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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:10 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Systems Librarian

    (May 17, 2022)

    Position Title - Systems Librarian

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000

    The Center for Jewish History (NYC | cjh.org) is the collaborative home to five in-house Partners—American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. When the Center opened its doors almost twenty-three years ago, it made a commitment to preserve the collections housed within its walls and make them accessible to scholars, students, and diverse audiences by implementing a unique, shared services model across all five partners.

    The Center for Jewish History seeks a creative, pragmatic, and insightful individual to become our Systems Librarian. Primary responsibilities include the management of the shared integrated library system and discovery layer as well as coordinating metadata remediation projects, generating and maintaining customized reports, training staff, creating and maintaining documentation, and troubleshooting. The successful candidate can see both the forest and the trees, and will be able to balance system-wide implications with a detail-oriented focus and perspective.

    The Systems Librarian will report to the Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery. The Metadata and Discovery Services department is tasked with coordinating the interoperability and integration between Center systems that control, describe, preserve, and provide access to the rich physical and digital holdings of the five Partner institutions. The Systems Librarian will work closely with department members, as well as the Center’s Information Technology department, vendors, and stakeholders in the Center and Partner community to ensure that the physical, digital, and electronic holdings available at the Center are discoverable and accurately described.

    The salary range for this position is between $62,000 and up to $70,000, based on experience.

    Responsibilities:

    • Oversees the maintenance of library systems, technologies, and software related to the description and discovery of the physical and digital holdings of the Partners and Center.
    • Develops and refines workflows to effectively describe physical and digital holdings within Center library systems and externally in OCLC products.
    • Troubleshoots application and software problems in collaboration with Center’s Information Technology department and colleagues in Metadata and Discovery Services.
    • Collects statistics for systems usage to assist with future resource allocation, identifying trends in use of systems, improving the description of resources, and gap analysis.
    • Utilizes and tests a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.
    • Cooperates in the development, creation, promotion, and assessment of system-based policies and best practices.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school.
    • 3-5 years’ experience working within Integrated Library Systems and other library systems software in a special library setting.
    • Strong background in cataloging and knowledge of descriptive standards (like MARC, AACR2, DACS, RDA, Dublin Core, and/or EAD), authorities, and tools (like OCLC Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop, and MarcEdit).
    • Commitment to programmatic and systems-based solutions for correcting and optimizing description across library systems.
    • Expertise in organizing and manipulating data using spreadsheet applications, like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or OpenRefine.
    • Basic competency in UNIX, SQL queries, Python, and/or Perl.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
    • Capable of fostering a collaborative environment and developing diplomatic, adaptable approaches to shared library systems.
    • Comfort balancing daily and strategic, longer-term systems-based projects and priorities.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with Ex Libris library systems products, such as Aleph, Primo, or Rosetta.
    • Comprehension of and comfort with descriptive metadata across library systems, including ability to crosswalk data from different formats.
    • Understanding of database construction and architecture.
    • Previous experience working in a multilingual environment with bibliographic knowledge in at least one of the following languages (in addition to English): Hebrew, Yiddish, German, or Russian.

    Company Benefits:

    • 15-21 federal and religious holidays off each year in addition to generous vacation, sick, and personal days.
    • Full health benefits (medical, dental and vision) with minimal employee contributions.
    • Free life insurance and long-term disability coverage.
    • Flexible spending account and commuter benefits.
    • Generous 403b retirement benefits.

    The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

    Review of applications will begin immediately. For priority consideration, please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Eric Fritzler, Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery, at eafritzler@cjh.org by June 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

    https://new.cjh.org/about/employment-opportunities


  • Monday, May 16, 2022 8:22 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archive Project Manager 

    (May 16, 2022)

    Position Title - Archive Project Manager

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Archvies Consultant

    Position Type - Part-time,term

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $25 - $30

    OB TYPE: (8-month)

    NYC-based with in-person and remote work

    SALARY: $30/hour for 20-25 hours/week

    SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of theater artists, and a commitment to crossing boundaries. SITI is currently in the process of creating a comprehensive Legacy Plan which seeks to preserve the Company’s body of work for future generations. SITI Living Archive launched in the summer of 2020 and will culminate in December 2022.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    SITI Company seeks a detail-oriented and experienced Archive Project Manager. The Manager will work closely with the SITI Archive Consultant and supervise the SITI Archive Processing Archivist. The Project Manager will prepare and pack the collection for institutional placement; manage oral history recordings; oversee the installation of SITI Company’s CollectiveAccess database; and catalog selections from the collection.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work independently, take initiative, prepare professional quality documents, and manage the project timeline culminating in the physical placement of the SITI Living Archive at an institutional repository by the end of 2022. The incumbent will also manage the launch of the SITI Living Archive database. Strong analytical and organizational skills; the ability to manage and meet deadlines; the ability to work creatively through obstacles; impeccable written and verbal communication skills; computer literacy; and the ability to work towards long-term, overarching project goals, are essential.

