Technical Service Department Intern

Approximate Date of Posting 2/9/2017

Location: Beverly Hills, California

Company/Organization Margaret Herrick Library  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



The Margaret Herrick Library is a world-renowned, non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and an industry. Established in 1928 and now located in Beverly Hills, the library is open to the public and used year-round by students, scholars, historians and industry professionals.

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.

DESCRIPTION The Technical Services Department Intern works under the supervision of the library’s Head of Technical Services, with special projects assigned and supervised by the Scripts Librarian. The duties of the intern may include but are not limited to: accessioning, cataloging and circulating library materials (scripts, books, periodicals, etc.); cataloging in Voyager ILS, ContentDM and other databases. This internship also supports and performs clerical tasks that support the life cycle of library materials managed by the TSD.
  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLIS program or relative combination of film studies program and library work experience.
  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager system or other integrated library system (ILS).
  • Knowledge of national cataloging standards; in particular, application of RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data.
  • Attention to detail and orderly work habits
  • Must be self-motivated, dependable, and efficient
  • Pleasant personality and ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Practiced in handling fragile materials
  • Able to lift and move up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to perform all tasks related to processing materials from receipt to shelving to weeding.
  • Other clerical and processing duties assigned as needed
  • Fluent English-language communication skills

Preferences Include:

  • Experience scanning materials according to national standards for preservation.
  • Capable of working with foreign language materials.
  • Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment.
EDUCATION Please see job description.
POSITION Technical Service Department Intern_Margaret Herrick Library
OPEN DATE 2/9/2017
LOCATION Beverly Hills
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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