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Specialist, Film Traffic 


Job Summary:

The Specialist, Film Traffic works in the Archive Film Traffic Department under the supervision of the Film Traffic Manager. Primary duties include shipping, receiving, inventory, inspection and repair of archival materials from the Academy’s collections and outside sources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate pickups and deliveries of archival materials using a standard cargo van.
  • Arrange for shipping and receiving of archival materials using domestic and international carriers.
  • Identify and track incoming and outgoing film, video and digital media materials.
  • Inspect and repair 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm film prints loaned for archival screenings.
  • Coordinate the handling and shipping of nitrocellulose film stock.
  • Assist with archival loans and communicate with outside venues and users.
  • Perform general collection inventory, data entry and cataloging using the Archive’s Adlib database.
  • Assist with research and documentation of Archive collections and database records.
  • Coordinate film traffic activities with Academy staff, Archive donors and depositors, Academy members, film industry professionals and outside organizations.


Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Degree in moving image archive studies or equivalent preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of film history and technology.
  • Familiarity with film and video formats and digital moving image media.
  • Experience in the operation of film handling, editing and viewing equipment.
  • Ability to properly load and drive a standard cargo van; must have valid California driver’s license.
  • Skill in reading and composing correspondence and reports in English.
  • Experience in using standard computer word processing and database software.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a complex, deadline-driven work schedule.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Academy staff, donors, laboratory personnel and visitors.
  • Capability to lift at least 35 lbs. and retrieve items from shelves using ladders.


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 range for this role is $23.08 to $24.04. 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 Full-Time  
Position Specialist, Film Traffic  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 12/16/2022  
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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