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Entered 10/31/2017
Company Capital Group - Los Angeles, CA
Position Head of Corporate Archives
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At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But itís more than that. Itís smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and youíll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. Youíll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. Youíll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, youíll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.

Help to build our future! Capital Groupís Corporate Archives serves as our institutional memory, ensuring that knowledge of our past persists over generations of associates (employees), and helps to inform our decisions. We deliver a sustainable program of archival content curation, research, and preservation services, in support of Capitalís current and anticipated business priorities and heritage needs. We are a relatively new team, serving a private company with an 85-year history, strong culture, and valued past.

As the Head of Corporate Archives based in Los Angeles, California, youíll assume leadership and stewardship of this function and team. We maintain collections dating back to the 1930s, deliver research and reference services, and regularly participate in associate engagement and heritage programs. We have an experienced and respected team of associates who have deep knowledge of Capitalís history and our collections, and are excited to build upon success as we implement foundational technology and preservation solutions in the years to come.


Sets the strategic vision and business objectives for the Corporate Archives function.
Develops and maintains business relationships with key stakeholders and major client departments throughout the organization globally, to define collecting scopes, communicate strategies, and promote use.
Develops and presents annual goals and budget to the senior leadership committee for approval.
Leads the Corporate Archives team in the accomplishment of all archival activities and capabilities, and serves as the ultimate decision-maker for content selection, risk-management, request prioritization, and other points of escalation.
Educates and advocates for long-term digital preservation of organizational content assets.
Oversees the technology strategy and implementation of Corporate Archives systems and preservation strategies.
Leverages expertise in consulting partners, as needed, to establish the foundational technology systems and metadata schema / vocabularies that underpin a successful digital asset management and preservation strategy.
Oversees the Digital Archivist in their day-to-day responsibilities for leading systems configuration, implementation, and use.
Provides oversight and guidance for digitization initiatives (video, audio, document, image).
Negotiates service agreements and SOWs with consultants and vendors, working with Legal / Contracts to manage risk on behalf of Capital.
Manages Capitalís oral history program
Identifies and selects target candidates, with input from business leadership.
Performs background research, develops interview discussion guide, conducts interviews, and ensures appropriate confidentiality is maintained.
Ensures on-site archival physical storage and workroom facilities are maintained as appropriate for long-term materials preservation and use.
Stays abreast of current trends, industry best practices and develops professional networks to improve department capabilities and outcomes.


Masterís degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution with a concentration in archival studies; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of eight yearsí experience working in an archival environment, preferably in a corporate archives setting.
Demonstrated success building high-performing teams by effectively leading and providing work direction, and associates development through coaching and mentoring.
Experience developing and implementing an archival program, preferably focused on digital and digitized item-level assets.
Experience in leading the successful implementation of archival technology systems.
Experience implementing archival access and preservation solutions for all media types, including video / audio.
Ability to work effectively and closely with all levels of management within and across the organization.
Certified Archivist certification preferred; SAA's Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate desirable.

Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the worldís largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.39 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers.

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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