Oscars moving image Cataloger job posting

Moving Image Cataloger

The Moving Image Cataloger works in the Academy Film Archive under the supervision of the Head Cataloger. Primary duties include reviewing, indexing and approving records of recently processed items, developing cataloging policy, collaborating with other staff to process and describe collections.

Duties and Responsibilities
Perform descriptive cataloguing, subject indexing and authority control using a relational database
Enter basic data and clean up legacy data
Develop collection level cataloguing strategies
Work in teams with archivists, preservationists, curators and interns to process collections.
Create data reports for archive staff
Develop and document cataloguing policies and practices. May be required to work cross-departmentally with staff of Digital Management Services and catalogers in other Academy collecting divisions to define cataloging procedures and data governance policies.
Develop and maintain professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional activities such as conferences, workshops and committee work

Qualifications and Requirements

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff, visitors and catalogers at other archives.
Previous experience working with relational databases and familiarity with new technologies
Experience cataloging moving image material in a library or archival setting.
Familiarity with controlled vocabularies such as Library of Congress Subject Headings, Thesaurus for Graphic Materials, and Getty Art & Architect Thesaurus.
Knowledge of cinema history and current archival and library cataloging practices and standards.
Masters in film and/or library studies
Excellent attention to detail
Familiarity with Adlib Archive/Library/Museum collections management software is a plus

To Apply:

Please submit application and cover letter to www.oscars.org/careers.


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