Job Posting: Database Support Specialist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / Margaret Herrick Library

Zoe Friedlander zfriedlander at OSCARS.ORG
Thu Feb 18 18:46:42 EST 2016

Database Support Specialist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / Margaret Herrick Library

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Reports to: Head of Library Systems
Provide technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library software solutions and standards. The database support specialist uses a variety of technologies, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide the best possible experience for library patrons and staff as they seek, access, and maintain the information in our library systems. The job includes first-line support as well as maintenance and implementation in a broad range of systems that currently includes Ex Libris Voyager, Inmagic DB/Textworks, Drupal, WordPress, and a digital asset management system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Maintain and support databases, search forms, edit forms, and reports for desktop and Web use, using database software and coding in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML and XSLT.

·         Ensure usability, efficiency, and organization of data structures.

·         Troubleshoot and resolve database performance and display issues; follow up with vendor support staff when necessary.

·         Provide training and documentation for database users.

·         Migrate data between systems.

·         Monitor and manage periodic updates of online databases.

·         Interface with vendor support staff and hosting company staff.

·         Support a diverse community of users with a wide range of computer skill levels.

Position Requirements

·         Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library and Information Science preferred.

·         2-4 years experience working with database systems in a library or archive.

·         Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

·         Experience with XML and XSLT.

·         High level of comfort with learning new software tools.

·         Familiarity with library online public access catalog software.

·         Ability to review and interpret technical information and translate for a less-technical audience.

·         Strong problem solving skills.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.

·         Ability to multi-task and work independently.

·         Position requires prolonged computer use.

Open Date          1/28/2016
Location               Hollywood/Beverly Hills  (work will be done in both locations)

About the Organization
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927, and is an honorary membership organization whose ranks include more than 7,000 artists and professionals in seventeen craft branches. In addition to the annual Oscar Telecast, the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; does research to advance motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to our movie history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry, and people everywhere who love film.

EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Zoe Friedlander
Head of Library Systems

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Information Technology
333 S. La Cienega Boulevard * Beverly Hills, CA 90211

310.247.3000 x2239 * zfriedlander at<mailto:zfriedlander at>


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