Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Archival Assistant - Los Angeles

LAC Group seeks an Archival Assistant for a temporary full-time position working at a university library in Los Angeles, CA. This position is anticipated to last 2 months. We are looking for someone with a background in archives and a demonstrated an understanding of basic archival practices and processing.


  • Inventory of video tape collection (U-Matic, DVC-PRO, and BetaSP)
  • Creating a best practices spreadsheet for description and arrangement of tapes
  • Establish a workflow for the project; Data recorded for each tape in the spreadsheet will be used to create an EAD finding aid
  • Evaluate tapes for issues with preservation and make recommendations in this regard, and identifying access points and indexing terms


  • Candidates should have a background in archives and demonstrated an understanding of basic archival practices and processing
  • Solid interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are also necessary
  • Previous experience in processing video materials, preferred
  • Knowledge of best practices for description video materials, preferred
  • Knowledge of video preservation standards, preferred
  • Knowledge of HTML and EAD for the eventual online presentation of the finding aid, preferred

Work Hours: This position is full-time (40 hours). The assistant must work between approximately 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday – Friday. If someone wanted to work twenty or thirty hours per week, this could be accommodated.

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LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce

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