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Center for Sex and Culture (San Francisco) Looking for Archivist Intern

The CSC Library and Archives Essential Duties, Function and Job Description for Archives

A Brief Explanation of the Archive Internship and Archivist Intern Positions

Please write to Tess McCarthy at archives@sexandculture.org to request more information and apply.

Archives Interns who come from an archival background or have needed skills in digitizing, organizing, coding (knowledge of EAD or other online schema used for creating online finding aids), working with the public in a reference setting are preferred. Their title is slightly different from that of non-archival interns and will get the designation as Archivist Intern. The will have slightly different learning outcomes which may need specific attention in order for these individuals to meet the requirements of their program.

The parallel positions in the Library are Librarian Intern (those with LIS—Library and Information Science backgrounds) and, Library Intern (those without LIS backgrounds). It is only fair to recognize and distinguish these interns so that users, patrons and the public are prepared to make decisions on which staff to engage with or utilize.

Desirable Traits and Qualities

The work of Archives Intern versus Archivist Intern (herein described as “intern”) varies only in the sense that there may be a marked difference in skills, knowledge and abilities. There may not be any difference at all, but all individuals who come to the Archives will come away with the experience of handling, organizing and cataloging one of the most special collections in the world. The lead Archivist values diverse backgrounds and interdisciplinary knowledge but the ability to learn on the fly or is able to contribute to the overall efforts is the final determination in selecting the appropriate intern.

The intern must also possess traits and qualities that are essential in working in the Archives. They are: highly organized, detail oriented, process oriented, mindful/meta-cognitive, open (willingness to change), excellent interpersonal relationship skills (with other staff and the public), communication skills (verbal/written), collaborative (has ideas that will help along in our goals and objectives) and is technologically capable.

In terms of lack of experience, by nature of this being an internship position, the Lead Archivist (parallel position in the Library is Head Librarian) will nurture, train, mentor and develop the intern in such a way that is beneficial to them as individual and, at the same is beneficial to the work at the Archives. A win-win, mutually beneficial and relationship founded in reciprocity is the overall work relationship sought.

Beyond basic traits and qualities is that the intern must be comfortable around a judgment-free, sex positive, graphically pornographic, wholly diverse background. We actively seek, mentor and develop interns who have a clear understanding of the Queer community and the individual needs of each group in the LGBTIQ spectrum. An open and non-judgmental attitude is necessary in understanding our straight, kinkster and ethnic communities as well. We also welcome individuals who understand or come from a non-binary, asexual, transsexual or gender fluid perspective and encourage those who are allies or champions of all our groups to work in creating and advocating for these communities. Other communities we serve are the BDSM, Leather and other kink communities that may or may not have overlap in the sexuality/gender spectrum.

Areas of focus in the archives include digitization, processing, arranging/describing/housing, cataloging, preservation, and migration.

Contact archives@sexandculture.org to request more information and to apply.

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Poster Exhibit Chronicles the Fight Against AIDS ⇢

The Biggest Quake: New thinking on the San Francisco AIDS epidemic

The Biggest Quake: New thinking on the San Francisco AIDS epidemic

BOTH SHOWS FREE! 

TUESDAY JUNE 25, 8pm
Magnet, 4122 18th St. between Castro and Collingwood

THURSDAY JUNE 27, 8:30pm
Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 


Writing and performance by 
Mark ABRAMSON, Justin CHIN, Brontez PURNELL
Carol QUEEN (25th), Kirk READ, Julia SERANO (25th), Ed WOLF

Curated by Kirk Read

The Biggest Quake brings together eight San Francisco artists with varied backgrounds in writing, performance art, music, public health, science and AIDS activism. Topics will include barebacking, pre-exposure (PrEP) HIV medications for HIV-negative people, crystal meth, being newly infected, helping people commit suicide in the 1980s and getting arrested with ACT UP. A rich brew. WE PROMISE there will be no cliches about being HIV positive and thriving and no one will tell you that men who bareback have low self esteem. The work promises to be funny, touching, harrowing, historical and controversial. The artists spent hours having conversations as a group and individually, deepening their shared understanding of the AIDS epidemic. The variety of voices here creates a dialogue that goes across generational and experiential lines. The purpose of this project is to generate new stories and thinking about AIDS that is not mediated by public health messaging or non-profit politics. We aim to spark a resurgence of artists making work about the epidemic, in terms of history, where we are now, and the future imaginary.


