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Specialist, Collections Care 


Job Summary:

The Margaret Herrick Library seeks a qualified Specialist, Collections Care to support preservation and exhibition activities of the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library. The ideal candidate is an energetic, self-motivated, reliable, and detail-oriented individual with the ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member on multiple time-sensitive tasks. The primary responsibilities will be the preparation of external loans as well as rehousing and collection maintenance of the Library’s holdings.


  • Safely handle, mat/frame and install collection material for display and transport using established methods and preservation-quality materials under the supervision of a conservator, registrar and/or archivist.
  • Knowledge of installation procedures and techniques; experience working to install collections following museum industry best practices for collections handling and security; and best practices for packing and crating.
  • Create appropriate preservation-quality housing and supports for collection material in storage and in transit.
  • Transport and handle collection materials safely between departments and buildings employing various methods depending on size, weight and condition of objects.
  • Knowledge of museum standards and best practices as well as understanding of best practices and preservation-quality materials for packing and installing artwork.
  • Assist with the maintenance of vault/storage spaces including general maintenance and cleaning.
  • Candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic office computer skills.
  • Perform other duties as requested and/or required and according to a schedule that might rotate or change to accommodate work demands or staffing variations.
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High School/GED
  • Preferred: B.F.A or B.A.
  • At least three years’ experience handling art or artifacts in a museum, high-end gallery, or art handling company and demonstrated success in exhibit preparation.
  • License to operate a variety of vehicles.
  • Must have fine motor skills and experience with hand tools and lifting apparatuses.
  • Experience with museum-level art handling practices; knowledge of preservation materials and museum best practices.
  • Must be able to sit, walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders, and lift or push objects up to 50 pounds.


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 $24.00 to $26.00. 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 Full-Time  
Position Specialist, Collections Care  
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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