DescriptionJob Summary: The Credits Researcher is based at the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Credits Administrator. Provides research support to other departments at the Academy as needed. Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform and aid with new release tracking each week. Conduct research using library and online resources to verify and record each week’s theatrical motion picture openings for use in Academy Award submission confirmations and other uses in the Academy. Research accurate credits information using library and online resources for recent feature films not entered for Academy Award consideration. Enter credits information in database for on-going project. In coordination with the Academy’s Membership Department, conduct filmographic research using library and online resources to confirm, create or augment proposals for potential new Academy members. Provide up-to-date, accurate credit information for each proposal, following guidelines supplied by the branch selection committees, as assigned by the supervising Credits Administrator. Maintain and edit electronic files and deliver completed research in adherence with strict Membership department deadlines. Represent the research team at select Membership committee meetings. Assist in verification and data entry of credits for feature films submitted for Academy Award consideration. In coordination with the Authority Control Librarian and Credits Administrator, develop and assist with special research and projects in the Credits department as needed. Position RequirementsQualifications and Requirements
Must have a college degree in English, Cinema Studies and/or Library Science. Demonstrated experience working in a library or other arts environment is a plus. 1-2 years research experience also a plus. Expert knowledge of film history. Proven record of meeting deadlines and working collaboratively to complete projects. Experience conducting thorough, accurate research. Familiarity with Web-based data entry procedures and platforms such as Airtable and Sharepoint. Demonstrated proofreading skills. Familiarity with online and print cinema reference sources. Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages helpful. Superior critical thinking and organization skills. Attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to multi-task and successfully handle competing deadlines and priorities. Ability to work independently with appropriate time management but also work as a team player. Understanding of confidentiality. Physical Demands of the Role
Bending, crouching, and sitting for extended periods. Some lifting of boxes up to 20 lbs. may be required. If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.
The expected starting hourly rate for this role is $24.00 The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. #LI-DNIFull-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Position Credits Researcher
Open Date 8/4/2023
Location Los Angeles
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 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 Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.
This position is currently accepting applications.