Collections Care Specialist
Margaret Herrick Library, Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Margaret Herrick Library seeks a qualified Collections Care Specialist to support preservation and exhibition activities of the Academy’s MHL. The ideal candidate is an energetic, self-motivated, reliable, and detail-oriented individual with the ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member on multiple time-sensitive tasks. The primary responsibilities will be the preparation of external loans as well as rehousing and collection maintenance of the Library’s holdings.
Safely handle mat/frame and install collection material for display and transport using established methods and preservation-quality materials under the supervision of a conservator, registrar and/or archivist.
Knowledge of installation procedures and techniques; experience working to install collections following museum industry best practices for collections handling and security; and best practices for packing and crating.
Create appropriate preservation-quality housing and supports for collection material in storage and in transit.
Transport and handle collection materials safely between departments and buildings employing various methods depending on size, weight and condition of objects.
Knowledge of museum standards and best practices as well as understanding of best practices and preservation-quality materials for packing and installing artwork.
Assist with the maintenance of vault/storage spaces including general maintenance and cleaning.
Candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Basic office computer skills.
Perform other duties as requested and/or required and according to a schedule that might rotate or change to accommodate work demands or staffing variations.
Preferred: B.F.A or B.A.
At least three years experience handling art or artifacts in a museum, high-end gallery, or art handling company and demonstrated success in exhibit preparation.
License to operate a variety of vehicles.
Must have fine motor skills and experience with hand tools and lifting apparatuses.
Experience with museum-level art handling practices; knowledge of preservation materials and museum best practices.
Must be able to sit, walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders, and lift or push objects up to 50 pounds