JOB: Library and Archives Assistant, San Francisco

Institution: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
Location: Downtown San Francisco, CA (SOMA)
Job Position: dedicated part-time library assistant/archives assistant

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017, and currently located in a quaint recently entirely remodeled two story brick building convenient to the Powell Street Transportation Hub, Mint Plaza and the Chronicle Building, is looking for a part time (20hr/wk) library assistant who has more than a passing familiarity with how psychoanalysis/psychiatry works as well as archival processing and cataloging experience. Work roles include shelving books, filling scan requests for reprints through email while paying careful attention to copyright and legal considerations, mailing books and other items, over dues, donations, copy cataloging and other standard and non-standard library operations assignments as they arise, and equally the willingness and curiosity to just sit down and work on large, unprocessed archival collections of material about psychoanalysis and psychiatry dating from 1940-1980 as well as other special projects. Knowledge of LCSH, DACS, EAD and other ‘best practices’ standards are greatly desired, as is experience with audiovisual cataloging and production techniques. Seeking team player, self-starter, hard worker, experienced Library assistant with archive experience, who has worked before in this dual capacity and is willing to step into complex projects on both sides of the fence. Experience putting together online exhibits using exhibit software such as OMEKA and experience with physical exhibits at a gallery or museum or public programs experience is a plus. Ability to lift a 40 lbs. weight may be required. Pay is 20$ per hour; for more information please phone (415) 563-4477.

SFCP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic. We are proud that the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is at the forefront of mental health schools and institutes who understand and acknowledge the value diversity brings to an organization.