Assistant Archivist – CUNY TV

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Based at the CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY TV is the largest public university television station in the U.S., producing and broadcasting programming on public affairs, education, science, business, and independent media. The archive at CUNY TV manages the 30-year production history of the station, a broadcast library, audiovisual collections produced within the City University of New York, and acquired collections. CUNY TV’s collections cover a variety of analog and digital audiovisual formats, including 1/4″ reel audio, analog and digital videotape, and archival and broadcast digital formats.

Position Description

CUNY TV seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, archive professional to support collection management and preservation activities under the direction of the archivist of CUNY TV. Current preservation projects include a focus on U-Matic, Betacam SP, born-digital television production material, 1/4″ audio, typewritten scripts, and personal papers.

Responsibilities include coordinating the preparation, organization, and rehousing of materials held at CUNY TV and its offsite facilities; coordinating cataloging and inventory initiatives; supporting reference and access requests to the collections; managing preservation projects; performing quality assurance and processing on digital media; and promoting the collection.


Graduate level studies in Archival Science or Library and Information Science. Experience working on digitization projects; experience with legacy audiovisual formats; good communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of best standards for digital capture, description, and preservation; active interest in emerging digital technologies; proven record of successful project management and working in a team environment.

Salary is based on qualifications & experience.

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume via email to dave [at]