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Archival Research Assistant, Summer 2023 (Gold Rising)  


Job Summary:

The Science and Technology Council is one of the departments of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which serves the various needs of the industry’s science and technology community. It promotes cooperation among divergent technological interests, provides a forum for the exchange of information, fosters educational activities, and works to preserve the history of the science and technology of motion pictures. One of the Council’s projects is maintaining a comprehensive list of Scientific and Technical Award recipients and nominees who have made significant contributions to the field of science and technology within the motion picture industry.

  • The intern will have the opportunity to work with the InMagic information management system
  • The intern will contribute data to the input guidelines

For information about the Science and Technology Council, please visit:


This is a limited term internship position beginning in June 2023 through August 2023. The hourly wage for this role is $16.25.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Edit and/or modify existing database records, conforming to Margaret Herrick Library standards and procedures
  • Assist the archivist in the collection development and maintenance of the Council’s information resource/reference library (does not include book cataloging)
  • Assist in the creation of subject/reference files
  • Assist with research of filmmaking technology
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Enrolled in an accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) university degree program
  • Meets internship program requirements of MLIS program
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.8
  • Knowledge of motion picture technology and history is helpful
  • Proficiency with PC-based productivity software including database management
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others and perform as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Work may involve lifting boxes weighing up to 50 lbs. and accessing boxes from tall shelving




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.


This internship is part of the Academy’s Gold Rising program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn more, please visit:






Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Archival Research Assistant, Summer 2023 (Gold Rising)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/22/2023  
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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