History Detectives Archivist Job

From: Roody Dorsainvil [mailto:Roody.Dorsainvil@liontv.us]
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:20 AM
To: alicia.kubes@nyu.edu
Subject: History Detectives Archivist Job Posting

With an assistant, the Series Archivist is responsible for doing all visual research, acquiring and cataloguing material (still images and moving footage) and licensing archive for broadcast and sale. In addition to obtaining and delivering archive for each story edit, the Archivist is responsible for meeting a high standard for broadcast-quality imagery and ensuring historic accuracy of all archive. The Series Archivist manages a tight budget and must meet hard deadlines – multiple stories are researched and edited simultaneously. The position runs for approximately 9 months during which time 21 twenty-minute stories and 18 ninety-second stories will be completed for PBS.

Candidates must be highly organized, efficient and resourceful. Attention to detail is absolutely critical for this position. A high level of creativity and adaptability are essential to accommodate a limited budget, time constraints and constantsc-ript changes. Candidates must be excellent communicators across all levels of production and editing staff and must be able to foster relationships with archival sources in order to negotiate prices and contract terms.

Roody R. Dorsainvil

Production Manager Jr. – History Detectives

Lion Television

304 Hudson Street (5th Fl.)

New York, NY 10013

Phone: 212-206-8633 ext. 3859

Fax: 212-206-8636

Email: Roody.Dorsainvil@liontv.us

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Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

http://aphdigital.org

http://history.fas.nyu.edu/object/history.gradprog.archivespublichistory.html

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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