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Set-Up Services Associate 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Facilities, the Set-up Services Associate will set-up and break-down furniture and equipment in support of numerous events and museum operations. You will clean and maintain furniture and equipment to the Museum’s high standards.

This a temporary, full-time position through June 2022.

You Will:

  • Properly and efficiently perform set-up services duties according to the Museum’s training program.
  • Assist with inspecting and evaluating the condition of events related equipment, tables, and chairs.
  • Ensure that furniture and equipment is cleaned and properly maintained.
  • Undertake comprehensive and ongoing training for the set-up services team.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in a safe manner in conformance with the Museum’s safety programs.
  • Assist with set-up and break-down of tables, chairs, and linens for numerous meetings, programs, events, and other activities.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships as well as a positive and respectful attitude with peers, subordinates, supervisors, administrators, and visitors.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned including supporting the custodial, maintenance, and grounds teams.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent certificate of completion.
  • 1+ years of experience in set-up services and or custodial trade, or a combination of education and experience that would provide the required equivalent qualifications.
  • Understanding of safety precautions and procedures, especially with lifting and moving heavy furniture and equipment.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Ability to communicate in English is preferred.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Flexibility to work some overtime, weekends, and holidays as assigned to meet varying event and operating schedules.


Physical Requirements:

  • Work indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Work under adverse situations and conditions, e.g., dirty, noisy, etc.
  • Working on ladders, lifts, and heights.
  • Repeatedly lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds and kneel/bend/stoop/squat for extended periods of time.


Other Requirements:

  • 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.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Set-up Services Associate  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 11/3/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
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.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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