The Production Art Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s collections of production art, including costume and production design drawings, storyboards, title art, and animation cels and drawings. This is a full-time position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Graphic Arts Librarian.
Duties and Responsibilities
Set production art cataloging policy and procedures in consultation with the Graphic Arts Librarian
Create catalog records with descriptive metadata for production art
Maintain metadata standards and oversee their application
Identify metadata gaps and issues and implement projects to remedy them
Participate in Academy and library metadata governance committees
Train and supervise production art catalogers and interns
Oversee location and storage of holdings and strategize long-term storage plans
Prepare items for digitization
Identify conservation needs and coordinate with conservation staff to address them
Provide research assistance, including desk and telephone reference
Other duties as assigned including giving tours and supporting exhibition activities
Qualifications and Requirements
M.L.I.S. or equivalent degree in an archival studies program
Bachelor of art in film studies, art history or art
An interest in the history of film
Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment
Demonstrated cataloging experience
Strong computer skills
Experience working with Inmagic and/or Adlib databases is highly desirable
Familiarity with the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials and other relevant thesauri
Knowledge of art and print processes
Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment is desirable
Experience creating, evaluating and updating workflows and related documentation
Experience training and/or managing staff
Fluent English-language communication skills
Practiced in handling fragile materials
Comfortable speaking in public to student and VIP tour groups
Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits
Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently
Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues
Able to lift and move moderately heavy boxes (20 lbs.) and other objects to and from high and low shelves and drawers
EDUCATION Please see job qualifications and requirements.
POSITION Production Art Librarian
OPEN DATE 5/24/2017
LOCATION Los Angeles
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 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 upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.
EOE STATEMENT The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating, managing and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is vital to the Academy. Accordingly, 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. And, to help foster diversity, the Academy utilizes 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.
THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.