See the videos of last summer’s original shows here:  

June 14, 2012 - Kirk Read The Biggest Quake:  www.vimeo.com/album/1975177   
June 15, 2012 - Kirk Read The Biggest Quake:  www.vimeo.com/album/1976963
June 16, 2012 - Kirk Read The Biggest Quake:  www.vimeo.com/album/1977205

Facebook page: 
SF show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/135293953342574/

Berkeley show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/460509750699575/


Artist bios:

Mark Abramson
 was a Midwestern farm boy who joined the great gay migration to San Francisco in the 1970s. His writing has appeared in the gay press as far back as Christopher Street, Fag Rag, Gay Sunshine and Mouth of the Dragon. Like the central character in his best-selling “Beach Reading” series, Mark Abramson grew up in Minnesota and worked as a waiter in the Castro, but Mark is better known as a bartender and co-producer of “Men Behind Bars,” an annual AIDS benefit and the huge dance parties on San Francisco piers called “Pier Pressure” and “High Tea
.

 Justin Chin’s
 third book of poetry, Gutted, received the Publishing Triangle’s 2007 Thom Gunn Award for Poetry, and was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, and the Assoc. for Asian American Studies Book Awards. His other books of poetry are Bite Hard, and Harmless Medicine, a 2002 Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Awards finalist. He is also the author of three collections of essays: Burden of Ashes, Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes & Pranks, and Attack of the Man-Eating Lotus Blossoms; and most recently, the short story collection, 98 Wounds.

Brontez Purnell
 is a zinester, writer, dancer and musician, who now lives in California. Brontez was originally from Triana, Alabama, then moving to Huntsville, Alabama, and then to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he released Schlepp Fanzine while still living at home. He then relocated on his own to Oakland, California, where he released his next zine, Fag School. He is also the mastermind behind the band The Younger Lovers and is an ex-member of queer electro band Gravy Train!!!! Brontez has written for various publications, including the on-line edition of Jigsaw, and has also written a column called “She’s Over It” for Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll. He has read his work at Lit Quake in San Francisco. He is currently working on his first novella “Johnny, Would You Love Me If My Dick Were Bigger? (Diary of  an American Waiter Bored at Work).

Kirk Read
 (curator) is the author of the coming out memoir “How I Learned to Snap” and created the solo shows “This is the Thing” and “Computer Face.” He has toured with the Queen’s English, Sister Spit and twice with the Sex Workers Art Show. He is passionate about the intersection of art and public health. Over the years he has produced over 250 nights of performance and literature, including events addressing crystal meth, barebacking, computer addiction, sex work and HIV/AIDS from the perspective of artists and writers who create work from lived experience. He helped organize the Gay Men’s Sex Summit and the first two national Gay Men’s Health Summits in Boulder. He worked as a phlebotomist and HIV counselor at St. James Infirmary, San Francisco’s free clinic for sex workers. At St. James, he also started a support group for male sex workers. He cohosted the long running queer open mic K’vetsh with Tara Jepsen and cohosts Smack Dab with Larry-bob Roberts, a queer open mic on third Wednesdays at Magnet. He started Army of Lovers, an organization that curates queer art events. He started Formerly Known As, a festival of male sex worker performance, now in its fourth year. He believes in the power of art to shape and guide social movements.

