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Company Name:
Brown University, Dept. of Modern Culture and Media
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Providence, Rhode Island
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
3-5 Years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Media Archivist

The Media Archivist will maintain the Department of Modern Culture and Media's collection of 16mm films, DVDs and digital media (including cleaning, upkeep, and arranging for proper storage for our celluloid and other media collections), as well as expand and diversify the collection to support both continuing and new research/teaching interests in the department and new and emerging media technologies.

This position involves researching offerings in both media texts and technologies, purchasing media holdings for the archive, and organizing and maintaining these holdings. The Archivist will co-supervise the MCM Events and Screening Assistant and student Projectionists with facilitating the use of the Archive in courses and in departmental and university film festivals, screening series, and other events.

The Archivist will teach one course an academic year on matters relating to media archiving to support students' understanding of media formations, as well as develop valuable expertise in an emerging profession of media archiving, curation, conservation, and exhibition.


  • Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of related experience in film, video, and digital media archiving, curation, and/or film preservation maintenance or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred: Master's degree in a field such as Archive Science; Museum Studies; Film and Media Studies; Moving Image Archiving and Preservation; Digital Curation; or Library and Information Science.
  • ​​​​Demonstrated knowledge of film and media history and experience working with media archives, including experience in curation and media material maintenance.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills for instructing students in areas of archival and media studies.


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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Brown is an Ivy League University located in Providence, Rhode Island, comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional graduate and undergraduate instruction. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

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