Film Librarian

Video Librarian

The tasks a Librarian Films is expected to perform include:

Organizing and maintaining collection of processed motion pictures for future use or reference

Receiving films both 55 mm and 16 mm, positive and negative as well as master positive, reference prints, library prints, etc.

Preparing complete catalogue index and storing MMS by tide or scene reference

Selecting and issuing films as per requisitions received from various departments such as editing, sound, direction, etc.

Arranging for loaning of films to private parties

Attending queries received for purchase of stock shots and stock sound effects

Cutting and assembling portions of positive films

In-depth knowledge of methods for safely storing films

Ability to avoid any sort of discrepancy such as piracy from the library

Skilled in maintaining record of films, present in the library and the ones which are rented out

Skilled in storing films according to their types of prints

Skilled in making a catalogue for all the films stored in the library and updating it, when required

Knowledge of different categories of films and their system of filing

Not applicable







It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Libraries usually work for 6/7 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from library to library

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs Handicapped (BL), Low Vision (LV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The higher education system in India has witnessed remarkable growth in the past few years. India is ahead of most other developed countries in the field of education and training. The number of institutes offering higher education is much more in India as compared to China and the US. All this has also led to a rise in the number of libraries being opened around the country. Universities and colleges in India have huge libraries these days. Even schools all around the country are building and maintaining big libraries. The Government of India is also supporting this cause of having more learning centres and thus, many state of the art public libraries are being established. All these developments have opened up many career opportunities for Librarian Films and related staff.

Public and private libraries

Government and private schools

Film studios

Government and private colleges/universities

Cities and towns across India