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Digital Archivist 


Reporting to the Associate Director of Digital Management Services (DMS), the Digital Archivist works cross-departmentally with Academy curators, preservationists and archivists to manage efforts to preserve, describe and make accessible digitized and born-digital archival materials.

 Responsibilities and Duties

  • Act as liaison to curatorial staff and internal content producers to manage the selection, description, preservation, and archiving of digital assets
  • Perform content audits of born digital collections
  • Monitor file-based workflows for preservation ingest and proxy creation; identify preservation issues and report problems to AMPAS staff and system vendors
  • Train and onboard new users
  • Field helpdesk tickets and system error reports using JIRA ticketing system; provide ongoing user support
  • Participate in interdepartmental working groups to define data governance and workflows
  • Assist DMS Manager with documentation, implementation and monitoring of data governance, policies and processes
  • Assist DMS Manager with data migration, quality control and testing of systems
Position Requirements
  • Advanced degree in archive studies or library information science preferred
  • Minimum 2+ years hands-on experience with archive/library/museum collections and digital asset management solutions (previous experience with Adlib collections management software and Open Text Media Management is a plus)
  • In-depth understanding of digital formats and concepts related to digital use, migration and reformatting with particular emphasis on media formats for still images, documents, audio and moving image file formats
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of archival collection management and preservation required; knowledge of motion picture history and technology preferred
  • Extremely detail-oriented and experienced with standard computer word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical staff; patience for training and support
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Digital Archivist  
Location Los Angeles  
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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