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Specialist, Public Access 


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Public Access, the Specialist, Public Access delivers digital moving image assets for internal and external requestors, performs complex database research, catalogs digital assets created by the Public Access department, and assists the Archival Video Producer with video editing projects.


  • Delivers digital moving image assets for internal and external exhibition, research, and licensing requests.
  • Works closely with Education, Programming, and Membership and Awards departments to select and deliver archival clips for Foundation and Museum programs.
  • Catalogs digital assets created by the Public Access department.
  • Conducts complex database research for loan and research requests.
  • Assists Archive Video Producer in the production of original video content.
  • Captures video content from legacy videotape formats (including but not limited to DigiBeta, BetaSP, mini-DV, Hi-8) for research and licensing requests, public programs, and online access.
  • Captures film frame enlargements for internal and external research and curatorial requests.
  • Secondary reviewer on catalog entries related to underrepresented works and individuals as part of the Academys Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Degree in Moving Image Archival Studies or equivalent professional training.
  • Skill in using standard computer word processing and database software.
  • Excellent knowledge of digital file formats, codecs, and methods of delivery.
  • Strong understanding of file organization and disc space management.
  • Proficiency working in Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Media Encoder, and other Adobe Creative Cloud software.
  • Experience in the operation of current and legacy video formats and related viewing and editing equipment.
  • Experience in the operation of film handling viewing equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of film history.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a complex, deadline-driven work schedule.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

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.

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Specialist, Public Access  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/26/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
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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