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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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AVN - Game Changers: 30 Women Power Players in the Adult Industry ⇢

Featuring CSC’s own Dr. Carol Queen Ph.D

http://queerculturalcenter.org/NQAF/visualarts13/fairoaks/
Fairoaks Projects art show at CSC opens Friday June 7th

http://queerculturalcenter.org/NQAF/visualarts13/fairoaks/

Fairoaks Projects art show at CSC opens Friday June 7th

About an hour remains to donate to the Center for Sex and Culture for Give Out Day! Click here to donate to CSC and visit the Give Out Day site for many other incredible organizations to support.

About an hour remains to donate to the Center for Sex and Culture for Give Out Day! Click here to donate to CSC and visit the Give Out Day site for many other incredible organizations to support.

Call for Art @ CSC ⇢

Doing Your Dirty Work: a sampler of contemporary art about sex
Open to Artists in the United States

 “Doing Your Dirty Work” is the second annual group exhibition at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California. We invite all artists that are at least 18 years old to submit recent artwork that deals with themes of sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity.  Please do not censor yourself. Nothing is too dirty! Nothing is too perverse!

The Center for Sex and Culture Gallery aims to provide space for artwork of significant merit that addresses sexuality and sexual identity, especially outsider or minority sexual identity. Too often mainstream art spaces self-censor or are afraid of sexual content. Too often the standard of artistic merit in sexuality community spaces is disappointingly low. Erotic art exhibitions are too often heavily hetero, cis, or white centric. CSC Gallery makes bridging these divides and providing a solution to these shortcomings its mission.

Jurors: Dorian Katz, CSC Curator and Marlene Hoeber, CSC Director of Collections

Submissions are due at midnight Friday, May 15th, 2013.  The show will be from Friday July 5th through Friday, August 30th.

To enter your work, send the following to sexandculturegallery@gmail.com:

  • 5 images, jpegs less than 2mb each
  • List of images with size, media and title (in the body of your email)
  • Artist CV (attachment)
  • Statement of up to 300 words about your work. Send one statement only and not one for each of the 5 images (in the body of your email)
  • On the main page of http://www.sexandculture.org/ click on the green donations button on the right side of our main page to pay $15 entry fee through the option Doing Your Dirty Work. (Note that you have paid entry fee in body of your email.)

·       The gallery space also serves other uses so floor space is not available. We do not have equipment to present video work, but will accept wall-mounted video work with provided equipment. Wall-mounted sculpture is also acceptable.

·       In subject line of email, write “Art Submission – 2013


Deadline: 05-15-2013
Center for Sex and Culture
San Francisco, CA

Help needed Monday, April 1st at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco! We need painters and volunteers to restore the Grace Alley Mural.

Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Lovely people! We need your help.

Our entire building has been attacked by mural-bombers! Huge tags have badly marred the Eclairacuda Bandersnatch mural on Grace Alley. The city has cited us, and we have to clean the tag off AND try to perserve Eclair’s wonderful work. Robert is calling for helpers on Monday, April 1. What better way to spend April Fool’s Day than by helping preserve the work of an important street artist?

Please come help if you’re availble! It will involve scrubbing, citrus solvent, and much camaraderie. Call time is 10am; I imagine we can still use your help if you can’t get there til later. We hope to have the artist present to help guide our work.

Thank you SO much! Please help us, and invite your friends too!

xox—Carol Queen

You can see pictures of the mural before the tagging at http://cscmural.tumblr.com/

PS — If you can’t make it but want to help with a donation (we are going to need gallons of fixative to prevent this from happening again!):
https://www.wepay.com/stores/sex-culture

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. Find out more at http://www.sexandculture.org/

Help needed Monday, April 1st at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco! We need painters and volunteers to restore the Grace Alley Mural.

Center for Sex and Culture

1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th)

San Francisco, CA 94103

Lovely people! We need your help.

Our entire building has been attacked by mural-bombers! Huge tags have badly marred the Eclairacuda Bandersnatch mural on Grace Alley. The city has cited us, and we have to clean the tag off AND try to perserve Eclair’s wonderful work. Robert is calling for helpers on Monday, April 1. What better way to spend April Fool’s Day than by helping preserve the work of an important street artist?

Please come help if you’re availble! It will involve scrubbing, citrus solvent, and much camaraderie. Call time is 10am; I imagine we can still use your help if you can’t get there til later. We hope to have the artist present to help guide our work.

