The pioneering Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about people of African descent around the world. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. The BFC/A partners with the IU Cinema, the Eskenazi Museum of Art, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, and the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, as well as the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society on our public programming. Our collections support visiting researchers as well as curricula in The Media School, the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and the Department of History, to name a few.
The BFC/A is part of The Media School at Indiana University, which is built on a decades-long tradition of journalism, film, media, and communication at one of the nation's premier public universities. Our programs focus on teaching, researching, and creating media - from academic, creative, and professional perspectives. The Media School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students, scholars, and staff.
Reporting to the Director, the Associate Director serves as administrative liaison for the Black Film Center/Archive in its interactions with individuals, offices, and organizations within and outside IU. Develops and maintains strong relationships with faculty and students to support a responsive program of academic services for research, teaching, and learning at IU. In consultation with the Director, manages the day-to-day operations, financial management, and regular administration of the BFC/A. Hires, trains, and manages professional staff, support staff, graduate research assistants, student hourly employees, interns, and practicum students at the BFC/A in personal areas of expertise. Contributes to and administers all grant proposals, budgets, reports, and related materials. Serves as lead project director and/or, on behalf of the Director, as project manager for awarded grants, maintaining internal systems to track and report grant activities, and ensuring that all proposal conditions and goals are met. Coordinates public programs with an emphasis on illuminating the archive's mission and diverse collections, including filmmaker and scholar visits, screenings, interviews, workshops, symposia, conferences, master classes, exhibitions, and other events serving the university and the local community.
Master's degree and five years of successful and increasingly responsible administrative experience.
Knowledge of program management principles, concepts, and techniques as applied to leading the work of complex organizational operations and processes. Ability to analyze organizational and operational issues and develop solutions. Ability to supervise, develop, and lead a diverse team of career staff and student employees. Ability to interact collaboratively and provide consultation and liaison services for diverse populations of faculty, staff, and students at all levels of the University. Ability to effectively communicate through a variety of mediums. Fluent in the collection, analysis, and presentation of data.
Experience in arts administration and/or a demonstrated knowledge and interest in arts and/or film.
Working Conditions / Demands
Standard office environment. Occasional long hours and evening and weekend activities.
Main location within Herman B Wells Library
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3AD
Job Function: Finance
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