Job Opening Title: Rare Books Dealer Assistant
Employer Name: Max Rambod Inc.
Job Location: Woodland Hills/Calabasas area
Salary Range: $22/hour
Years of experience required:
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Employment type: part-time with possibility to transition to full time
Compensation: $22/ hour
Rare books and manuscripts dealer specializing in 19th and 20th-century women’s history, African Americana, literature, Military history Archives and First Editions, etc. is seeking part-time research and administrative assistant. Position requires the ability to research historically significant facts and write appropriate descriptions for books, letters, original photographs, and documents. The company acquires, arranges, describes, and makes available for sale to institutional and private clients primary source materials and rare books. Our clients include Special Collection and University Archives plus private collectors. Collections include a wide array of materials and formats including archival records, personal papers, letters and autograph manuscripts, photographic and other pictorial materials, original first editions, historical pamphlets, and artifacts. Please visit our website for additional information on our holdings.
You will need to acquire a great deal of historical, biographical, and book-specific information in a short span. You will need excellent writing and collaborative skills. You will be researching and writing descriptions for archives, rare books, etc., and have daily office administrative duties relating to University purchases and other office work. A good background in history and literature is helpful, and a love of books is a must.
4-year college degree
Excellent writing skills
Excellent communication skills
Excellent research skills
Detail-oriented and able to organize and prioritize work
Must have at least 55wpm typing speed
Comfortable with PC Computer
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word
Ability to work in a small office environment
At least 1-year work experience
Ability to work under minimal supervision
Ability to meet deadlines and use your time efficiently
Helpful Qualifications but Not required:
Understanding of Rare book and Archival terms and descriptions
Experience with archival and special collection descriptions
Handling of archives and/or cultural heritage items
Experience with Filemaker Pro Database
Please email your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your interest in antiquarian books and relevant experience.
Please provide contact information for a minimum of three references
A writing sample
The position will be ON-SITE in the Los Angeles Calabasas Area