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Specialist, Production Art 


Job Summary

The Specialist, Production Art is responsible for processing and cataloging production art and other graphic art materials. This is a part-time (20-24 hours per week) position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Supervising Archivist, Graphic Arts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organizing and processing new and old collection
  • Creating original catalog records in Axiell Collections
  • Assessing materials for conservation, housing collections, and performing metadata cleanup.
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Art degree in film studies, history, or art history required
  • Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree preferred
  • Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, film history and research required
  • Understanding of archival principles
  • Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment
  • Fluent English-language communication skills
  • Practiced in handling fragile materials


Personal Characteristics

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits
  • Flexibility regarding work assignments
  • Efficiency, and dependability working both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent penmanship


Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit at a computer and enter data for long periods of time
  • Ability to retrieve and refile heavy boxes from shelving units using ladders and stepstools


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.


The expected base hourly wage for this role is $21.00. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 



Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Specialist, Production Art  
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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