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Linda Lee Theater Archivist 


Job Summary

The Linda Lee Theater Archivist is responsible for sorting, arranging and describing a large collection of theater advertising materials for the Margaret Herrick Library.  This is a part-time position (20 hours per week) and reports to the Poster Librarian.  The appointment is for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Archivist’s duties include sorting and organizing a large, collection of posters from the Linda Lea theater collection.  The Linda Lea operated in Los Angeles from circa 1947-1983 specializing in Japanese cinema.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in film studies, history, communications, Japanese studies or art history required
  • Fluent in Japanese and English languages
  • Archival degree or an M.L.I.S. degree required from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two years’ experience in an archive or library is preferred
  • Understanding of archival principles and an ability to carefully handle fragile documents required
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, film history and research required
  • Strong computer skills

Personal Characteristics:

  • Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits
  • Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently
  • 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
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Linda Lee Theater Archivist  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/11/2015  
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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