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Paper Conservation Intern, Margaret Herrick Library - Summer 2019 



The Margaret Herrick Library is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ world-renowned, non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and an industry. Established in 1928, the library is open to the public and used year-round by students, scholars, historians, and industry professionals. The library has extensive and comprehensive research collections on the subject of motion pictures including posters, production and costume drawings, books, periodicals, screenplays, photographs, manuscripts and ephemera as well as other special collections relating to prominent industry individuals, studios and organizations.


  • Assist with conservation treatment of library materials, including manuscripts, books, and other graphic materials on paper.
  • Assist with environmental monitoring.
  • Assist with rehousing of artifacts.
  • Develop skills in treatment, decision-making, prepare condition and treatment reports with appropriate photo documentation, and gain additional experience in conservation treatments. Special interests or specific goals of the intern are encouraged as part of the learning experience.
Position Requirements
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate residing in or attending school in Los Angeles County, preferably in pursuit of a degree in Art Conservation, Museum Studies, Art History, Art Studio, Archaeology, or related field.
  • Previous museum object handling and/or conservation experience preferred.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for periods in excess of 2 hours and able to lift up to 25 lbs.

This internship is part of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program:

This internship is also part of the Academy Gold Program, a 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 -unspecified-  
Position Paper Conservation Intern, Margaret Herrick Library - Summer 2019 (Academy Gold)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 3/29/2019  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium 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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