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Digital Archivist  



Reporting to the Director of Digital Management Services (DMS), the Digital Archivist works cross-departmentally with Academy curators, preservationists and archivists to manage efforts to preserve, describe and make accessible digitized and born-digital archival materials. This position primarily supports producers and users of still images, documents, and other non-moving image or audio formats.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as liaison to curatorial staff and internal content producers to manage the selection, description, preservation, and archiving of digital assets
  • Perform content audits and verify fixity of born digital collections
  • Manage preservation ingests and monitor file-based workflows for proxy creation; identify preservation issues and report problems to AMPAS staff and system vendors
  • Train and onboard new users
  • Field helpdesk tickets and system error reports using JIRA ticketing system; provide ongoing user support
  • Participate in interdepartmental working groups to define data governance, digital preservation formats, and workflows for preservation and access
  • Assist DMS Manager with documentation of workflows, policies and processes
  • Assist DMS Director and Information Technology staff with data migration, quality control and testing of systems
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Advanced degree in archive studies or library information science preferred
  • Minimum 2+ years hands-on experience with archive/library/museum collections and digital asset management solutions (previous experience with Axiell Collections, Open Text Media Management and image processing software is a plus)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital formats and concepts related to digital use, migration and reformatting with particular emphasis on scanning technology, OCR and file formats for still images, documents and 3D modeling
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of archival collection management and preservation required; knowledge of motion picture history and technology preferred
  • Extremely detail-oriented and experienced with standard computer word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical staff; patience for training and support
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential
  • Familiarity with workflows for audiovisual production, digital restoration of film, video and audio is a plus


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 starting hourly wage range for this role is $28.85. 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 Digital Archivist  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/17/2023  
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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