The position has primary responsibility for archival media collections
management, including arrangement and description, and preservation.
Under the direction of the Appalshop Board of Directors and in
collaboration with an advisory committee, the archivist will improve
access to the Appalshop Archive collections for the public as well as
plan for collection development. The position also includes supervision
of temporary personnel, overseeing the maintenance of the physical
facility for the Archive, as well as program development with Appalshop
Since 1969, Appalshop, as a community-based media center in central
Appalachia, has produced media about the region from the region.
Appalshop has extensive archival audio and moving image collections
encompassing audiotape, digital materials, videotape, 16mm film, and
other formats. The collections include material pertaining to the
history, culture, and social issues of Appalachia.
The archivist will:
* Complete an assessment of the audiovisual materials and make
preservation priorities from the inventories, further guiding the
cataloging and preservation of the collections.
* Protect the original materials; create preservation masters, and
provide reference copies of materials at risk in the collections.
* Arrange and catalogue still and moving images and recorded sound
holdings in the Appalshop Archive.
* Optimize use of the vault and archival storage space.
* Participate in service to the public including access, outreach,
and educational activities as determined by the organization's mission
Required: Training and/or experience with audio and moving image
materials, formats, and equipment; ALA-accredited MLS or MA, American
history/American studies or a media-related field with archival course
work or training; previous professional experience in an archive or
similar research facility; knowledge of archival practices, particularly
for moving image formats and sound recordings; computer literacy and
knowledge of databases.
Preferred: Technical knowledge of moving image preservation and audio
preservation; knowledge of folklore or Appalachian Studies; excellent
writing skills demonstrated through articles, grant proposals, etc.;
both administrative and supervisory experience.
Salary commensurate with background and experience; competitive benefits
Deadline for Application:
Applications will be accepted from July 15, 2003, until the position is
Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses
(including e-mail) , and telephone numbers of three references to:
c/o Personnel Committee
91 Madison Ave.
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Appalshop, Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation. Additional
information is available at the organization's website at:
Appalshop, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly
committed to the diversity of its staff.