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Conservation Technician  

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’, Margaret Herrick Library is seeking a Conservation Technician to assist the Conservator with a variety of conservation and preservation tasks. Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of applied experience in the conservation of paper-based collections in a library/museum/archives setting or a private conservation lab. The applicant should be well versed in acceptable handling and storage practices for book and paper collections, be familiar with condition reporting and building basic housings.  The position reports to the Conservator.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Basic book, paper and photograph conservation treatments with full documentation, under the supervision of the Conservator.
  • Assist the conservation staff with more complex conservation treatments.
  • Fabricate/adapt specialized storage housings for the collection.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Monitor the Library environments; i.e. Integrated Pest Management and collecting data for environmental logging equipment.
  • Assist with general lab duties and supplies maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • At least two years of experience in library preservation or paper conservation.
  • A working knowledge of accepted conservation standards, practices and terminology and of proper use of conservation tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Aptitude for detailed hand work and superior manual dexterity.
  • Ability to work independently following instructions set by the Conservator and comfortable interfacing regularly with other staff and interns.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with PC platform and databases.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Neatness and ability to share workspace respectfully with other staff.
  • Job duties entail standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time with occasional climbing, bending and kneeling.
  • Capability to lift and/or move up to 50lbs

The Margaret Herrick Library has extensive and comprehensive research collections on the subject of motion pictures including posters, production and costume drawings, books, periodicals, screenplays, photographs, manuscripts and ephemera as well as other special collections relating to prominent industry individuals, studios and organizations.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Education Please see position requirements.  
Position Conservation Technician  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 6/6/2016  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 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 upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.



We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws , including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.  
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating, managing and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is vital to the Academy. Accordingly, 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. And, to help foster diversity, the Academy utilizes 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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