Los Angeles, CA: Entry Level Media Archivist, Paramount Pictures

Job Opening Title: Entry Level Media Archivist / Media Archivist

Employer Name: Paramount Pictures

Job Location: Los Angeles

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

Salary Range: 22.26 – 27.82 hourly

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 1 – 4

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Entry Level Media Archivist – Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, CA

Paramount Pictures seeks a creative, intuitive, and focused photo archivist for their Stills Archive team. This is a full-time position for current Local 700 members or those who wish to join Local 700 (IATSE) after a 30-day work period.

The Entry Level Media Archivist/Media Archivist will be responsible for supporting ongoing photography preservation and special archive projects within the Stills Archive team, part of the larger Asset Management group at Paramount Pictures. They will work in collaboration with colleagues across the Asset Management group as well as external clients at times. This position will work with physical materials in a variety of formats including photographic prints, slides, negatives of all formats, contact sheets, original artwork, memorabilia, as well as born digital assets.

IATSE benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; pension plans; access to IATSE events, classes, and workshops.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Complete archival processing and descriptive work as assigned on physical and born digital collections
• Verify new archival asset content and technical attributes
• Create and update digital and physical inventory records
• Track archive material locations
• Physical material shipping
• Assist on the organization of our scanning queue
• Run reports on titles and maintain integrity of archive title element coverage
• Contribute to the maintenance of standards-based measures and metrics
• Fulfill archive research requests from internal or external clients
• Performs other duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the field
• Knowledge of photography and cinema history
• Knowledge of current archival best practices
• Strong organization and communication skills
• Experience working both collaboratively and independently
• Ability to lift boxes up to 20 pounds
• Ability to climb ladders and work at heights
• Experience in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite software

Preferred Qualifications
• ALA-accredited master’s degree (MLIS) or equivalent experience in the field
• Experience appraising, arranging, and describing archive collections
• Experience handling rare and fragile materials
• Ability to identify various photographic mediums and materials
• Experience using archival management systems
• Experience processing born-digital materials
• Ability for creative problem solving

Email resume and cover letter to:
Caitlin Denny
Lead Media Archivist

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