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

Position at Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences

From: Dawn Jaros <djaros<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Conservation Technician (Part Time)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Margaret Herrick Library

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick
Library is seeking a conservation technician to assist the
Conservator with a variety of conservation and preservation tasks.
Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor's Degree and at least two
years of applied experience in the conservation of paper-based
collections in a library/museum/archives setting or a private
conservation lab. The applicant should be well versed in acceptable
handling and storage practices for book and paper collections, be
familiar with condition reporting and building basic housings, and
exhibit the necessary hand skills.

This would be a part-time position available early April 2014. The
position will average 20 hours per week. Additional hours may
regularly be available for projects in the Academy's Preparation
Department on an as needed basis. Additional tasks in preparation
for loans and exhibits may include duties of conservation, but may
also extend to object framing and exhibit installation. For these
additional tasks, the position would be supervised by the Academy's
Chief Preparator. The position reports to the Conservator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    The technician will be performing basic book, paper and
    photograph conservation treatments with full documentation,
    under the supervision of the Conservator

    The technician will also assist the Conservator with more
    complex conservation treatments

    The technician will perform tasks in preparation for loans and
    exhibits that fall under the duties of conservation, including
    but not limited to: hinging, mounting, stabilization,
    specialized packing, and condition documentation

    Fabricate/adapt specialized storage housings for the collection

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
    operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

    The technician will assist in monitoring the environments

    Assistance with general lab duties and supplies maintenance

Qualifications and Requirements:

    Bachelor's Degree and/or an equivalent combination of relevant
    education and experience

    At least two years of experience in library preservation or
    paper conservation

    A working knowledge of accepted conservation standards,
    practices and terminology and of proper use of conservation
    tools, equipment and supplies

    Aptitude for detailed hand work and superior manual dexterity

    Ability to work independently following instructions set by the
    Conservator and is comfortable interfacing regularly with other

    Strong computer skills, including experience with PC platform
    and databases

    Strong organizational skills

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Ability to work well with interns and staff

    Neatness and ability to share workspace respectfully with other

    Job duties entail standing and/or sitting for extended periods
    of time with occasional climbing, bending and kneeling

    Capability to lift and/or move up to 50lbs

To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to:
jobs<-a t->oscars< . >org.

Application deadline is February 28, 2014.

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, photographs, manuscripts and ephemera as well as other
special collections relating to prominent industry individuals,
studios and organizations.

The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Dawn Jaros
Margaret Herrick Library
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:32
                Distributed: Thursday, February 20, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-32-061
Received on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014

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