Special Collections Intern – Library The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Approximate Date of Posting 2/9/2017

Position: Specials Collections Interns

Location: Los Angeles,  California

Company/Organization Picford Center  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-

Schedule/Hours Interns are expected to work between 20 and 28 hours per week.

Time Frame  June 12, 2017-August 11, 2017

Compensation: Unspecified

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Program Requirements

Academy summer internship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a college student attending an accredited undergraduate or graduate program
  • Have an overall 3.0 grade point average
  • Exhibit an interest in the motion picture industry
  • Have strong written, verbal and problem solving skills

Departments: Library, Programming, Preservation and Foundation Programs, Museum, Film Archive

Program Description

  • The program starts June 12, 2017-August 11, 2017
  • The application deadline is March 23. 2017
  • Internship hours are part-time (up to 28 hours per week and may vary based on project)
  • Work will be project-driven and hands-on while providing you with more knowledge about the motion picture industry
  • The summer internship also includes educational brown bag lunches, studio tours and other growth oriented and fun activities related to film

The Academy Film Archive offers a small number of summer internships to current students enrolled in archiving, film studies, library and information studies, or other conservation-related programs.   Internships at the Archive are project-based and interns can expect to gain experience in the everyday workings of a film archive, be introduced to our cataloging and collection management systems, and develop skills in how to properly handle and inspect film and video material.

The Archive is located in the heart of Hollywood at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.

DESCRIPTION The Special Collections Intern will gain hands-on experience processing an archival collection of film-related manuscript material from start to finish. The collection to be processed will be matched to the intern’s area of interest and/or study. More than 70 occupations are represented in Special Collections, including actors, animators, art directors, cinematographers, costume designers, editors, and more.

Reports to: Senior Archivist/Vault Manager, Special Collections (Pickford Center)

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Process (arrange, organize, and describe) Special Collections manuscript and records materials in various formats, such as film production records and correspondence, for public research use in accordance with department and national standards, such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).
•Analyze documents for topical content to correctly describe individual or groups of documents; research the historical context of collection and its creator(s); produce catalog records and finding aids using the Academy’s collections management database; research and write collection scope and content note.
•Assist with other departmental tasks, including working hands-on with newly acquired collections and with processing other, often large, collections.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS •College student attending an accredited graduate program
•Overall 3.0 grade point average
•Previous work or internship in a library or archive environment a plus
•Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently
•Must be able to sit and stand for periods in excess of 2 hours; stooping, ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
EDUCATION Please see job description.
POSITION Special Collections Intern
OPEN DATE 2/9/2017
LOCATION Los Angeles
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.





Deadline: March 23. 2017



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