Poster Archivist
March 29, 2007 10:29 AM

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Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG)
Los Angeles, California, USA

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented professional to oversee the cataloging, preservation, and management of its unique domestic and international political poster collection. Main responsibilities include: implementation and ongoing management of a collections management database (MultiMIMSY), accessions, cataloging, loans, exhibition and virtual exhibition development, registrarial and collections management, storage maintenance, supervision of part-time staff and volunteers, development of cataloging policies and procedures, and answering or facilitating research inquiries. Archivist will also assist staff in developing grant proposals to support archive. Competitive Salary and Benefits.

CSPG is a non-profit, tax-exempt educational and research archive that collects, preserves, documents, and circulates domestic and international political posters relating to historical and contemporary movements for social change. Founded in 1989, CSPG's growing collection currently contains nearly 60,000 posters dating from 1900 to the present. The majority of the posters date from the 1960s to the present, and CSPG has the largest collection of post World War II political posters in the U.S. Its exhibitions and posters have toured to more than 350 venues regionally, nationally, and internationally.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS, or graduate degree in museum studies or archival management required. A minimum of two years' professional experience preferred. Excellent computer skills and experience with automated collection records essential. Requires careful, exceptionally organized individual, strong written and oral communication, and self-motivation. A preliminary visual literacy test will be given.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

For consideration, please send a letter of application, resume with salary requirements and salary history, and three references to: Carol Wells
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
8124 W. Third St., Suite 211
Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309
tel: 323-653-4662
fax: 323-653-6991

payscale: 'competitive'
job type: full-time
posted by Miko to Nonprofit

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