Position Details The Wesleyan Cinema Archives provides a home for the University’s growing collections related to motion picture and television history. Committed to the care and preservation of paper materials, photographs, and memorabilia, the Archive is a connoisseur’s collection of artists whose careers reflect unique aspects of cinema.
Reporting to the Curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives the Curatorial and Programming Assistant works closely with the Curator, and other staff to support work and projects related to curating, archives, prints, events, and programming and involves significant evening and weekend work.
Primary responsibility in each of the areas include:
ARCHIVAL/CURATORIAL Manage and inventory Archival format films
Organize archival materials for classroom use
Facilitate and monitor on site archive researchers
Prepare and inventory archival materials for cataloging
Assist with preparing and mounting gallery exhibitions
Assist with archive presentations for students and visitors
Maintain records of student and researchers for use of archival materials
PROGRAMMING AND OUTREACH
Manage and maintain C-Film/Archive electronic display
Assist with Film series poster design and promotion
Create video announcements of upcoming film screenings
Assist with weekend workshops and summer film series
Provide technical support for film-related special events Film Prints and Projection
Assist with the preparation of 16 mm, 35mm, and 70mm films for projection
Assist with the standard maintenance of film projection booths and equipment
Conduct regular inspection of screening rooms, including stocking supplies
Assist in projection of 16 mm films as needed
Train student projectionist
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Maintain knowledge of technical equipment and maintenance vendors, and handle correspondence on minor repair issues
Assist in trouble-shooting during classroom and event screenings
Ingestion of Digital Cinema Package (DCP) films into server
Willingness to be assigned classroom projection – flexibility throughout the academic year is necessary
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications Associate degree and at least one year experience in a support role. May include student experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Demonstrated interest and knowledge of film, curating, archival or related work.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities, work effectively under pressure and follow through with details.
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, electronic, outlook and web page management.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications Prior experience working in higher ed
Wesleyan University is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. With its distinctive teacher-scholar culture, innovative programming, and collaborative commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world.