Julia Serano
 is an Oakland, California-based writer, performer, and activist. Julia is the author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (Seal Press, 2007), a collection of personal essays that reveal how misogyny frames popular assumptions about femininity and shapes many of the myths and misconceptions people have about transsexual women. Her other writings have appeared in anthologies (including Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation and Word Warriors: 30 Leaders in the Women’s Spoken Word Movement) and in feminist, queer, pop culture and literary magazines and websites such as Bitch Magazine, AlterNet.org, Out, Feministing.com, make/shift and Clamor.  In recent years, Julia has gained notoriety in transgender, queer, and feminist circles for her unique insights into gender, and her writings have been used as teaching materials in queer and gender studies courses across North America.

Ed Wolf 
has been working continuously in the HIV/AIDS epidemic since 1983, as chronicled in the award-winning documentary “We Were Here.” He has developed HIV-related curriculum and trainings for a large number of national and international organizations and institutions, including the California State Office of AIDS, the Shanti Project of San Francisco, UCSF AIDS Health Project and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles. He’s facilitated trainings for counselors working in clinical trials in Lima, Peru as well as South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. His stories and articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Christopher Street, the James White Review and Prentice Hall’s Discovering Literature. Ed has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was awarded the HIV National Educator of Year Award from the body.com.




The Biggest Quake was made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by generous grants from the William Flora Hewlett Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Queer Cultural Center, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the California Arts Council and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
 
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!
This will be the kind of event where you have powerful conversations afterward, meet new people and get your own creative process instigated. It won’t be a downer, it will be magic.

Center for Sex and Culture Seeking Social Media Intern

The Center for Sex & Culture (http://www.sexandculture.org/) welcomes interns from colleges around the country and the world throughout the year to work with us. We encourage interns who are interested in bringing new ideas to the table, a strong interest in collaboration, and sex education experience.

Our social media intern position is a 10 to 15 hour per week commitment that requires experience with social media networks (especially Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr). E-mail us at socialmedia@sexandculture.org if interested.

Tasks for this position include:

  • Posting social media updates in the form of news, event reminders, and relevant content curation across several networks: Facebook, FetLife, OPENLY, Tumblr, and Twitter.
  • Developing and updating social media guidelines for current and future interns and staff.
  • Implementing social media campaigns across networks for major events.
  • Monitoring the web for mentions of the Center and associated organizations and people. Examples of monitoring tools include Tweetdeck, Google Alerts, and Google Analytics.
  • Corresponding with staff and event presenters about upcoming events and news.
  • Posting engaging content to the CSC blog athttp://sexandculture.tumblr.com/

Further information about internships at the Center for Sex and Culture can be found at http://www.sexandculture.org/intern

The Center for Sex and Culture’s Grace Alley Mural Project on Offbeatr: Looking to raise $2000 by December 22nd 2012 for public art celebrating San Francisco’s past sexual renegades, founders, activists, and healers.

http://offbeatr.com/project/grace-alley-mural-project-10161016955

The Center for Sex & Culture is in the process of conceptualizing and creating a public art project, the Grace Alley Mural Project, to be featured on the exterior of the Center for Sex & Culture building on the wall at Grace Alley.  We have a team of our very own notorious (and not-so-notorious) muralists prepared to collaborate on this Mural, a highlight of San Francisco’s sexual history and culture.  Our group of talented artists includes Eddie CollaFinley CoylAmandalynn, and Éclair Acuda Bandersnatch.  Their work on Grace Alley will pay homage to our city’s past sexual renegades, founders, activists and healers.

The Mural will be situated amidst nightlife, non-profits, neighborhood residential and mixed commerce — but it’s also a location in need of beautification to our Public Spaces.  It will emphasize the good work of non-profit organizations centered around sex, enhance the good work we are doing here and let the surrounding community know we are an organization that plans to stay and grow in this neighborhood.  The Mural will be a celebration of sex-positivity, knowledge and the work San Francisco has pioneered and achieved on behalf of sexual health, education and openness.

This Mural is a true labor of love — for sex, the community and the sex community, but we ask for your financial support to make this loving project really happen.  Specifically, your monetary donations would help toward the rental of electric scissor lifts (to be used to physically elevate the artists as they work on the wall), artists’ commissions and project supplies.  Any contributions you may be able to provide toward that estimation will be deeply cherished!

