Job Posting: Preservation Educational Resources Fellowship (part-time)

Bay Area Video Coalition

Job Description

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is accepting applications for its Preservation Educational Resources Fellowship. The Fellow will work for a period of one year within the Preservation Department, assisting with the development of a suite of educational resources designed to assist individuals and organizations alike in taking initial steps to assess and establish a preservation plan for their audiovisual materials.

BAVC is one of the nation’s longest-standing non-profit video and audio preservation organizations. By spearheading ongoing open source initiatives, BAVC remains a leader in the field, developing high quality preservation standards and practices, and serving cultural organizations nationally. We wish to work with a library, archives, film production or history student/recent graduate who aspires to learn about preservation planning and archival audiovisual formats and who demonstrates the strong desire to help us advance the field of moving image preservation.

Duties will include:
Researching existing audiovisual preservation tools and educational resources

Assisting with the research and acquisition of various samples of audiovisual formats

Assisting with the identification and documentation of conditions that can impact the well-being of audiovisual materials (during both storage and also playback)

Participating in, and providing support for, the production of educational resources (including print materials, instructional videos, and web content).

Skills acquired will include:
Knowledge of audiovisual preservation best practices and familiarity with the field of media preservation. A thorough understanding of the preservation of audiovisual materials (including equipment, format identification, proper care and handling and cleaning techniques, and playback and storage best practices).

Experience desired:
Video or audio production or post-production

Training in preservation or archives (particularly video or audio preservation), library education/ experience or current training in audiovisual archives or museum studies.

We require a minimum commitment of 12 months and 20-25 hours per week. This is a paid position.

If interested, please send a resumé and cover letter to the BAVC Preservation Department at

Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110