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Monday, January 03, 2022 9:15 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archive and Activation Manager 

(January 3, 2022)

Position Title - Archive and Activation Manager

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Executive Director

Position Type - Full-time, permanent

Benefits - Yes

Salary Range - $76,000 - $85,000

Status: Full Time, Exempt

The Mission of the Curve Foundation is to empower lesbians, queer women, trans people, and non-binary people of all races and ages (the Curve Community) to share our stories, connect with each other and raise visibility.

The Vision of the Curve Foundation is to form partnerships and make grants that spur active storytelling and cross-generational dialogue around the Curve Community. We achieve this vision by supporting journalists, investing in the next generation of intersectional leaders, and bolstering existing community archives.

The Position: This is a powerful opportunity to be a catalyst in the formation of a groundbreaking project to create a foundation that is of, by, and for the Curve Community.

The Manager is a generalist/creator with an archival background, excited about the opportunity to build a digital archive that reflects and connects with lesbians, queer women, and trans and non-binary people. The Manager comes to the position with a history of outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, ideally in the planning, execution, and management of digital archives.

The Manager is responsible for the access to, professional care, daily management, and maintenance of the Curve magazine digital archive, including its organization, preservation, and storage. Additionally, the Manager is responsible for activation events and the commission of written & multimedia digital archive activations.

Key Archival Tasks:

Oversee the completion of the Curve magazine digital archive (OCR integration, issue upload and quality control, metadata creation, and other related tasks)

Lead strategic planning as it relates to long-term digital preservation and access and manage systems

Coordinate and facilitate archive access, including managing licensing requests and reference inquiries

Manage magazine copyright and web host relationships, including periodic budget management

Coordinate platform upkeep with webmaster

Develop and/or innovate existing archive catalogue system

Strategize partnerships with aggregator digital hubs and manage content integration

Key Activation Tasks:

Co-create issue area index with Executive Director

Editorial support for quarterly Curvemag.com mini-issues

Scope & select writers / creators to activate archive content

Plan 1-2 archive activation events per year

Co-ordinate social media activations with Executive Director and contractors

The Manager should ideally possess the following professional experience and/or qualifications:

5+ years of related experience in digital archive work and/or archive activation

Demonstrated experience building and maintaining digital collections

An understanding of the broader field of digital preservation and archival work especially as it relates to the organizations, platforms, digital innovators, publications, and other players that work to preserve lesbian, queer or marginalized peoples’ media.

Prior experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals from diverse backgrounds

Strong project management and organizational skills

Experience with social media content creation and/or curation preferred

The Manager should ideally display the following interpersonal and/or personal acuities:

A deep commitment to personal and professional authenticity

The ability to cultivate a sense of belonging and access

The ability to think and act strategically, consistent with the foundation’s status as an early-stage project

A demonstrated track record of processing and synthesizing complex information and goal setting.

Editorial vision, with an emergent and iterative approach to the creative process

Strong writing and public speaking skills; presents ideas in a pragmatic, organized, and compelling manner.

Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with peers in shared efforts; ideally brings experience working in a start-up and/or leanly staffed environment

Curiosity, willingness, and a wicked sense of humor

Additional Details:

Employment Type: This a full-time, exempt position

Reports to: Executive Director

Physical Demands/Work Environment: This is a remote position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to spend extended periods of time at a computer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary Range: $75,000 – $85,000

Benefit summary:

Medical, Dental and Vision coverage

FSA & Dependent Care FSA, commuter benefits

403B Retirement Plan

Paid time off, including vacation days, sick and personal days, and federal holidays

Ongoing, subsidized opportunities for professional development

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter explaining how your skills fit this position to the attention of Human Resources, The Curve Foundation.

Email: employment@thecurvefoundation.org

We will begin contacting applicants in mid-late January.

The Curve Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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