As the Walt Disney Archives (a part of Disney Corporate Communications) grows and expands its services, collections, programs and outreach to both internal and external clients and employees companywide, the department is seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking, motivated professional eager to join their team.
Responsibilities of the Role:
Help acquire assets (both digital and physical) for the collections of the Walt Disney Archives.
Appraise, process and prepare for storage incoming materials for both physical and digital storage (including, but not limited to, character merchandise, film production documentation and ephemera, original artwork, theme park collateral, and reference publications).
Update departmental informational resources and databases (data analysis and entry).
Fulfill research requests as assigned by Archives Director and managers.
Provide reference services and assist research archivists in interpreting collections and answering inquiries.
Support the research, development, selection and transfer of assets for publications, exhibition installations and special events (fulfilling both internal & external requests).
Maintain security of archival materials.
Proofreading and fact checking of publications and research material, as requested.
Provide written historical content for Archives social media, website, and D23, as directed by Manager and Director.
Participate in Archives outreach programs including orientations, tours and public presentations as directed by Manager and Director.
Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in library science, history, communications studies, film studies, or a closely related field required.
EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS/ TRAINING:
Including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and FileMaker Pro.
Experience working with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat.
Valid California Driver License.
Experience working in an Archive, Library, or related environment preferred.
Working knowledge of standardized vocabularies, preferred.
Knowledge of digital imaging and digital preservation standards, preferred.
Knowledge of emerging digital curation practices, preferred.
Working knowledge of, and/or participation with industry professional groups and societies (past or current) a plus.
Industry-specific professional certifications a plus.
Working knowledge of the history and legacy of Walt Disney and The Walt Disney Company required.
The ability to efficiently handle multiple projects simultaneously, while working in a group setting.
High sense of responsibility due to departmental need to safeguard valuable and confidential archival materials and business records.
Must be extremely detail oriented and organized.
Demonstrated strong verbal and written skills.
Ability to lift 25-50 pounds.
Ability to freely bend, crouch, and turn in confined spaces, sometimes repetitively.
Ability to work select weekends (as needed).
The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA is $ $52,398.00 to $70,290.00 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.