To see more images of the Grace Alley Mural Project follow us on Facebook, visit our Tumblr, or come see it in person at 1349 Mission Street in San Francisco, but we need your donations to fill this wall with art. 

Donation levels and rewards:

Pledge $10 or more: Safe Sex Play Gift Bag

The first 20 donors to contribute $10 will receive a “safe sex play” gift bag! all the things you need to get it on— safely.

Pledge $15 or more: Vintage Porn Magazine Stash. 
The first 10 donors to contribute $15 will receive hand picked vintage porn stash— featuring classics from Playboy, Hustler, Playgirl, and others.

THIS $20 PLEDGE IS NOW SOLD OUT! Autographed book from Carol Queen.

THIS $50 PLEDGE IS NOW SOLD OUT!: Center for Sex & Culture Goodie Swag Bag

Pledge $50 or more: Orgasmic Sound Recording

Donors who pledge $50 or more, will receive a specially created sound recording of a woman pleasuring herself to orgasm — just for you.

Pledge $60 or more: Basic Membership at CSC

The first 3 donors to contribute $60 will be granted Basic Membership to the Center for Sex & Culture. A $60 value that includes-Discounts on events and classes. Invitation to member-only events.

Pledge $100 or more: Library Membership at CSC

The first 10 donors to contribute $100 will be granted free library membership at the Center for Sex & Culture (a $100 value).

—-About the Center for Sex and Culture—-

Website: http://sexandculture.org/

The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.

The Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco is now accepting donations for the Grace Alley Mural Project on Offbeatr! Pledging $ leads to fabulous rewards. CSC is looking to raise $2000 by our deadline, December 23rd:

http://o.ffbe.at/XaWAiP

If this project interests you, please donate (registration is quick and easy), or pass it on! Must be 18 or older to visit above site.

Photo credit: Library Vixen

About the project:

The Center for Sex & Culture is in the process of conceptualizing and creating a public art project, the Grace Alley Mural Project, to be featured on the exterior of the Center for Sex & Culture building on the wall at Grace Alley.  We have a team of our very own notorious and not so notorious muralists prepared to collaborate on this Mural, a highlight of San Francisco’s sexual history and culture.  Our group of talented artists includes Eddie CollaFinley CoylAmandalynnJeremy Novy and Éclair Acuda Bandersnatch.  Their work on Grace Alley will pay homage to our city’s past sexual renegades, founders, activists and healers.

The Mural location is in an area of San Francisco that is a mix of nightlife, non-profits, neighborhood residential and mixed commerce — but it’s also an area in need of beautification to our Public Spaces.  It will emphasize the good work of non-profit organizations centered around sex, enhance the good work we are doing here and let the surrounding community know we are an organization that plans to stay and grow in this neighborhood.  Furthermore, the Mural will be a celebration of sexual knowledge and a piece of the open dialogues San Francisco have begun to speak with the world about.

carpeatmospherum:

Finley Coyl, The Subtle Horror of the Everyday, 2012.

Installation at The Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco. 

snap-eat-love:

Folsom Street Fair coming up in the neighborhood (Taken with Instagram)

snap-eat-love:

Folsom Street Fair coming up in the neighborhood (Taken with Instagram)

Could these be the nicest breasts in San Francisco?

