team.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Training and/or experience relevant to technical assessment of digitized paper documents, photographs, and moving images.
Technical knowledge of video.
Familiarity with archival principles and ethics and with standard archival collection and handling practices.
Skill in carrying out administrative and clerical responsibilities and in organizing and prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines efficiently.
Demonstrated extreme accuracy and attention to detail; legible handwriting.
Effective communication, collaboration and research skills.
Reliable attendance in past employment.
Proficiency with Mac applications including Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Photoshop. Ability to learn new applications quickly.
Clearance for lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds and to handtruck up to 120 pounds.
Valid CDL and safe driving record.
Eduation/Training: Professional training or equivalent experience with archival and digital video.
Knowledge of video history
Knowledge of 1970s American political and cultural history
Familiarity with digital asset management systems
Driving Required A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Other Information This is a part-time (50%) contract position scheduled to end 4/30/2020, but may be extended by several months.
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