The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applicants for two paid, undergraduate Media Archiving and Preservation (MAP) Fellowships for the Fall 2022 semester. Undergraduate students from relevant disciplines (Cinema Studies, Media Studies, History, Art and Art History, etc.) are encouraged to apply. 

CU Boulder Libraries will offer two positions in Fall 2022 in Archives and Preservation. MAP Fellows will learn from the Libraries’ Moving Image Archivist to review, identify, and describe 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, and 35mm film and various formats of video tape from the archives’ collections and to prepare media for digitization and/or long-term preservation. Fellows will gain experience handling moving image film and related equipment, identifying various film and video formats and characteristics, organizing and describing media material according to archival standards, and employing best practices for preservation of film and video materials.  

Two undergraduate students will be selected for the duration of the semester. Each MAP Fellow will be expected to participate in archival activities 6-8 hours per week in Norlin Library, during regular work hours, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. 

Each MAP Fellow will receive: 

  • A $1800 stipend for the semester, disbursed in monthly payments  

  • Up to $300 in professional development funds, which can be used to pay for conference registration (virtual or in-person, when/if COVID-19 restrictions allow), webinar registration, or membership in professional organizations 

  • Direct professional mentoring with the Libraries’ Moving Image Archivist  

  • The option to continue as a Libraries’ MAP Fellow for up to 2 subsequent semesters, with the same stipend and benefits each semester 

Previous experience in media archiving and preservation is not required – though preference may be given to students who have taken CINE 4024: Film Archiving and Preservation: Theories, Ethics, Practice or CINE 3043: Moving Image Archives: Curation, Management, and Programming.  

Please complete the MAP Fellowship application form by Friday, August 26.