Bawdy Storytelling
'SapioSexual’
Saturday, July 21st
The Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street San Francisco Doors at 7, Stories at 8!
Storytellers include: - Notoriously brilliant Sexologist Dr Carol Queen - Foxy femme & Sex educator Maxine Holloway - Genderfork founder Sarah Dopp - Scientist & Pornographer Ned Mayhem - SexLoveJoy’s Lidia Anain - More storytellers to come! Want to tell a story? Contact Dixie@BawdyStorytelling.com
Tickets are $15 in advance athttp://www.fanfueled.com/Event/Details/3181-bawdy-storytellings-sapiosexual $20 at the door Admission includes a discount code for Kinky Salon’s Harem Nights – can you say AFTERPARTY? Read all about the event (and the entrance policy) at
Sapiosexual: (n.) Becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use. Origins: From the Latin root sapien, wise or intelligent, and Latin sexualis, relating to the sexes.
Hey smarty, wanna party? If you’re finding yourself drawn to that professorial pin-up boy, Dr. Stephen Hawking; if you do the Sunday Times crossword in pen, or have impure thoughts about what you could do with a retro-fitted Large Hadron Collider (the “largest Fleshlight™ in the world!”), then this is the evening for you. Bawdy’s doing another rare Saturday night show, and it’s dedicated to those size queens who salivate at the flash of a MENSA membership card, rather than a massive package. As Sister Roxane Roles likes to say: The hell with yer naughty bits; show us your naked BRAIN!
Bawdy Storytelling- the girl who wants to put her Heidegger in your Derrida – presents an evening of real world Einsteins with big libidos and even bigger IQs. Our handpicked line-up of pervy brainiacs will put down their copy of Kant’s “Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals,” put their pants back on, & spend their Saturday night telling you true stories that illustrate where their ‘intellect’ and ‘sex drive’ Venn diagrams intersect. Those nerds on “The Big Bang Theory” have no idea what a really big bang is about, do they? Join us on July 21st and let’s celebrate the cerebellum, Bawdy style!

Bawdy Storytelling

'SapioSexual’

Saturday, July 21st

The Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa Street
San Francisco
Doors at 7, Stories at 8!

Storytellers include:
- Notoriously brilliant Sexologist Dr Carol Queen
- Foxy femme & Sex educator Maxine Holloway
- Genderfork founder Sarah Dopp
- Scientist & Pornographer Ned Mayhem
- SexLoveJoy’s Lidia Anain
- More storytellers to come! Want to tell a story? Contact Dixie@BawdyStorytelling.com

Tickets are $15 in advance at
http://www.fanfueled.com/Event/Details/3181-bawdy-storytellings-sapiosexual
$20 at the door
Admission includes a discount code for Kinky Salon’s Harem Nights – can you say AFTERPARTY?
Read all about the event (and the entrance policy) at

Sapiosexual: (n.) Becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use. Origins: From the Latin root sapien, wise or intelligent, and Latin sexualis, relating to the sexes.

Hey smarty, wanna party? If you’re finding yourself drawn to that professorial pin-up boy, Dr. Stephen Hawking; if you do the Sunday Times crossword in pen, or have impure thoughts about what you could do with a retro-fitted Large Hadron Collider (the “largest Fleshlight™ in the world!”), then this is the evening for you. Bawdy’s doing another rare Saturday night show, and it’s dedicated to those size queens who salivate at the flash of a MENSA membership card, rather than a massive package. As Sister Roxane Roles likes to say: The hell with yer naughty bits; show us your naked BRAIN!

Bawdy Storytelling- the girl who wants to put her Heidegger in your Derrida – presents an evening of real world Einsteins with big libidos and even bigger IQs. Our handpicked line-up of pervy brainiacs will put down their copy of Kant’s “Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals,” put their pants back on, & spend their Saturday night telling you true stories that illustrate where their ‘intellect’ and ‘sex drive’ Venn diagrams intersect. Those nerds on “The Big Bang Theory” have no idea what a really big bang is about, do they? Join us on July 21st and let’s celebrate the cerebellum, Bawdy style!

The Center for Sex & Culture Library is officially open every Monday from 11:30 - 4:30. This is your community resource— The Perverts Community Center, if you will. Please use us, let us know what you want from us, let us help you in your research needs. 
1349 Mission St- Btwn 9th & 10th.
library@sexculture.org
Follow us on twitter for other open hours. 

The Center for Sex & Culture Library is officially open every Monday from 11:30 - 4:30. This is your community resource— The Perverts Community Center, if you will. Please use us, let us know what you want from us, let us help you in your research needs. 

1349 Mission St- Btwn 9th & 10th.

library@sexculture.org

Follow us on twitter for other open hours. 

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