    The SITI Living Archive Project Manager will:

    • Maintain detailed monthly timeline of the project;
    • Maintain regular contact, correspondence, and meetings with SITI Company members and the institutional archive repository;
    • Work with the Archival Consultant, Whirl-i-Gig (the developer of CollectiveAccess), Producing Director, Executive Director, and other members of the web team on the design and implementation of the CollectiveAccess database;
    • Manage cataloging and digitization work done by the Processing Archivist;
    • Manage workflows for preparing, packing, and digitizing (as necessary)

    Required:

    • Master of Library and Information Sciences or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited institution;
    • 2-3 years of related project management experience;
    • Practical knowledge of archival theory and best practice;
    • Experience working with web-based relational databases and familiarity with popular metadata schema, such as DublinCore and PBCore;
    • Experience handling and packing archival materials, including larger objects such as set pieces, props, and costumes from SITI Company productions;
    • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines, as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously;
    • Familiarity with project management tools, platforms, and software;
    • Familiarity with current trends, issues, and ever-evolving standards and best practices in the field.

    Preferred

    • Working knowledge of performance-based archives;
    • Some familiarity with using Wordpress;
    • Some familiarity with recording and/or conducting oral histories;
    • Familiarity with placing archives in an institutional repository;

    SITI Company is committed to anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and the creation of safe spaces for all artists to create work; and for all artists and employees to work in an environment that respects all aspects of their identity including, age, race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, and ability. In furtherance of these goals, SITI highly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    https://siti.org/get-involved/jobs/#SITI-LIVING-ARCHIVE-PROJECT-MANAGER

    To apply, please email a letter of interest and resume (each in Word or PDF format) to: SITI Search Team at jobs@siti.org. Please put Archive Project Manager in the subject line. SITI is looking to fill the position in June 2022.


  • Monday, May 16, 2022 8:20 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archivist 

    (May 16, 2022)

    Position Title - Archivist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Executive Director

    Position Type - Full-Time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $66,000 - $75,000

    Long-term permanent position with an Artist’s archive looking for an Archivist who will report to the Executive Director. The Archivist will care for the contents of the Archive, and assist with research, exhibition planning, sales, and creative projects.

    Position Description:

    The Archivist is responsible for the access to, professional care, daily management, and maintenance of the Artist’s archive including its organization, preservation, housing, and storage. The Archivist refines, implements, and upholds archival policies and procedures with regard to processing, documenting and accessing archival collections.

    Major Tasks:

    • Coordinates and facilitates archives access requests by researchers, other institutions research associates, as well as responding to archives information inquiries and requests.

    o Responsible for researching and responding to copyright and ownership issues.

    o Responsible for providing scans of images and documents as needed using appropriate digital and metadata standards.

    o Coordinates loans.

    • Responsible for archival maintenance.

    o Evaluates and coordinates the re-housing and stabilization of archives.

    o Ensures compliance with government regulations related to archives.

    o Ensures accurate and up-to-date inventories, finding aids, and reconciliation of archives and records, including spot check inventories.

    o Responsible for the appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival collections according to recognized archives standards (DACS, EAD, Dublin Core).

    o Mount and pack finished artworks for presentation and storage.

    o Identify works with conservation issues.

    o Maintains records of and prioritizes processing backlog.

    o Researches and tracks works offered at auction, requests high-resolution files from auction houses.

    o Oversees housekeeping, as pertains to archives.

    o Purchases archival supplies.

    o Coordinates the move of archives into new or improved storage conditions.

    • Manages archival policies and procedures

    o Advises in the creation, development, and implementation of collections management policies; archives procedures; procedures manual; finding aids, archive goals and preservation planning.

    o Implements and refines the archive’s records retention program in accordance with local, state and federal law.

    o Conduct training for staff regarding records management and transfer of relevant records to the permanent institutional archives.

    o Implement current procedures and develop new procedures for archival collections considering previous organizational and cataloging systems.

    o Ensures current archives handling procedures are recorded and enforced.

