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Subject: Position at Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences

Position at Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences

From: Lucia Bay <lbay<-a>
Date: Monday, May 19, 2008
Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
Margaret Herrick Library

The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick
Library is seeking a highly organized, self-motivated,
service-oriented individual to oversee the care and conservation of
the library's collections. This is a full-time position available
September 2008. The Margaret Herrick Library has extensive and
comprehensive research collections on the subject of motion pictures
including posters, production and costume drawings, books,
periodicals, screenplays, advertising ephemera, photographs,
manuscript and other special collections relating to prominent
industry individuals, studios and organizations.


    Propose, implement, and document conservation treatment of works
    of art on paper, books, manuscripts, posters, drawings and

    Supervise volunteers and interns

    Maintain staff awareness of conservation issues facing the

    Remedy any inconsistency between staff and/or patron usage by
    working with collection managers to create library policies

    Participate in exhibit preparation and installation. Write
    condition reports, perform conservation treatments, and help to
    coordinate transportation for materials on loan for exhibitions
    Oversee museum quality framing and case displays, monitor
    exhibition environment

    Work with library department heads to develop and carry out a
    comprehensive preservation program. Determine necessary storage
    conditions and make recommendations for the materials within
    various collections

    Work with the office manager and department heads to
    coordinate/educate staff on emergency preparedness planning for
    library collections

    Oversee any ongoing long-term preservation projects such as
    oversized poster storage, re-housing, etc.

    Network with others in the conservation field for advice and
    professional development

Eligibility and Requirements:

    Demonstrated ability to develop and carry out conservation
    treatment of wide range of library materials as gained through
    graduate degree from recognized conservation training program or
    equivalent combination of education, training and experience in
    conservation. Familiarity with preservation issues and
    collections management in research libraries. Strong
    organizational, communication, interpersonal and supervisory
    skills required

    Knowledge of paper repair treatments such as mending tears and
    losses with heat set tissue and Japanese tissue and wheat starch
    paste, aqueous/non-aqueous washes, dry cleaning techniques,
    mechanical backing removal, flattening and humidification,
    lining and solvent work for adhesive removal

    Knowledge of basic photographic repair including mending,
    cleaning and tape removal. Some understanding of photographic
    processes and history of photographic materials

    Knowledge of basic book repair including tip-ins, inserts,
    sewing/resewing, and case repairs

    Knowledge of solvent usage in conservation treatments and the
    safety measures required when storing and using these chemicals

    Ability to handle basic conservation lab equipment including
    board shears, ventilation hood and tools needed to perform the
    above tasks

    Knowledge of lighting, temperature and environmental conditions
    appropriate for materials on exhibition

    Strong computer skills, including experience with the PC
    platform and databases

    Ability to handle heavy and awkward-sized materials

    Framing and matting experience highly desired

The position pay starts at $40,000 salary plus benefits. Funds for
further education or research may also be available.

To apply for the position please submit a cover letter with current
resume and contact information for two professional references
(include address, phone number and e-mail address) to:

    Linda Harris Mehr
    Margaret Herrick Library
    333 South La Cienega Blvd.
    Beverly Hills CA 90211
    Fax: 310-657-5193
    lmehr<-a t->oscars< . >org

Lucia Bay
Conservation Technician
Margaret Herrick Library
Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
333 South La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills CA 90211

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:62
                  Distributed: Saturday, May 24, 2008
                       Message Id: cdl-21-62-027
Received on Monday, 19 May, 2008

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