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Conservation Technician 


Job Summary:

The Margaret Herrick Library is seeking a Conservation Technician to assist the Conservation department with a wide range of duties in support of the preservation and conservation of the Library's archive collections. This position requires thorough knowledge of professionally accepted preservation and collection management practices and procedures including but not limited to: preventive conservation, rehousing, fabricating custom storage enclosures, conducting collection surveys and laboratory maintenance. The ideal candidate is highly organized and detail oriented, processes excellent hand skills, and is able to prioritize multiple projects.

This is a temporary, part-time position from mid-February through the end of June 2019 for 16-24 hours a week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform basic book, paper and photograph conservation treatments with full documentation.
  • Assist the Conservator with more complex conservation treatments.
  • Perform tasks in preparation for loans and exhibits that fall under the duties of conservation, including but not limited to: hinging, mounting, stabilization, specialized packing, and condition documentation.
  • Fabricate/adapt specialized storage housings for the collection.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Assist in monitoring the environments.
  • Assist with general lab duties and supplies maintenance.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in library preservation or paper conservation.
  • 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 with instruction and interfacing regularly with other staff.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with PC platform and databases.
  • Strong organizational skills and neatness to share workspace respectfully with other staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time with occasional climbing, bending and kneeling as well as the capability to lift and move up to 50lbs.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Conservation Technician  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/31/2019  
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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