    • Works with Executive Director in preparation of proposals, reports, and other associated documents.
    • Assists Executive Director with sales presentations.

    o Provides images, information, and price of artworks to collectors.

    o Keeps a record of works shown during sales presentations or images of works emailed to collectors.

    o Works with bookkeeper on creating invoices.

    o Requests framing quotes on collector’s behalf.

    o Prepares condition report of sold artworks; packs artworks for collection by framer or shipper.

    o Coordinates shipping of artworks to collectors.

    • Assists with maintaining Archive’s web pages, posting to social media, as well as verifying legal photo usage on website.
    • Acts as an enthusiastic advocate and personal representative for the Archive in the community by promoting its resources, programs and services.
    • Supervises and works with archives assistants, interns.
    • Other duties as needed.

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • M.A. or M.L.I.S. in Archives, Library Science, Museum Studies, or related field with formal training in archives management and preservation or commensurate experience.
    • Three years of Archives experience required, in a Museum, Foundation or Estate.
    • Experience and training in records management.
    • Experience with professional archives management software and environmental monitoring applications.
    • Supervisory experience.

    Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of archives preservation requirements, storage needs, and registration procedures for archives.
    • Knowledge and experience handling large complex works of art.
    • Knowledge of and interest in contemporary art.
    • Up-to-date knowledge of professional standards and trends.
    • Familiar with governmental regulations and legal requirements related to archives and experience in compliance with same.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all professional matters.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate, orally and in writing, with staff, collectors, vendors and others.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Flexibility and strong follow through on work assignments.
    • Attentiveness to detail with special attention to accuracy.
    • Exhibit an enthusiastic, professional, responsible and self-motivated attitude.
    • Familiarity with Social Media.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, ArtBase, Photoshop and other similar products.
    • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
    • Excellent time management skills.

    Working Conditions: Generally, works indoors. Occasional weekend and evening work.

    Other Requirements: Occasional travel for exhibitions.

    https://www.nyfa.org/view-job/?id=da237326-0f40-4175-a581-8402099f3f5a

    To Apply: Send Cover Letter, Resume, References, Salary Requirements to info@peterbeard.com


  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:51 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    PT Archivist 

    (May 11, 2022)

    Position Title - PT Archivist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Director, 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center

    Position Type - Part-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $31 - $35

    92Y seeks an archivist—a part-time, contract position with the possibility of growth—to facilitate in-progress projects as well as work with artistic, education, community, public relations, and fundraising colleagues in envisioning and producing a series of new projects to mark the institution’s 150th anniversary in 2024. Starting in summer 2022, the archivist will work across 92Y with the aim of helping to create a dynamic and impactful celebration of the institution’s past, present, and future that will feature a year-long series of exhibitions, mainstage programs, classroom activities, and community engagement.

    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3053888231/?capColoOverride=true

    To Apply: Please send Resume and Cover Letter to bschwartz@92y.org


  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022 7:13 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Summer Graduate Intern - Research Archives 

    (May 10, 2022)

    Position Title - Summer Graduate Intern - Research Archives

    Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Archivist

    Position Type - Paid Internship

    Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - No

    Hourly Wage Range - $18-$25

    The Agency

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status and regulating them after designation. The agency is comprised of a panel of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and supported by a staff of approximately 80 preservationists, researchers, architects, historians, attorneys, archaeologists, and administrative employees. There are more than 37,500 designated buildings and sites in New York City, most of which are located in 152 historic districts across in all five boroughs.

    Working at the Landmarks Preservation Commission provides a great opportunity to cultivate intellectual inspiration and professional development.

    Responsibilities

    Research Department Archives

    LPC is in the process of the consolidation and reorganization of archival material which requires an intern to move, arrange, and catalog items, label/document files and photographs, maintain and consolidate existing collections, rehouse materials, perform basic preservation activities, and appraise current collection holdings. The intern will also contribute to the development of an offsite storage strategy.

    Qualification Requirements

    1. Currently matriculated in a college or university graduate program pursuing an MLIS or an accredited Archival Studies Program.

