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Archival Intern, Science and Technology Council - Summer 2019 (Academy Gold) 


Job Summary:

The Science and Technology Council ( is one of the departments of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which serves the various needs of the industry's science and technology community. It promotes cooperation among divergent technological interests, provides a forum for the exchange of information, fosters educational activities, and works to preserve the history of the science and technology of motion pictures. One of the Council's projects is maintaining a comprehensive list of Scientific and Technical Award recipients and nominees who have made significant contributions to the field of science and technology within the motion picture industry.

  • The intern will have the opportunity to work with an information management system (InMagic)
  • The intern will gain experience by working with primary research material
  • The intern will contribute data to the input guidelines

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Edit and/or modify existing database records, conforming to Margaret Herrick Library standards and procedures
  • Assist the archivist in the collection development and maintenance of the Council's information resource/reference library (does not include book cataloging)
  • Assist in the creation of subject/reference files
  • Assist with research of filmmaking technology
Position Requirements
  • Enrolled in an accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) university degree program and meets internship program requirements of MLIS program
  • Knowledge of motion picture technology and history helpful
  • Proficiency with PC-based productivity software including database managers
  • Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to work well independently as well as with others and perform as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs and accessing boxes from tall shelving

This internship is part of the Academy Gold Program, an 8-week summer internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn more, please visit the Academy Gold page:

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Archival Intern  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 12/17/2018  
Location Hollywood  
About the Organization The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world's premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located at Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking.

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 Museum 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 Museum.
Accordingly, the Academy Museum 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 Museum utilizes programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy Museum is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy Museum's commitment to diversity.

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