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Processing Archivist (part-time),Private Collection, Boston, MA

This is a project based position. The deadline for the project database completion, or
significantly completed, by December 2023, with the potential for additional archiving
after December 2023.

Salary and hours:
$25 to $35 per hour based on qualifications.
10 to 20 hours per week are flexible based on achieving the deadline guideline.

A photojournalist / filmmaker of distinction seeks an advanced student in modern
archiving to review and sort a substantial collection of photographs, video, and related
material of a 35 year documentary project.
This project consists of physical 35mm film, digital photo files, digital video and audio
files, and related material.
This is a distinctive historic and acclaimed documentary project published in magazine
essays, documentary film productions, and public exhibitions.
The initial phase of the project will be to make an inventory of the collection currently on
hard drives, and original film negatives in binders and file folders, to sort it by media and
see it “whole.” To organize this material by date and identifying content in to a cross
referenced database. The organization of this material is to be able to locate the
material quickly in a streamlined way.

The archivist working with the photographer/filmmaker should have completed formal
course work in Archives, and have experience in digitization, electronic searching,
appraisal and digital stewardship. An interest in
contemporary history, documentary work and journalism is a plus.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resumé and cover letter to Katherine Wisser at Simmons’ School of
Library and Information Science. Email: [email protected].