Corporate Archives Specialist

The Capital Group Companies Inc Los Angeles , CA 90071

Posted 3 months ago

Req ID: 31163

Experience Level: Professional

Other Location(s): Los Angeles (CA)

Relocation offered: Yes

Travel required: a. Up to 25%

Come grow with us

At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it's more than that. It's smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you'll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You'll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You'll 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, you'll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.

Based in Los Angeles, the Corporate Archives Specialist is a key role focused on archival research and collection processing in an innovative corporate archives setting. The person in this role will possess a strong background in providing research services and processing complex collections in different formats, including digital and paper-based items. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for history with an eye toward the future, and extensive experience in arranging, describing, preserving and providing access to collections for a variety of users. The candidate will apply knowledge in archival authorities to create robust metadata records for new acquisitions and legacy materials in the unique collections of the Capital Group Corporate Archives.


  • Processes collections, including documents, audiovisual materials and born digital content

  • Provides reference and detailed research for internal requests, oral histories and special projects

  • Tracks and records statistics for acquisitions and research queries

  • Creates and maintains metadata records for digital and physical assets

  • Manages vault and inventory control adhering to archival best practices

  • Engages in outreach activities, from acquisition development to site tours and external exhibits


  • 5+ years of progressive experience in an archives or special collections setting

  • Experience with handling, accessioning and processing fragile materials and born digital content

  • Deep commitment to service in a reference or research setting

  • Familiarity with managing collections with intricate access restrictions and compliance requirements

  • Experience with digital asset management systems and metadata creation for archival items including documents, photographs, news articles, objects, audiovisual materials and digital assets in different file formats

  • Knowledge and application of archival standards (including DACS, Dublin Core, LCSH, TGN, PBCore)

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member and across organizational boundaries in an evolving environment

  • Flexibility to balance a range of projects with detail, efficiency and accuracy

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent; specialization in Archives highly desired

Company Overview:

Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world's largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.7 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.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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Corporate Archives Specialist

The Capital Group Companies Inc