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Research Assistant, Academy Museum 

Description

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.

The Research Assistant conducts research as assigned by the curatorial department with a focus on content creation for digital initiatives, such as the museum app and website. The Research Assistant also performs administrative duties for the curatorial department.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Works with assigned curatorial team members and Manager of Digital Learning on creating content for the museum app, website, and interactive projects.
  • Conducts research in film and cultural history as assigned.
  • Conducts object and image research and gathers images and captions, researches and contacts rights holders related to digital projects.
  • Assists in checklist administration.
  • Works on administrative duties related to the curatorial department.

 
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in film studies, museum studies or related subject is required; M.A. preferred
  • Experience in a research role
  • Substantial knowledge in film history
  • Demonstrated experience working in a museum or other arts environment are a plus
  • Proven skills in using databases
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Photoshop
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment while maintaining a high level of organization and attention to detail
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Education Bachelor's degree in film studies, museum studies or related subject is required; M.A. preferred  
Position Research Assistant  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 12/4/2019  
Location Los Angeles  
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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