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Thursday, October 2, 2014

F/T - Archivist, Dedalus Foundation (NY)

Archivist, Dedalus Foundation – NY

Founded in 1981 by the artist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991), the Dedalus Foundation fosters public understanding of modern art and modernism through its programs in arts education, research and publications, archives and conservation, and exhibitions, as well as in the guardianship and study of Robert Motherwell’s art.

The full-time Archivist will manage and reassess the extensive archives of the Dedalus Foundation. The Archivist will work closely with senior staff to build on current archives strengths with an eye to expanding access and creating new programs. The Archivist will support the work of the Catalogue Raisonné team and work closely with the Programs team on Motherwell-related initiatives.Responsibilities, broken down by area of focus, include, but may not be limited to:

Promote Access including maintaining the current status of archives, facilitating researcher requests, additional item level processing, and/or digitization.

Provide Outreach and Education within archives through use of social media, developing online and in-person exhibitions, and/or programming related to educational initiatives.

Create and Spearhead Initiatives for increased access and use, especially through innovative use of technology, and/or collaborative projects with artists’ collections and the publishing industry.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

• Degree in Library Science or related field
• 5 to 8 years of experience as an Archivist
• Previous experience processing archival collections
• Knowledge of 20th century art
• Knowledge of archives terminology and standards such as EAD and DACS
• Experience with technology initiatives such as digitization and access projects, online exhibitions, and/or social media
• Proficiency in Microsoft platforms and Mac computers
• Familiarity with databases, specifically Filemaker Pro
• Knowledge of current best practices for archives
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Active role within the archives community

To apply:  Please send a cover letter, current CV, and a list of three references to No phone calls, please.