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Photograph Processor and Cataloger  



Job Summary:

The Photograph Processor and Cataloger works primarily under the direction of the Photograph Archivist with additional supervision from the Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian. The Processor and Cataloger identifies, organizes, processes, inventories, and files photographic gifts and special collections. The Processor and Cataloger also processes photograph duplication orders and assists the Photograph Archivist and Photograph Curator in general upkeep and various projects relating to the Photograph Archive. In addition, the Processor and Cataloger catalogs recently digitized materials, conducts research as needed, performs data cleanup of existing records, and develops and maintains taxonomies of subject and genre heading

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify, organize, process, inventory, and file photographic gifts and special collections.

  • Catalog images in Digital Image Gallery and AdLib.

  • Create InMagic and AdLib database records for collection processing.

  • Assist Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian with cleanup and other special projects related to data migration.

  • Process photograph duplication orders for library patrons, which includes working with Digital Studio, completing necessary forms and invoices, and refiling original photographs.

  • Conduct research related to cataloging and authority records.

  • Download digital images from current films, under supervision of Photograph Archivist.

  • Assist with department projects and general departmental upkeep.

  • Handle photographic and other archival materials with care, according to in-house guidelines.

Position Requirements
  • A master's degree in library or information science or a master's degree in Moving Image Archive Studies or significant progress toward either degree.

  • Experience cataloging in a digital asset management system or relevant coursework.

  • Knowledge of American film history, with a broad awareness of major film artists.

  • Ability to identify a variety of photographic processes and media.

  • Understanding of proper handling of photographic and archival materials.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.

  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with varying degrees of knowledge of archival theory and practice.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Good penmanship and organizational skills.

  • Ability to lift and move moderately heavy boxes to and from high shelving.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Photograph Processor and Cataloger  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/26/2016  
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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