CSPG is a non-profit, tax-exempt educational and research archive that
collects, preserves, documents, and circulates political posters relating to
historical and contemporary movements for social change. With more than 80,000
domestic and international posters, CSPG maintains the largest collection of
post World War II political posters in the U.S. Posters cover a variety of
contemporary and historical issues including AIDS, ecology, homelessness,
immigration, labor, racism, and sexism.
Full-time position to oversee a two-year, NHPRC grant-funded project to
process and describe, on a basic folder-level, CSPG's entire collection of
over 80,000 social movement posters, create an online collection finding aid,
catalogue on the item-level CSPG's complete collection of Vietnam War Era
posters, and give access to item-level catalogue records through an online
searchable interface. The Project Archivist will also supervise Archival
Assistant(s) and interns working on this project. The Project Archivist
reports to the CSPG Archivist.
* Oversee the processing and folder-level description of the collection.
* Finalize folder-level description records for the collection to generate an EAD collection finding aid.
* Create MARC collection-level record and submit it to OCLC and other bibliographic catalogues.
* Finalize item-level catalogue records in the catalogue system, MIMSY XG, and upload records to the online interface.
* Manage the digitization of prioritized items.
* Research the copyright status for digitized posters.
* Supervise Archival Assistant(s) and interns.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be based on qualifications and
experience. Includes medical benefits, sick days and vacation days. CSPG
cannot compensate for relocation expenses.
A Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent education
and experience is required. Project archivist must have a minimum of two-year
processing and cataloguing experience in an archives or special collection,
demonstrated knowledge of EAD and MARC, digital collections management
experience, supervisory experience and working-knowledge of copyright law.
Experience with print, poster or visual collections preferred. Academic
background in history, art history or the humanities preferred.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references by August
24, 2012. Email preferred. Attn: Mary Sutton, Program Director,
[log in to unmask] CSPG, 8124 West Third Street, Suite 211, Los
Angeles, CA 90048-4309 Phone: 323-653-4662 Fax: 323-653-6991
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