Archivist

Posted: 4/16/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Under supervision of the Director, Archives & Collections, the Archivist will be in a client-facing role, responsible for day-to-day work of selecting, cataloging, maintaining, making available and transporting the archived assets of NBCUniversal businesses. These assets include but are not limited to props, costumes, photography, artwork, production records, and marketing & publicity material.

The Archivist will also be responsible for executing requests for film and TV publicity displays, production loans, and loans to museums and other external institutions.
  • Work closely with NBCUniversal productions to create lists, select and acquire props, costumes and artwork from current feature film productions for permanent retention in Archives & Collections.
  • Work closely with staff from any NBCUniversal business (including Universal Pictures, Universal Television, Dreamworks Animation, Universal Parks & Resorts, and others as needed) to make assets available for exhibits and loans. Includes loan preparation, condition reports, and transportation.
  • Courier and install exhibits of Archives & Collections assets from any NBCUniveral line of business as needed, both domestic and international.
  • Complete MPLP processing and cataloging of feature collections.
  • Work closely with Universal Parks & Resorts theme parks to coordinate exhibits.
  • Supervise and train interns as part of NBCUniversal internship program
  • Represent NBCUniversal Archives & Collections by participating in applicable professional associations and NBCUniversal employee affinity groups.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director, Archives & Collections


  • 1. Bachelor’s degree with coursework in history, archival administration, or museum studies. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences, Museum Studies or Public History, as well as knowledge of the entertainment industry preferred.

    2. Detail oriented person, with strong organizational skills. Manual dexterity to handle fragile collections, and ability to lift 40-pound boxes required.

    3. Experience with museum exhibit loans and installations.

    4. Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and digital imaging software.

    5. Good communication, customer service and writing skills are required, as is the ability to be a self-starter that works independently or within a team.



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