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Researcher, People with Disabilities, Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project 


The Academy's Film Archive is seeking a film and media Researcher to assist on the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project. The Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project is part of the Archive's efforts to help identify and uncover the social, gender, ethnic, accessibility, and cultural gaps of more than 100 years of film preservation and collecting, helping to foster a more inclusive American film history from multiple perspectives.

This is a part-time, limited term position based in either Los Angeles or New York.


  • Analyze secondary sources (including books, articles, and internet resources) to identify films made by and about people with disabilities within American cinema culture.
  • Extract quotes that identify relevant filmmakers and content, then enter quotes with associated information into an Airtable database.
  • Optionally produce short writing compositions, for both internal and external use.
Position Requirements
  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Disability Studies, Library Science and/or Cinema and Media Studies preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and a vested interest in the study of disability and inclusion in film and media.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Strong computer skills including relational databases.
  • Ability to work independently and remain working on a computer for extended periods of time.

If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.

This position is part of the Ruderman Family Foundation’s programming support for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to promote inclusion and authentic representation in the film industry. To learn more about the Ruderman Family Foundation, an international disability rights group, visit:


Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Researcher, People with Disabilities, Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 11/2/2021  
Location Hollywood  
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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