    Preferred Skills

    The ideal candidate would have:

     Some experience handling ephemera and processing analog and digital collections

     Experience developing and writing finding aids

     Excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach, detail oriented

     Excellent research and data analysis skills

     Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

     The ability to learn quickly and work independently

    https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U


  • Thursday, May 05, 2022 9:13 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Media Archivist 

    (May 5, 2022)

    Position Title - Media Archivist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Associate Director, Archives and Digital Systems

    Position Type - Full-time, term

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $76,000 - $85,000

    FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY

    Media Archivist

    Multimedia Division

    Multiple Locations Considered (New York preferred)

    Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

    The Multimedia Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Media Archivist to evaluate and organize digital audiovisual collections and support technical systems for the Documentary video production unit. The Documentary unit is part of the Development Department at HRW, crafting visual messaging to raise public awareness of the human rights violations HRW investigates and documents.

    This is a fixed-term, full-time position for one year, with the possibility for extension. This position will ideally be based in one of HRW’s offices (Amman, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Nairobi, New York, Tunis, or Washington D.C,), and reports to the Associate Director of Archives and Digital Systems based in New York.

    Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely if local requirements necessitate it. We recognize that this moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Oversee acquisition of digital collections to storage and the HRW digital asset management system;

    2. Perform archival processing and normalization of digital collections;

    3. Ensure a full set of high-resolution assets, including final master files, original source media, and project files are submitted by the production team to the archive for each project;

    4. Evaluate digital collections for errors and omissions in use of arrangement templates, naming standards, and submission of proper materials;

    5. Train staff to follow archival standards;

    6. Monitor automated cataloging functions within the digital asset management system (DAM) and create batch cataloging records for completed projects when necessary;

    7. Perform Adobe Premiere sequence setup with media from the HRW Archive and reconnect previous projects to original source media;

    8. Field incoming footage requests from staff and search archives for material;

    9. Support technical workflow for the organization’s digital media production unit using Adobe Premiere/macOS;

    10. Work with HRW IT and vendors to maintain digital systems used by the Documentary video production unit, including DAMs and data storage servers;

    11. Provide technical support and training for the Documentary video production unit for data management platforms including video distribution portal and digital asset management systems;

    12. Provide consultation to staff and outside collaborators for efficient data transmission from the field, including upload to HRW’s centralized technical architecture; and

    13. Reconcile data on ancillary drives and storage media against data stored in collections and eliminate duplicate media.

    Qualifications:

    Education: A master’s degree or equivalent experience in Information Systems, Information Technology, Media Archiving, Communications, or similar related field is required.

    Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in digital archiving with at least five (5) years of professional experience in Information Technology, video production, or archiving/preservation.

    Related Skills and Knowledge:

    1. Proficiency performing archival processing for digital collections is required.

    2. Familiarity with HD video file formats, acquisition, media management, and sound recording is required.

    3. Familiarity with the BASH programming language and use of command line in macOS environment is preferred.

    4. Understanding of common metadata standards for archival description and digital preservation (EAD, OAIS, PREMIS) preferred.

    5. Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English required; proficiency in another language is desirable.

    6. Experience training staff to follow archival standards and practices is preferred.

    Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW also offers a relocation assistance package and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by May 31, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or resume. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, or if you require accommodations during the application process, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

    Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

    Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

    To Apply please send Resume and Cover Letter to recruitment@hrw.org

    https://boards.greenhouse.io/humanrightswatch/jobs/6110965002


  • Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:18 AM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archives Assistant

    (April 30, 2022)

    Position Title - Archives Assistant

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Director of Archives & Records Management

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $45,000 - $55,000

    Responsibilities:

    Oversee all transcript and student record requests, responding in a timely manner

    Assist with research requests from various office, parishes, and the general public ranging from institutional history and reproduction requests to genealogy

    Interact with offices, parishes, and researchers in a professional, helpful manner

    Organize closed school records, including weeding unnecessary materials, following Archives retention policies

    Assist with the collection of sacramental records from Archdiocesan parishes for digitization, which includes communication with pastors and parish staff as well as site visits and transfer of record books

    Manage the general inbox for the Archives, responding to queries or directing to appropriate person

    Actively expand knowledge of archival organization and arrangement principals, with the goal of assisting in processing the backlog of archival collections

    Contribute to the Archives’ online presence, including updating social media accounts and providing information for the website

    As needed, duties may also include: filing; photocopying; sorting and moving books and records; processing invoices for payment; responding to research queries; assisting with exhibit preparation and breakdown; and other tasks as needed

    https://archny.org/career-opportunities/

    To Apply: Please send Resume & cover letter to kate.feighery@archny.org


  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:21 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archive Consultant 

