Job Posting: Photograph Processor and Cataloger, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

Job Summary:

The Photograph Processor and Cataloger works primarily under the direction of the Photograph Archivist with additional supervision from the Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian. The Processor and Cataloger identifies, organizes, processes, inventories, and files photographic gifts and special collections. The Processor and Cataloger also processes photograph duplication orders and assists the Photograph Archivist and Photograph Curator in general upkeep and various projects relating to the Photograph Archive. In addition, the Processor and Cataloger catalogs recently digitized materials, conducts research as needed, performs data cleanup of existing records, and develops and maintains taxonomies of subject and genre heading

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify, organize, process, inventory, and file photographic gifts and special collections.
  • Catalog images in Digital Image Gallery and AdLib.
  • Create InMagic and AdLib database records for collection processing.
  • Assist Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian with cleanup and other special projects related to data migration.
  • Process photograph duplication orders for library patrons, which includes working with Digital Studio, completing necessary forms and invoices, and refiling original photographs.
  • Conduct research related to cataloging and authority records.
  • Download digital images from current films, under supervision of Photograph Archivist.
  • Assist with department projects and general departmental upkeep.
  • Handle photographic and other archival materials with care, according to in-house guidelines.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • A master’s degree in library or information science or a master’s degree in Moving Image Archive Studies or significant progress toward either degree.
  • Experience cataloging in a digital asset management system or relevant coursework.
  • Knowledge of American film history, with a broad awareness of major film artists.
  • Ability to identify a variety of photographic processes and media.
  • Understanding of proper handling of photographic and archival materials.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with varying degrees of knowledge of archival theory and practice.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good penmanship and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift and move moderately heavy boxes to and from high shelving.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie related organization, composed of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

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