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Cataloging Intern, Film Archive - Summer 2019 (Academy Gold) 


The Academy Film Archive's previous moving image collection database was recently migrated to a new collection management system that is shared Academy-wide with the Margaret Herrick Library and upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In the process, Film Archive data was mapped according to the EN 15907 Metadata Standard for Cinematographic Works and integrated with the Margaret Herrick Library's film title authority database to enable unified access to all of a film's material in various Academy collections. Crucial to this comprehensive access is a restructuring of some of the Film Archive's moving image Manifestation records representing variations of a Work. This project will offer the opportunity to become intimately familiar with the Film Archive's holdings and evolving cataloging practices, to work in a multi-faceted collection management system, and occasional film/video handling and inspection.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and update a designated set of moving image Work records containing version and language information.
  • Identify potential duplicate Work records and related Manifestations in the Academy's Moving Image Catalogue and perform necessary data cleanup in coordination with a Moving Image Cataloger, including the consolidation of records, revising title formatting, additional data entry, and establishing relationships with other associated moving image content in the collection.
  • Visually inspect moving image items when necessary to concretely identify collection content.
Position Requirements
  • Enrolled in graduate/undergraduate program in Archiving, Film Studies, Library and Information Studies, or other conservation-related program.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in cinema history and current archival and library cataloging practices and standards.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

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 Cataloging 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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