The IFI Irish Film Archive seeks to appoint a Moving Image Access Officer.
Position Title: Moving Image Access Officer
Hours: 10-6, Monday –Friday, 35hours a week
Head of IFI Irish Film Archive
Period: 3 year fixed term contract
Archive Collections Team
Archive Librarian and Document Archivist
Irish Film Programming Dept.
Depositors and rights holders
Purpose of job: The IFI Irish Film Archive is guardian of the national moving image collection, one of the core aims of the Archive is to provide access to the material it holds; in addition to screening and publishing material from the collections, one of the most important ways it shares its collections is by making them available for study, research and to be utilised in new works. The Moving Image Access Officer plays a crucial role in facilitating physical and intellectual access to the moving image collections and in mediating use by researchers, students, programme makers and other members of the public. The Access Officer is the main point of contact for anyone accessing the moving image collections and facilitates access to them while taking copyright and preservation issues into consideration.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Responding to user requests for assistance and information
Provision of filmographic and technical information to users
Provision of advice on copyright for materials made available
Implementation of access rules and fees and liaising with IFI finance regarding invoicing of clients
Supervision of viewing public where required
Liaising with rights holders
Keeping rights info on database up to date
Ensuring appropriate clearances are furnished before collections are released
Liaising with IFP and collections team re duplication of collections
Overseeing technical management of edit suite
Overseeing scheduling of edit suite
Digitising material and provision of clips to users
Filing paper work and documentation to show appropriate clearances have been obtained
Assisting with other access-related activities when required.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated with outstanding interpersonal skills. Candidate will be flexible and will be able to work as part of a small team or under own their initiative. They will have excellent administration and organisational skills, will be able to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines. They will have experience of dealing with rights clearance and third party use of intellectual property. A working knowledge of Final Cut Pro and experience of working with a variety of digital tape and file formats would be a distinct advantage. An interest and knowledge of indigenous Irish film and television production would be preferable.
All applications should be made by email – Subject line Access Officer, with a covering letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12.00pm Monday 16th July. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
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