Research Assistant, Southern Folklife Collection

The Southern Folklife Collection is seeking a UNC-CH graduate student drawn from the School of Information and Library Science to work 15 hours per week ($1,002.31/monthly salary) as part of a grant-funded audiovisual preservation and access initiative. This position will play an important role within the project team, assisting the Audiovisual Archivist, Project Director and AV Assistant in processing new collections and carrying out activities related to digitization and long-term digital preservation of our audiovisual recordings.


  • Assist in processing new audiovisual acquisitions, including inventorying, rehousing, transcribing, labeling, and shelving of analog audio, video and film materials
  • Contribute to our internal audiovisual database by importing and editing item-level records and relevant metadata
  • Assist in locating, shipping and receiving materials for digitization by external vendors 

A strong candidate would have exceptional organizational skills, pay close attention to detail, and would be able to complete work in a timely manner. Knowledge of archival practice required.  Prior experience with media handling, interests in audiovisual preservation, and/or subject knowledge of southern vernacular music, art, and culture a plus.

The Research Assistant will be trained by various project staff, but will primarily be under the supervision of the Project Director and Audiovisual Archivist.

To Apply:
Send a current CV and brief cover letter to:

Erica Titkemeyer
Project Director | AV Conservator