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We're hiring! Audiovisual Preservation Intern/Pathways Fellow

In partnership with over 370 libraries, archives and museums (and growing), California Revealed is a California State Library initiative that helps public libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other heritage groups digitize, preserve, and provide online access to materials documenting the state’s history, art, and cultures. We also provide free access and preservation services for existing digital collections, including technical advice and guidance, for partner organizations with in-house digitization programs.

California Revealed gathers best archival practices for digitization and digital preservation, establishes low-cost, practical standards, and then manages digitization, online access, and digital preservation activities on behalf of partner organizations. Free public access is provided for teaching, study, and enjoyment. In addition, records are shared with Calisphere, WorldCat, the Digital Public Library of America, and the Home Movie Registry. More information about partner services and opportunities is available here

California Revealed is grant-funded by the California State Library. Project operations are located at the California State Library in Sacramento.

In partnership with the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), California Revealed is a host site for AMIA’s Pathways Fellowship and will offer one AMIA Pathways paid internship position during Summer 2023. The goal of this program is to support and mentor the professional journeys of aspiring individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to find their learning objectives and help guide their development as professionals in the field of audiovisual archiving.

The internship position is a contract position for a total of 300 hours over approximately 10 weeks, beginning on July 3rd. The internship is structured as a hybrid position, which includes the possibility of both remote and on-site work.

First review of applications will begin May 1, 2023, with the internship filled by May 15th.

Position Description

The Pathways Intern will help support the following activities:

  • Catalog and describe digital and physical audiovisual materials representing a wide range of communities in California.

  • Normalize and standardize metadata in a content management system according to PBCore cataloging authority. Improves metadata to enhance discoverability of the California Revealed collections.

  • Perform quality assurance and control of audiovisual files and metadata records.

  • Prepare audiovisual collection materials for digitization.

  • Upload audiovisual access files and metadata to the Internet Archive.

  • Pack audiovisual materials for shipping to digitization vendors.

  • Assist with collection curation, development, and outreach.

  • Post to California Revealed’s social media and contribute to the seasonal newsletter.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Experience

  • Interest in the fields of: archival science, library science, and audiovisual preservation.

  • Interest in California history.

  • Working knowledge of library and archives preservation principles, including digitization and metadata standards for long-term preservation and access.

  • Experience with quality assurance and control procedures for digitized archival materials, specifically audiovisual materials.

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud products such as Premiere Pro and Audition for quality control.

  • Experience with handling and preservation of archival materials, specifically audiovisual recordings.

  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently, in an environment where consultation, flexibility, and cooperation are essential.

  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office applications in Mac environments, particularly Excel.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


$23/hour; up to 30 hrs/week or 300 hours total, for up to 10 weeks. The Internship will begin July 3, 2023. Student workers are welcome to arrange internships for credit with their institution in addition to the financial compensation provided by AMIA.

The internship position will be paid directly through the Pathways Fellowship


Fellowship and internship applications must be submitted separately to both California Revealed and AMIA by April 30, 2023.

We recommend submitting them both on the internship deadline date.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Pamela Vadakan, Director

California Revealed

California State Library

900 N Street

Sacramento, CA 95814


Please apply for the AMIA Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship at:


Key dates

March 15: Applications Open 

April 30: Final Applications Closed 

May 15: Internships Finalized 

May 15: Fellowship Cohort Welcomed 

May 22: Host Orientation Session 

June 1: Fellowship Begins & Fellowship Orientation 

June 5: Curriculum Begins 

July 1: Mentorship Begins up to 10 consecutive weeks (300 hours)