|Department||School of Cinematic Arts|
|Location||University Park Campus|
|Percent of time for Part-time Position|
|Hiring Range||43,000 – 50,000|
|Job Announcement||The University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts seeks an energetic, experienced curator to oversee the day to day operations of The USC Warner Bros. Archives including developing operational procedures, assisting researchers with informational requests concerning the collection, overseeing the fulfillment of access requests, maintaining and preserving collection materials , managing the student wage budget, ensuring inventory reconciliation, and hiring and training student assistants.THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. University and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education; USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, see http://www.usc.edu.RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Reporting to the Assistant Head of the USC Cinematic Arts Library, the Warner Bros. Archivist will:
Advise researchers on the use of the collection.
Conducts research for special collection requests as needed and determines how to handle problematic requests.
Receives, Inventories, catalogs and shelves or stores all new acquisitions according to professional standards.
Serves as liaison between school or department and other university departments on matters concerning the collection. May make presentations to classes and/or other groups to explain purpose and use of the collection.
Ensures that inventory reconciliation, and organization of data and reports for collection is completed on a regular basis concerning the location and condition of the materials. Ensures utilization of accepted methods of protecting and preserving collection materials.
Develops, modifies and implements operational procedures for the collection in coordination with the Assistant Head of the Cinematic Arts Library.
Gathers facts and figures to develop a budget and tracks budget activity, as assigned. Prepares financial reports as needed.
Provides leadership and guidance to other employees and student workers performing similar work within the unit, as assigned. Trains employees as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer
|Minimum Education||Bachelor’s degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education|
|Minimum Experience||2 years Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience|
|Minimum Field of Expertise||Specialized knowledge pertinent to materials in collection(s) and archival equipment. Experience utilizing digital reproduction technologies such as scanners and digital cameras for preservation, access and/or exhibition.|
|Preferred Education||Master’s Degree in Cinema or related field|
|Preferred Experience||Three years of experience working in an archive.
Experience as a special collections curator/archivist.
|Supervises – Nature of Work|
|Preferred Field of Expertise|
|Special Instructions to Applicants|
|Quicklink for Posting||http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/28134|