    (April 28, 2022)

    Position Title - Archive Consultant

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Executive Director

    Position Type - Part-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $36 - $40

    SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK ARCHIVE PROJECT

    Socrates Sculpture Park seeks a thought partner in realizing its first institutional archive. This request for proposals lays out the full scope of what the archive seeks to accomplish. The expectation for this position is for an initial assessment to inform and contextualize what will be a larger proposal to fulfill the goals enumerated in this request. The primary deliverable for this work is the inventory, which is foundational to the success of this project. The ideal candidate will help inform the timelines for other critical deliverables, assist in establishing a quote for the full scope of work, and offer recommendations for a collections management system.

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

    Socrates Sculpture Park is requesting proposals from experienced archiving consultants for the Park’s first institutional archive. The archive will broaden the narrative of Socrates in the context of its mission, preserve the organization’s history and focus on artists who have been left out of the historical canon of large scale public art; because they were people of color (BIPOC), women, freely expressing their sexual and gender identity, or all of those intersections.

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    Founded In 1986 by visionary sculptor Mark di Suvero, Socrates Sculpture Park is a community engaged New York City waterfront park dedicated to supporting artists in the production and presentation of public art.

    In its 35 year history, Socrates has been foundational in fostering and launching the careers of over 1,000 emerging and mid-career large scale public art sculptors. In addition, the Park has pioneered environmentalism from its genesis as a land reclamation artist led project, on its five waterfront acres in Long Island City. Socrates has fabricated and exhibited sculptures by renowned artists and introduced groundbreaking work by numerous women and artists of color such as Agnes Denes, Alison Saar, Bob Haozous, Chakaia Booker, Emilio Cruz, Jeffrey Gibson, Michael Richards, Sanford Biggers, Ursula von Rydingsvard and Xaviera Simmons. The Park is a cultural anchor in Queens, NY, the most ethnically diverse county in America, and a pioneer for community led use of cultural space for public engagement.

    Socrates is initiating an archive project to tell its institutional story and preserve its history. The organization will lay the groundwork for a living archive to tell the story of its artists served, projects produced and Socrates’ overall impact on the field of modern sculpture, particularly in the context of inclusion and promoting diverse artists.

    We are in a critical time in American history, where norms regarding inclusion, diversity, representation and access to the arts, are being upended. With the establishment of an institutional archive, Socrates is in a unique position to play a pivotal role in changing the cultural narrative around who creates large scale public sculpture, by promoting and reintroducing the work of women and BIPOC artists who have historically been excluded from the artistic canon.

    Throughout Socrates’ history, 32% of public art sculptures were created by women, 20% were BIPOC. From 2015-2020, 49% of public art sculptures were created by women, 45% BIPOC. In our 2020 exhibition season ‘Monuments Now’, 50% of the public art sculptures were created by women, 79% BIPOC. The institution strives to gain more data from the archive regarding our artists who have identified their sexual and gender identities.

    The importance of an institutional archive lies in the ephemeral nature of the artwork created here. The large scale sculptures exhibited at Socrates mark the first time commissioning public art for a majority of our artists. Socrates does not have the space to house a permanent collection, at the end of each season, many of the sculptures are dismantled and destroyed. The institution continues to work at traveling artworks to other institutions and exhibition spaces to increase the audience for these sculptures. Without an archive, images and records of these works will no longer exist in the world, or be available to add to the stories, scholarship and legacy of so many visionary artists.

    OBJECTIVE/PURPOSE

    Socrates seeks to create longevity and access to the sculptors and artists who have fabricated and exhibited their work at the Park.

    The living archive should accomplish the following:

    - Create access to historical data and offer a robust cohesive narrative about the organization’s history as an internationally recognized onsite fabricator and presenter of large scale public art

    - Focus on the contributions of BIPOC artists, women, and artists who have freely expressed their gender and sexual identity, to the artistic canon of large scale public sculpture

    - Build a foundation for future documentation and highlight the Park’s impact on its local, national and international communities

    - Create an artist life cycle linking artists who have returned to exhibit their work at Socrates to previous work they created at the Park (examples Jeffrey Gibson, Maren Hassinger)

    - Implement archival best practices specifically around dealing with slides, digital assets, video and artist ephemera in a searchable cloud based database