Thank you SO much! Please help us, and invite your friends too!

xox—Carol Queen

You can see pictures of the mural before the tagging at http://cscmural.tumblr.com/

PS — If you can’t make it but want to help with a donation (we are going to need gallons of fixative to prevent this from happening again!):

https://www.wepay.com/stores/sex-culture

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. Find out more at http://www.sexandculture.org/

CENTER FOR SEX AND CULTURE WEBMASTER POSITION OPENING

Contact socialmedia@sexandculture.org if interested.
  • A 10 - 15 hour per week commitment that requires experience with Tumblr blogging platform and familiarity with basic HTML. This is an unpaid position for the non-profit organization the Center for Sex and Culture.
  • Post upcoming Center for Sex and Culture events to the website at http://sexandculture.org/ weekly.
  • Perform maintenance as-needed for troubleshooting and general website functionality. Examples include: social media widget functionality, Google Calendar and Maps functionality, resolving technical problems associated with Tumblr platform.
  • Adding and revising content as-needed to pages on the website, including Gallery updates and Links resources.
  • Monitoring of Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, and Feedburner statistics.
  • Responsible for regular, secure back-up of post content and site HTML.
  • Correspondence with staff and event presenters about upcoming events, news, and improvements to site functionality and aesthetics as-needed.
  • Digital webmaster guidelines manual for best practices will be provided.
Spin the Bottle with CSC at the California Academy of Science! ⇢

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us!

Feb 14, 2013
Center for Sex and Culture founders Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence will deliver fascinating talks in the Forum with guest Midori. Also, don’t miss a pop-up exhibit of vibrators past and present curated by Good Vibrations. In the East Pavilion, sample sweet treats from Whole Foods, make a good old fashioned valentine at SCRAP’s craft table, and stop by the Photoboof for posterity’s sake. 

In the aquarium, enjoy “gold classics” being spun by Sweet Cheeks DJs Loco and Mawkus in the coral reef, and strike up a conversation about extreme mating in the animal kingdom while wandering through Animal Attraction. In the Piazza, Hard French DJs Carnita and Brown Amy will whip up a soul storm, topped with grown-up board games and a few surprises.

We will also be bringing in some sexy goodies from the CSC Library &  Archive to highlight our wonderful collection! Library Pop-Up. 

About the CSC Library and Archive

The Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archive was born from, and is sustained by, donated collections of books, magazines, journals, zines, comics, dissertations, works of art, videos, memorabilia, and the personal papers of key members of the community. It is being cataloged by a team of dedicated volunteers and interns, under the supervision of Anissa Malady, MLIS. 

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More info on this great event HERE!

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

cscmural:

Eclair Acuda Bandersnatch at Grace Alley Mural
Photo by Robert Morgan Lawrence
Grace Alley Mural Fundraiser at Center For Sex And Culture

cscmural:

Eclair Acuda Bandersnatch at Grace Alley Mural

Photo by Robert Morgan Lawrence

Grace Alley Mural Fundraiser at Center For Sex And Culture

Photo by Carol Queen of altar at International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers & Day of Remembrance SWOP Bay event at the Center for Sex and Culture 12/17/2012

Photo by Carol Queen of altar at International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers & Day of Remembrance SWOP Bay event at the Center for Sex and Culture 12/17/2012

The CSC Library & Archive at the East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest.

The CSC Library & Archive was asked to speak at EBABZ 2012 concerning zines in libraries.  This is the slideshow presentation that was used. If anyone has any questions, or knows of valuable resources,  or would like to donate their sex related zines to our library, please contact me. lbryvxn@gmail.com

Pledge $20 to the Center for Sex and Culture’s Grace Alley Mural project fundraiser on Offbeatr to receive a copy of Exhibitionism for the Shy autographed by famed author and CSC co-founder - Dr. Carol Queen Carol Queen! Only a few copies remain:
http://offbeatr.com/project/grace-alley-mural-project-10161016955/pledge/508df512-5b04-4716-a906-5216341f3f95

Pledge $20 to the Center for Sex and Culture’s Grace Alley Mural project fundraiser on Offbeatr to receive a copy of Exhibitionism for the Shy autographed by famed author and CSC co-founder - Dr. Carol Queen Carol Queen! Only a few copies remain:

http://offbeatr.com/project/grace-alley-mural-project-10161016955/pledge/508df512-5b04-4716-a906-5216341f3f95

Center for Sex and Culture at 3rd Annual East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest

December 8th, 2012 · 10am - 5pm

Berkeley City College: 2050 Center St. Berkeley, CA

Center for Sex and Culture head librarian Anissa Malady and interning archivist Tess McCarthy will be appearing at EBABZ 2012 to highlight our zine holdings and discuss planned preservation and digitization of the collection, as well as to preview zine showcase and workshop, Bookish Beasts, coming to the Center April 14th, 2013. More info to come!

East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest:

Official Site | Tumblr | Facebook Event

About the Center for Sex and Culture Library and Archive:

The Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archive was born from, and is sustained by, donated collections of books, magazines, journals, zines, comics, dissertations, works of art, videos, memorabilia, and the personal papers of key members of the community. It is being cataloged by a team of dedicated volunteers and interns, under the supervision of Anissa Malady, MLIS.

Art by Colette Standish
Awash in Bodies: Work on Paper by Colette Standish and Jos Truitt gallery opening at the Center for Sex and Culture December 7th

Art by Colette Standish

Awash in Bodies: Work on Paper by Colette Standish and Jos Truitt gallery opening at the Center for Sex and Culture December 7th

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The Center for Sex and Culture provides a judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum. From our San Francisco home we promote creativity, information and healthy sexual knowledge.

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