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Library Preparator 


The Margaret Herrick Library seeks a qualified Library Preparator to support the exhibition activities of the Academy's Archival Foundation. You are energetic, self-motivated, reliable and a detail-oriented individual with the ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member on multiple time-sensitive tasks. You will be primarily responsible for the preparation of external loans as well as preparation and installation of internal exhibitions at the various Academy locations.

This is a temporary part-time position for about 6 months.


  • Safely handle, mat/frame and install collection material for display and transport using established methods and preservation-quality materials under the supervision of a conservator, registrar and/or archivist.
  • Create appropriate preservation-quality housing and supports for collection material in storage and in transit.
  • Transport and handle collection materials safely between departments and buildings employing various methods depending on size, weight, and condition of objects.
  • Assist with the maintenance of vault/storage spaces including general maintenance and cleaning.
  • Perform other duties as requested and/or required and according to a schedule that might rotate or change to accommodate work demands or staffing variations.
Position Requirements
  • High School/GED required. BFA or BA degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience handling art or artifacts in a museum, high-end gallery, or art handling company and demonstrated success in exhibit preparation.
  • Experience working to install collections following museum industry best practices for collections handling and security as well as best practices for packing and crating.
  • Knowledge of museum standards and best practices as well as understanding of best practices and preservation-quality materials for packing and installing artwork.
  • Computer proficiency and excellent communication skills.
  • License to operate a variety of vehicles and forklifts.
  • Fine motor skills and experience with hand tools and lifting apparatuses.
  • Must be able to sit, walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders, and lift or push objects up to 50 pounds.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Library Preparator  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 3/29/2021  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum 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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