Job Posting: Production Art Cataloger (PT), The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA

The Production Art Cataloger is responsible for creating production art database records. This is a part-time (20-24 hours per week) position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Production Art Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Production Art Cataloger’s duties include organizing and processing new collections and small gifts as well as backlogged collections: creating original catalog records in the Inmagic Production Art db; foldering and boxing collections; assessing materials for conservation; updating Location Manager records; managing the transfer of materials between the Graphic Arts department offices at the library and at the Pickford Center; and assisting with the processing of requests for reproductions; pulling material for weekly conservation photography orders.p>


  • Bachelor’s degree in film studies, history, communications or art history required.
  • M.L.I.S. or a student working towards the degree.
  • Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment.
  • Understanding of archival principles.
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, film history and research required.
  • Knowledge of art and print processes.
  • Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment.
  • Fluent English-language communication skills.
  • Practiced in handling fragile materials.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits.
  • Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently.
  • Good penmanship.
  • Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to retrieve and refile heavy boxes from shelving units using ladders and/or stepstools.
  • Will need to sit at a computer and enter data for long periods of time.
  • Will need to climb stairs.



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. The Academy is a nonprofit organization with approximately 350 employees. The Academy has three buildings throughout the Los Angeles area – the Academy headquarters, the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills and the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. The Academy also has employee offices for our Museum project in the Miracle Mile, directly across from our construction site, the former May Company Building at Wilshire and Fairfax.

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