Digital Collections Assistant, IFI Irish Film Archive, Dublin

The Irish Film Institute is seeking to appoint a Digital Collections Assistant workign with the IFI Irish Film Archive on a two-year fixed term contract. Salary: The closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00, 05 July 2019.

The Irish Film Institute (IFI), is the national body charged with the promotion of film culture. As part of the IFI, the Irish Film Archive is responsible for collecting, preserving and making available Ireland's moving image heritage and the collections in its care includes film, digital materials and document collections.

The position of Digital Collections Assistant is a key position within the digital team.

Candidate requirement

The successful candidate should have a postgraduate qualification in Archiving or Librarianship or Digital Information Management (or in a related area) and/or equivalent experience in cultural archives and/or libraries. They will be an enthusiastic, flexible person, with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, who will be able to work effectively on their own or as part of a dynamic team. They will also have excellent IT, metadata creation and cataloguing experience,and be familiar with the management of analogue and digital assets and the use of databases. They will have an interest and knowledge of film and film culture, particularly Irish film.

Purpose of job

The Digital Collections Assistant is to assist the Digital Collection steam, particularly the Digital Collections Management Officer with the administration, processing and collections management of all material coming in from partner organisations i.e. Screen Ireland, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Arts Council, Dept. They will work closely with the Digital Collections Manager & Special Collections Manager to implement the DPAS; particularly in the area of digital AV accessioning and quality control, ensuring international standards of best practiceare applied in caring for the IFI's digital collections, and that new policies and procedures harmonise with existing collections management policies.

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