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Temporary Assistant Registrar, Loans and Exhibitions  


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

The Temporary Assistant Registrar, Loans and Exhibitions will be reporting to the Registrar, Loans and Exhibitions. This position will assist with aspects of loans and exhibitions registration, coordination, installation, shipping, and documentation. The ideal candidate must be an active listener, take direction well, and communicate effectively.

This is a temporary, part-time position.

You will:

  • Assist with logistics for loans and traveling exhibitions, including but not limited to handling, shipping, preparation, and condition reporting.
  • Ensure proper documentation and record-keeping are in place, following AAM standards, for loans and exhibitions including but not limited to inbound and outbound paperwork, receipts, and condition reports.
  • Assist with maintaining workflow and schedule in collaboration with other departments to ensure loans and exhibitions are delivered, installed, or returned as planned. Identify and anticipate potential issues and communicate information with Registrars.
  • Assist with art handling and exhibition preparation of loan objects including installation, de-installation, transport, unpacking, and packing of crates and other movement.
  • Supervise filming and photography of objects or galleries as needed.
  • Assist with maintaining record-keeping systems and procedures set forth by Registration and Collection Management.
  • Assist with the organization of loans and exhibitions physical files and assist with loans and exhibitions updates and data entry in a collection management database.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

You Have

  • A bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies or a related subject is required. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • 1-2 years of museum registration experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with standard museum registration and collections management policies and procedures is essential.
  • Strong computer skills including experience and proficiency with relational collection management databases, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with best handling practices and preventative care for museum objects.
  • Familiarity with storing, moving, and packing artworks to museum standards.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Other Requirements:

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.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit, walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders, and lift or push objects up to 30 pounds.



The expected hourly range for this role is $29.81- 31.25. The actual base pay offered will be determined by factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law.



Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Temporary Assistant Registrar, Loans and Exhibitions  
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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