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Library Conservation Fellow 


The Kress Fellowship in Library Conservation is a temporary, one-year, full-time position beginning September 2020. Application closes July 31, 2020.


You will work under the supervision of the Head of Library Conservation and will perform the full spectrum of paper conservation treatment activities including written and photographic documentation, identification of historical material and structures including condition, technical research, dialog with collection managers about treatment choices, and the completion of minor and complex single item treatments and housings. You should have an interest in working with library and archive materials. Preference will be given to those applicants with a specialization in photograph conservation.


The Fellowship stipend is $37,000 and the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library is pleased to provide an additional funding for professional development and research travel.




  • Perform book, paper and photograph conservation treatments with full documentation.
  • Work on complex conservation treatments in collaboration with conservators.
  • Prepare items for loans and exhibits, including hinging, mounting, stabilization, specialized packing, and condition documentation.
  • Fabricate/adapt specialized storage housings for the collection.
  • Assist in monitoring the environments.
  • General lab duties and supplies maintenance.
Position Requirements
  • Master’s degree in art conservation from a recognized training conservation program required.
  • One to two years of professional experience.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and interact professionally, effectively and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to lift, push or carry 25 lb. boxes.
  • Must include a cover letter when applying. 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Library Conservation Fellow  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 7/1/2020  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals 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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