Archivist
20th Century Fox - Los Angeles, CA

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The 20th Century Fox Archives is charged with the creation and preservation of the Studio's corporate collection, as well as administering services for the Studio's Domestic and International Theatrical and Home Entertainment Departments. In addition to on-Lot services such as Executive Loans and displays, the Archives also works with external organizations to curate educational and informational exhibits that acknowledge and celebrate Fox's role in the entertainment industry and the history of filmmaking.

Essential Responsibilities:
Archive the inactive prop and set dressing assets collection, regardless of media or materials, from Fox film and television productions

Archive the active prop and set dressing asset collection, regardless of media or materials, from Fox film and television productions

Service internal and external requests pertaining to this collection including research, exhibitions and tours

Provide assistance and support to the other Archives collections

Essential Functions:
1) Inactive Collections

Archive the prop and set dressing material backlog including appraisal, processing, arrangement, cataloging, space management, administration of any associated budgets, and conservation/preservation of the assets. Maintain a robust database database of the prop and set dressing materials. Track environmental conditions of the collections ensuring preservation needs are met, and work with the Director to strategize basic conservation, recommending repair options where necessary. Organize, inventory and catalog assets stored in any off-Lot locations, working directly with representatives from each to ensure proper handling and storage conditions. Work with the Director to strategize the completion of the corporate collection by acquiring valuable and important prop or set dressing materials from Fox's film and television legacy. Review on a regular basis the digital components of the collection to advise the Director on migration and other preservation needs.

2) Active Collections

Track new film and television releases to ensure that the Archives has received associated materials. Integrate new release materials into inventories and archive physical assets.

3) Service-related Duties

Administer the scheduling and tracking of the Archives' internal and external prop and set dressing requests including research, exhibitions and tours. Analyze and control any budgets allotted to this collection and advise the Director during new fiscal year preparations. Participate in the creation of tours and exhibits. Assist in various aspects of the Archives' services including packing, unpacking and moving boxes; assembling, packing and unpacking shipping crates

assist in the creation, set-up and strike of on-Lot exhibitions. Provide research and reference services relating to the collection.

4) Support of the Archives Collections

Work with the Director and other Archivists on projects that require additional assistance, including inventorying large collections, preparing pallets for and receiving pallets from shipments, database entry, etc.

Additional Responsibilities

Basic office work (answering phones, filing, scheduling, etc.). Assistance when required with special projects related to any and all Archives functions.

Fox is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Film or Art History

Post-Graduate Degree or Certification in Archival or Museum Studies strongly preferred

Minimum of 3 years' related Archival experience

Highly organized and detail-oriented

Ability to problem-solve and manage various projects simultaneously and successfully

Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Photoshop

Ability to lift and carry at least 40 lbs, climb ladders and pack and unpack boxes and crates

Operation of moving equipment (i.e. dollies, hand trucks, pallet jacks) and light power tools

Basic understanding of film production

Passion for materials and archival process