Missouri History Museum
  • 04-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Media
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 21.97
  • Hourly
  • Temporary full-time

Comprehensive benefits package

Position Summary:

The Missouri Historical Society seeks a Film Preservationist for a grant funded program. This is a temporary full-time position slated to start November 2019 ending November 2020.

Essential Functions:

  • Completing secondary inspection – including further observation; measurements and documentation of damaged or deteriorating film; and remediation and repair of damage, cleaning, leading and labeling on film currently vaulted off site
  • Creating new catalogue records and creating artifact condition reports for the film collection in the Museum's Collections Management System, Mimsy
  • Processing backlogged film, including inspecting, leading and labeling, cleaning, housing and rehousing canisters
  • Updating shipping and receiving digital inventory in Excel
  • Other duties as assigned


  • MA or Certification from a recognized film preservation program
  • Bachelor's degree in broadcasting, film/video production, history, or related field
  • Experience performing film inspections, preservation, and restoration in a film archive, audiovisual library, or recognized film processing/restoration laboratory or media center
  • Ability to operate all types of equipment associated with reviewing, inspecting, and preserving film
  • Thorough knowledge of film editing process and current best practices in film preservation processes


  • Ability to plan, organize, and carry through on film preservation projects
  • Accurate recording of data, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-driven and be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Physical ability to handle large, heavy and fragile materials; reach high and low shelving; utilize stairs (mobile and stationary), and operate a pallet lifter

Deadline to Apply: Position open until filled. Slated start date is November 2019.

Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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