Research and Education Assistant @ UCLA Film & Television Archive

The UCLA Film & Television Archive (FTVA), a division of the UCLA Library, is internationally renowned for rescuing, preserving, and showcasing moving image media and is dedicated to ensuring that the visual achievements of our time are available for information, research, education, and enjoyment. FTVA’s Research and Education (R/E) division is the primary access point to the Archive’s collection for the UCLA community and an international constituency of academic faculty, scholars, students, writers, and professionals. R/E facilitates on-site viewing of collection titles through its Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC). Located in Powell Library, ARSC provides daily on-site research support to a range of researchers, both in and outside of the UCLA community, who visit the center to conduct research for class assignments, books, articles, dissertations, and commercial media productions.

The Research and Education Assistant will work directly with FTVA Research and Education staff to create collection resources designed to enhance catalog discovery and support research directed towards curriculum development and academic scholarship.

Duties include:

• Develop publicly accessible resource guides for FTVA collections including Outfest Legacy Project and subjects such as Asian American Film/Television, Home Movies, Independent American Cinema, Women in Television, Popular Music in Film/TV.
• Create bibliographies of published scholarship as they relate to collection items.

• Research related FTVA holdings and materials in other UCLA archives and special collections as they may correspond with each other.
• Research within the collection to identify holdings that are relevant to ARSC research requests, course curriculum, and FTVA Research and Education special projects.
• Assist FTVA Research and Education staff with all areas of planning special project (presentations, screenings, symposiums) in collaboration across Archive and Library units and academic departments.


Work Location: Hybrid schedule that will combine working remote and onsite at 46 Powell Library

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Job Code: FTVA02

Writing sample required: research paper demonstrating a critical analysis of any topic relating to film and/or television history/production/theory/visual style; may include archival research, but not required.

The position is only open to undergraduates who have work-study awards.