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Thursday, April 04, 2024 10:15 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Project Archive Consultant

(April 4, 2024)

Position Title - Project Archive Consultant

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

Position Type - Part-time, term

Benefits - No

Hourly wage range - $31 - $35

Blank Forms is seeking an archivist for a temporary position working with Blank Forms’s in-house team on assessing and processing the collection of musician, visual artist and mathematician Catherine Christer Hennix (1948-2023). The collection contains a range of physical papers, art works, digital files and digital correspondence, audio recordings and video recordings in various formats; including digital born materials, reel-to-reels, DATs and cassettes. The ideal candidate will bring a strong knowledge of contemporary American and European experimental music and visual arts and hold a degree in Library Science, Information Science, Art History, or in a related field, or the equivalent experience and expertise. The position will work closely with the Executive & Artistic Director.

This is a temporary position requiring roughly eight non-consecutive weeks, requiring approximately 20–24 hours per week that will take place over the course of June through August 2024. Dates are flexible. The rate is $30–$35/hour.


hands-on processing, arrangement, and description of materials

create basic systems for cataloging physical and digital materials

create a DACS-compliant finding aid

overseeing scanning and digitization as needed

advising on relevant grants, drafting copy as needed


Hold a Library Science, Information Science, Art History, or related degree, or the equivalent experience and expertise

Hands-on experience in processing archival collections and archival management

Knowledge of archival and preservation needs of a variety of materials, including paper documents and materials, photographs, audio-visuals, and digital born assets

Minimum of 3 years of experience in archival work and management, including experience in file and document organization and management, electronic databases and documents, and database management

Knowledge of contemporary American and European experimental music and visual arts a plus

All applicants must include a resume, a cover letter, and should be prepared to provide two professional references upon request.


Founded in 2016, Blank Forms is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit supporting emerging and historically significant artists who produce work across disciplines, often rooted in traditions of experimental and creative music. We aim to establish new frameworks to preserve, nurture, and present these artists’ work and to build platforms for practices underrepresented in art’s commercial, institutional, and historical fields. Blank Forms collaborates with artists on commissions, exhibitions, publications, as well as archival and estate projects within contemporary cultural ecosystems and in perpetuity. In presenting and documenting this work, Blank Forms seeks to foster an artistic community founded upon engaged and equitable conversations across continents, media and generations.

Blank Forms is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, marital and partnership status, familial status, arrest or conviction record, union membership, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, unemployment status, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, military or protected veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, an employee's or an employee's dependent's sexual and reproductive health decisions, as well as all other classifications protected by applicable laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, promotions, benefits, leaves of absence.

To apply please send Cover Letter, CV to lawrence@blankforms.org

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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