Job Opportunity: Production Art Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Beverly Hills CA

DESCRIPTION The Production Art Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s collections of production art, including costume and production design drawings, storyboards, title art, and animation cels and drawings. This is a full-time position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Graphic Arts Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set production art cataloging policy and procedures in consultation with the Graphic Arts Librarian
  • Create catalog records with descriptive metadata for production art
  • Maintain metadata standards and oversee their application
  • Identify metadata gaps and issues and implement projects to remedy them
  • Participate in Academy and library metadata governance committees
  • Train and supervise production art catalogers and interns
  • Oversee location and storage of holdings and strategize long-term storage plans
  • Prepare items for digitization
  • Identify conservation needs and coordinate with conservation staff to address them
  • Provide research assistance, including desk and telephone reference
  • Other duties as assigned including giving tours and supporting exhibition activities
POSITION REQUIREMENTS Qualifications and Requirements

  • M.L.I.S. or equivalent degree in an archival studies program
  • Bachelor of art in film studies, art history or art
  • An interest in the history of film
  • Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment
  • Demonstrated cataloging experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience working with Inmagic and/or Adlib databases is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials and other relevant thesauri
  • Knowledge of art and print processes
  • Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment is desirable
  • Experience creating, evaluating and updating workflows and related documentation
  • Experience training and/or managing staff
  • Fluent English-language communication skills
  • Practiced in handling fragile materials
  • Comfortable speaking in public to student and VIP tour groups

Personal Characteristics:

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

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift and move moderately heavy boxes (20 lbs.) and other objects to and from high and low shelves and drawers

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