Autry National Center


  • Resident Archivist

    The Libraries and Archives of the Autry seeks a Resident Archivist for a one-year appointment to serve as part of the inaugural Institute of Museum and Library Services-supported L.A. as Subject Residency Program. The L.A. as Subject Residency Program will provide the opportunity for a post-graduate MLIS student, with an interest in pursuing a career in archives, to learn from professionals and scholars in the field and gain experience in community archives.

    Specific duties will include:

    • An initial three-month supervised archival project at the Libraries and Archives of the Autry.
    • Three, three-month rotations at L.A. as Subject member archive locations.
    • Hands-on experience working at community and neighborhood-based archives and enabling residents to share their archival expertise.
    • Hands-on archival work experience in multiple institutional environments.
    • Practical experience with policy and procedural decisions in archival institutions.
    • Teaching experience, and assistance with professional development and networking among professionals.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • Basic understanding of archival principles.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • The ability to work independently as well as with colleagues and archives users from diverse backgrounds.
    • Capability to manage multiple priorities calmly and effectively and meet deadlines.
    • A strong public service orientation and the ability to work in collegial, collaborative and diverse environments.
    • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills and flexibility.
    • Strong interest in Los Angeles history and community- and neighborhood-based archives.
    • Ability to travel to work in multiple locations across the Los Angeles county.
    • Ability to bend, twist and the ability to regularly lift 40 lbs.

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Required education: ALA accredited MLIS degree or Masters in Information Science or Archival Science completed since May 2012.
    • Considerable specialized knowledge of contemporary archival and records management principles and practices.
    • Knowledge or background in preservation management.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, project management, analytical and research skills.
    • Requires computer skills and ability to work with electronic records and databases.
    • Experience utilizing digital reproduction technologies such as scanners and digital cameras for preservation.

    This is a full-time, one year fixed term position and is eligible for employee benefits. Employee benefits include health, dental, retirement, and discounts to a wide variety of area events and attractions.

    About L.A. as Subject

    Hosted by the USC Libraries, L.A. as Subject is an alliance of research archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. L.A. as Subject is working to increase the visibility of local archives and improve access to them for students, researchers, K-12 educators, and everyone else with a stake in Southern California history. L.A. as Subject promotes tools and mentoring to help its members with everything from preserving and cataloging materials in their collections to fundraising and public outreach.

  • Security Officer (On-Call)

    The Autry seeks on-call Security Officers. Duties include performing security patrols by foot or vehicle, answering visitor inquiries, responding to emergencies according to defined procedures, and monitoring movement of staff, visitors, assets, equipment and materials. This position requires standing for long periods of time and wearing of a radio earpiece at normal volume setting. Security officers may be assigned to any shift or any Autry location. May be assigned outdoors and to construction posts which may include inclement weather, dust, dirt and noise. Guard card is not required.


    High School Diploma or GED; experience in security, public safety, military and/or customer service; must be able to work weekends and additional hours as necessary; the ability to communicate clearly in person and via radio is necessary; the ability to stand and walk for long periods is required; reliable transportation is needed.

  • Custodian

    A custodian performs routine basic maintenance and cleaning of museum grounds (both Griffith Park and Mt. Washington campuses).

    Essential Functions:

    • Cleans the museum galleries, public areas, plaza and administrative office
    • Assists with museum events (set up and clean up)
    • Routinely dusts, vacuums, cleans windows and bathrooms, and waxes wood floors as necessary
    • Ensures work is performed safely and that equipment is properly maintained

    Other Functions:

    • The museum (or the Autry) reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and keep supervisor apprised of all personnel issues and or problems.
    • Knowledge of cleaning supplies and quantities needed
    • Knowledge of cleaning equipment
    • Ability to communicate in English required for day shifts and preferred for evening shifts
    • Transportation to work between both sites
    • Custodial experience preferred
    • Ability to learn to use a 2 way radio
    • bility to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted

    Working at the Autry:

    • Requires physical mobility and stamina.
    • Involves long periods of standing, walking, or sitting; frequent stooping, and bending. Extended work hours as needed.

Application Information

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.


Please mail or e-mail your résumé and letter of interest to:

Valerie Nelson
Human Resources
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
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The Autry National Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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