Curator, USC, Warner Brothers Archives

Posting Details

Requisition ID 1001484
Position ID P0017948601
Academic Title Curator
Department School of Cinematic Arts
Location University Park Campus
Employment Type Full-Time
Percent of time for Part-time Position
Employment Terms Existing
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
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and at least two-year’s experience in an academic, research, or public library setting. Specialized knowledge pertinent to materials in collections, an dknowledge of archival equipment.
In addition candidates must have demonstrated:
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Experience utilizing digital reproduction technologies such as scanners and digital cameras for preservation, access and or exhibition.
Working knowledge of data file formats and software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, and File-maker Pro
Ability to train and instruct student personnel
A strong service orientation
Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
A Master’s Degree in Cinema or a related field
Three years of experience working in an archive
Experience as a special collections curator/archivist

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer

FLSA Exempt

Minimum Qualifications

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 Qualifications

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
Supervises – Nature of Work
Preferred Field of Expertise

Additional Information

Special Instructions to Applicants
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/28134
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