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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: Friday, December 5, 2014
Assistant Conservator (Part Time)
Margaret Herrick Library
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Assistant Conservator is responsible for the conservation
management of a wide-range of paper-based objects including
treatment, preparation of objects for exhibition and loan and
courier responsibilities.  This is a part-time position (16-20 hours
a week) in the Graphic Arts department and reports to the

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Perform basic book, paper and photograph conservation treatments
    with documentation

    Perform more complex conservation treatments with the assistance
    of conservation staff with written and photographic

    Assist in the preparation of loans and exhibits, including but
    not limited to: stabilization, hinging, specialized packing, and
    condition documentation

    Monitor matting, framing, installation/deinstallation and
    rehousing projects

    Fabricate/adapt specialized storage housings for the collection

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

    Monitor storage environments

    Advise staff of best practices for handling and storage
    enclosures for a variety of collection materials

Qualifications and Requirements:

    Master's degree with a specialization in paper conservation
    and/or an equivalent combination of relevant education and

    At least three years of experience in paper conservation

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

    Ability to work independently Strong computer skills, including
    experience with PC platform and databases

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Neatness and ability to share workspace respectfully with other

    Strong organizational skills

    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 50 pounds

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
jobs<-a t->oscars< . >org and indicate Assistant Conservator in the subject

Application deadline is January 1, 2015.

The Margaret Herrick Library <URL:> 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.

Dawn Jaros
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Margaret Herrick Library
333 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills CA 90211
310-247-3000 ext 2223

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