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Assistant Conservator 



The Assistant Conservator will work on a wide-range of paper-based objects and participate in all departmental activities including treatment, monitoring environmental conditions and other preventative conservation steps for the MHL collections. The applicant should be well versed in handling and storage best practices for book and paper collections and be familiar with condition reporting and building basic housings.

This is a part-time position reporting to the Head of Library Conservation.


  • Basic book, paper and photograph conservation treatments with documentation.
  • Assist the conservation staff with more complex conservation treatments with written and photographic documentation.
  • Support the preparation of loans and exhibits, including stabilization, hinging, specialized packing, and condition documentation.
  • Oversee matting, framing, installation/deinstallation and rehousing projects.
  • Fabricate/adapt specialized storage housings for the collection.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals.
  • Monitor storage environments.
  • Advise staff of best practices for handling and storage enclosures for a variety of collection materials.
Position Requirements
  • Master’s degree with a specialization in paper conservation or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • At least three years of experience in paper conservation.
  • Proven knowledge of accepted conservation standards, practices and terminology and proper use of conservation tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Strong computer skills including experience with PC platform and databases.
  • Excellent communication skills including interpersonal.
  • Strong organization skills including neatness and the ability to share workspace respectfully with other staff as well as work independently.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time with occasional climbing, bending and kneeling, and the capacity to lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Assistant Conservator  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 3/7/2019  
Location Beverly Hills  
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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