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Margaret Herrick Resident 


The Margaret Herrick Resident is available to current second year students and recent graduates in the field of library and information science and will gain meaningful work experience in the area of cataloging, metadata capture and cleanup, conservation assessment, project management, data migration and documentation of new workflows. The residency will be completed by November 1, 2016.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who have diverse backgrounds who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Library through work, research and service.The Resident is hired for a one-year term, participates in the library's staff review process and is eligible for an extension for a second year. The Resident works between 15 and 25 hours per week and reports to the Production Art Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Resident's duties include organizing and processing new collections and small gifts as well as backlogged collections; assessing materials for conservation and digitization; preparing metadata for migration to a new collection management system and documenting new workflows; and managing the transfer of materials between the Graphic Arts department offices at the library and at the Pickford Center. The Resident may also be asked to assist with other department projects as needed.

Attach the following documents to your application:
•Proof of current enrollment or recent graduation at an ALA accredited library/archive program
•A personal essay from each applicant of 600 words or less that discusses the following subjects: (a) the applicant's reasons for applying; (b) how the applicant will contribute to the diversity of thought; and (c) bring a unique set of experiences to the library and to the field as a whole.
•Two letters of recommendation:
•One from a faculty member who is well acquainted with the individual
•One from a community leader or other individual who can comment on the applicant's non-academic accomplishments and his/her potential to be successful in the field of libraries and archives.

Position Requirements

•A second-year student in good standing in a library studies program in an accredited institution, with a high academic record (3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale) or a recent graduate whose degree was conferred in 2015
•A career interest in cataloging and metadata, awareness of MARC and RDA cataloging formats
•Bachelor of art in film studies or art/art history highly desirable
•Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment
•Experience handling rare and fragile materials
•Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Personal Characteristics
•Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits.
•Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently.
•Good penmanship.
•Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues.

Physical Demands
•Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.
•Ability to retrieve and refile heavy boxes from shelving units using ladders and/or stepstools.
•Will need to sit at a computer and enter data for long periods of time.
•Will need to climb stairs.

Other Program Details:
•Work at least 15 hours per week when school is in session and up to 25 during the summer months
•Work with the Academy's Social Media department to document the residency in the form of quarterly blog posts
•If the residency is renewed for a second year, it will culminate with a presentation, poster session, or paper on a project fulfilled during the residency with up to $1500 in travel funds available for this purpose.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Margaret Herrick Resident  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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