LA as Subject

Collectively preserving, archiving and sharing the rich history and culture of Los Angeles

LA as Subject Residency Program

L.A. as Subject Residency Program is Hiring.

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Autry National Center Libraries and Archives, the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Libraries, and the USC Libraries a grant to develop a residency program that will support archival education.

Over the two-year term of the grant, the Autry, CSUN and USC will each host and mentor two residents, who in turn will work with community-based archives among the L.A. as Subject membership. Each Resident will rotate among L.A. as Subject member sites for one year and will apply archival standards and practices to make local collections accessible.

The residents will help the smaller organizations and individual collectors apply archival standards and practices to make certain their collections become and remain accessible to students, scholars and the global community of researchers studying the history and meaning of Los Angeles.

The membership of L.A. as Subject represents an extensive cultural, linguistic and disciplinary reach, with collections documenting the experiences of Mexican-American immigrants in Pico Rivera and Boyle Heights, pre-Stonewall history on the West Coast, labor-rights movements and countless other areas of underexplored history.

For a complete list of requirements and to apply for the position follow the links to each institution’s job posting. Candidates may apply directly to one or all institutions:

» Apply to the Autry Museum

» Apply to CSUN

» Apply to USC

The annual salary is $40,000, plus benefits. The deadline for application is August 29, 2014.

For LA as Subject Members interested in being a rotating institution, project proposal forms will be available early September and due October 17, 2014.  Please email completed form to