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Conservation Technician 


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. You have thorough knowledge of professionally accepted preservation and collection management practices and procedures including preventive conservation, rehousing, fabricating custom storage enclosures, conducting collection surveys and laboratory maintenance. You are highly organized and detail oriented, and processes excellent hand skills and can prioritize multiple projects.

This is a temporary part-time position for about 8 months.


  • Under the guidance of the Conservator, 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 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
  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • At least two 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.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Aptitude for detailed hand work and superior manual dexterity.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with PC platform and databases.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work independently and interface regularly with staff.
  • Must be organized with the ability to share workspace respectfully with staff.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time with occasional climbing, bending and kneeling as well as lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Conservation Technician  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 10/12/2020  
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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