    - Create useful tags, robust finding aids and a style guide

    - Build a community knowledge base for public programs and engagement

    - Emphasize Socrates’ environmental work with land reclamation, and suggest a platform for committed and meaningful land acknowledgement

    - Provide for strategic use of the archive for future institutional initiatives across multiple platforms, including scholarly research

    SCOPE OF SERVICES

    - Create an inventory and catalog of assets

    - Create a finding aid

    - Assist in creating a budget for the costs associated with archival personnel, maintenance, technology and storage in the context of the ambitions set out in the request for proposals

    - Suggest organization, record groupings, structure and record retention in support of a searchable cloud-based database, accessible for public and scholarly use

    - Assess database options and recommend digital asset management tools

    - Recommend best archival practices for current and future assets to include standards of care, maintenance and storage of scannings, digital images, slides, film and video footage, publications and draft drawings as well as for future digitization of books, records and non-digitized items

    ASSISTANCE AS THOUGHT PARTNER IN

    - Creating a roadmap for determining what should be collected in the future

    - Recommending future stewardship of the archives, including current and archival staff requirements

    - Activating the archive space, identifying audience usage and best relational experience of our artwork

    - Suggesting ways that the institution can better collaborate with department directors, as well as with artists and community stakeholders to create a cohesive institutional vision for the archive

    DELIVERABLES

    - Inventory of archive assets

    - Archive assessment report for Socrates Sculpture Park to include the items detailed in the scope of services with emphasis on findings, record grouping structure, recommendations and estimated budget including personnel, storage and technology costs

    CORE QUALIFICATIONS

    - Experience developing a living archive that evolves from a static historical reference tool

    - Preferred candidate must be familiar with the non-profit art sector specifically in engaging with a smaller institution, Socrates’ annual operating budget is 1.7 million

    - Be able to speak to the issues of inclusion and correcting lack of representation in archives and artistic spaces

    - Ability to synthesize information from institutional staff, artists and stakeholders into functional data

    - Ability to identify best practices and industry standards for archiving, technology and storage

    FEE

    The Archive consultant will be paid $20,000 for their services: half upon signing the contract, the remainder upon completion of deliverables. This is an independent contractor position and is not eligible for employee benefits.

    TIMELINE

    The proposed timeline for this project: May 2022 and ending December 2022

    TO APPLY

    Send a proposal with “Archive Consultant” in the subject line to jobs@socratessculpturepark.org including the following attached as a single PDF:

    - Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications

    - Resume

    - Examples of previous archival work

    - Names and contact for three references

    Socrates Sculpture Park is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Park is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented communities.


  • Monday, April 25, 2022 7:43 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archives Manager

    (April 25, 2022)

    Position Title - Archives Manager

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Director of Archives and Publications

    Position Type - Part-time, permanent

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $31 - $35

    R & Company is the pre-eminent design gallery in New York City, representing contemporary artists and a wealth of important vintage furniture and design objects. The gallery presents 7-10 exhibitions annually in its Tribeca locations and participates in international design fairs in the United States and abroad. Within R & Company, we hold an important and extensive non-circulating library and archival collection covering the history of art, design, and architecture from circa 1900 to the present. The general library includes many rare and out-of-print titles, with specialties in international design overviews from the mid-twentieth century, period pamphlets, and catalogs. In the archives and special collections, R & Company holds a significant range of materials, such as the estate of Greta Magnusson Grossman, a drawings collection, a vast array of periodicals, photographs, ephemera, an AV media collection, and many other rare resources related to the history of modern design.

    We seek an inquisitive and collaborative individual to serve as Archives Manager to the gallery’s library and archives. Qualified candidates will have experience processing archival materials, appropriate knowledge and practiced application of archival theory and best practices.

