Bay Area Video Coalition Preservation Internship

One of my favorite Bay Area organizations is looking for an intern. No pay, but great experience and a foot in the door with a fine bunch of folks. Details below.



Bay Area Video Coalition
Preservation Internship

Job Description

Bay Area Video Coalition seeks an unpaid intern for our Preservation
Department beginning February 2012. We are a leading vendor in the

field of archival video and audio preservation, and wish to work with
a library, archives, or film production / history student who aspires
to learn about the field of preservation, archival audio and video

formats, and the developing field of born-digital and tape-based
moving image preservation.

Skills acquired include: Archival care and handling of legacy video-
and audiotapes, using a patch bay set-up for video and audio

preservation and transfer, reading a waveform monitor, vector scope,
audio meters, etc. to ensure accurate and authentic preservation,
function and use of a time base corrector, and a variety of other

skills related to tape duplication and preservation standards and
protocol, including new advances in the field.

Duties will include assisting shipping and receiving, labeling

preserved tapes, hard disk drives, and digital files, light clerical,
metadata and cataloging entry at clients’ request.

Following training, additional duties may include tape and DVD

duplication and quality control, archival videotape inspection and
cleaning, blacking and coding tapes.

Experience desired includes any video or audio production or
post-production, an interest in preservation or archives, particularly

video or audio preservation, library experience, education, or current
training in audiovisual archives or museum studies.

We require at least a three-month commitment, of 8-15 hours per week.

School credit may be arranged.

If interested, please send a resumé and cover letter to the BAVC
Preservation Department, 2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor, San
Francisco, CA 94110, or by email to, or any questions


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