    Duties & responsibilities

    • Work across gallery departments to ensure that the archives are made available by appointment to scholars, curators, collectors, and the public as appropriate
    • Schedule, welcome, and assist visitors
    • Maintain a secure, clean, and organized environment
    • Perform an annual inventory of the archives across all gallery locations and review entries in the gallery’s digital catalog system
    • Process and catalog the gallery’s institutional archives and memory
    • Process and catalog digital images created by the gallery, reviewing saving and naming conventions with Marketing
    • Process, catalog, and store physical and digital archival materials from the gallery’s collection and external sources
    • Develop finding aids and create strategies to increase awareness and accessibility to the archives
    • Work with gallery directors to identify acquisition goals for the library and archives, coordinate new archives acquisitions, and purchase and index new books for the library
    • Move archival materials for storage and exhibitions in coordination with Registration
    • Assess the value of the archives and library assets for insurance purposes
    • Conduct provenance research, description, and bibliography for objects in coordination with Registration
    • Collaborate with Registration and Marketing on a style guide to ensure company-wide compliance with data entry rules
    • Assist with the preparation of statements of authenticity for historical works in tandem with Sales and Registration
    • Assist with the preparation of historical vetting materials for major art fairs with the Exhibitions and Museum Relations departments
    • Promote and oversee loans of archival material for museum and institutional exhibitions
    • Respond to rights and reproduction requests for image inquiries
    • Scan and digitize documents and audiovisual media according to established guidelines
    • Coordinate restoration of paper works as needed
    • Collaborate with all departments in developing dynamic, thought-provoking public programs—talks with artists and specialists, tours, design and fabrication demonstrations, curricular materials for teachers—to bring artists’ work to life and build an appreciation for historical and contemporary design across a variety of audiences

    Required qualifications

    • Master’s degree from an accredited college in library science, archives management, or a related field; or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and at least one year of professional experience in archival, records, or library management
    • Advanced organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team and independently
    • Capable of lifting cartons up to 40 pounds

    Preferred qualifications

    • Familiarity and interest in design history
    • Experience in FileMaker
    • Experience in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
    • Ability to restore paper works

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6921926145537900544

    Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references addressed to Mina Warchavchik Hugerth at archives@r-and-company.com. Candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls, please. R & Company is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Monday, April 18, 2022 9:03 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Archivist 

    (April 18, 2022)

    Position Title - Digital Archivist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Head of Archives

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $45,000-$55,000

    Cai Studio is seeking a full-time Digital Archivist with exceptional computer skills, knowledge of audiovisual and digital preservation practices, and experience working with collection management software. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, proactive, and can multitask in a fast-paced environment.

    Under the direction of the artist, Cai Studio oversees the fabrication of original artworks, the coordination of public exhibitions, and the conception and production of related publications. The archive department is one of the three main departments (projects, archives, and collections) at the studio. This department is responsible for cataloging and maintaining photographs, videos, and printed documentation of artworks, the art making process, and exhibitions from the earliest stages of Cai’s career up to the present day. The team contributes to a wider understanding of the artist by supporting publications, exhibitions, and scholarship.

    Responsibilities:

    - Oversee preservation of and access to the studio’s archive of audiovisual media, both analog and digital

    - Manage studio systems including Synology NAS, AWS storage, and LTO tape

    - Evaluate and update current digital preservation policies according to evolving industry best practices; document and implement new policies as needed

    - Collaborate with archives and collections team on database management and metadata needs

    - Work with studio staff to address audiovisual and digital needs for upcoming projects and exhibitions

    - Ingest and catalogue video material when received

    - Field scholarly and press requests for video material

    - Work in an efficient, timely manner. Some project-related travel may be required.

    The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

    - Advanced degree in Library Science or Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, or equivalent combination of education and experience

    - Demonstrated knowledge of audiovisual and digital archives, including preservation of analog and born-digital formats

    - Strong knowledge of and experience applying metadata standards such as EAD, DACS, MODS, and VRA Core

    - Knowledge of controlled vocabularies and standards including the Getty AAT and Library of Congress Subject Headings

    - Experience working with vendors for archival digitization, IT, and storage

    - Working knowledge of photo/video equipment and scanning/digitization workflows

    - Familiarity with command-line based digital preservation programs and shell scripting within a macOS/UNIX environment

    - Background and/or interest in contemporary art and art history

    - Bilingual speaking and reading skills in Mandarin Chinese and English

    Preferred:

    - Working experience of Catalogue raisonné

    - Working knowledge of Filemaker database software

    - Working knowledge of Collective Access database software

    - Knowledge of linked data principles such as Wikidata, BIBFRAME, and Linked Art.

    Please send your résumé and cover letter to Cai Studio at nystudio.search@gmail.com

    with “Digital Archivist” in the subject line. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

    Compensation commensurate with experience.

    http://www.caiguoqiang.com/press/PDFforPress/Digital Archivist_Cai Studio_2022.pdf

    To Apply Send résumé and cover letter to nystudio.search@gmail.com


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