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Saturday, October 4, 2014

F/T - Project Archives Asst, Guggenheim Fdn (NY)


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation seeks a Project Archives Assistant as part of a Project Team that will be responsible for the arrangement and description of four key audiovisual collections in the Archives: the Audiovisual Recordings collection, Performances and Public Programs recordings, Works & Process at the Guggenheim records, and Ultan Guilfoyle records. The Project Archives Assistant position is supported by a grant received by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is a 12-month term, 2 day per week schedule.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

There are no direct reports associated with this position.

Key Responsibilities:

 Conduct research for individual collections.
 Work with project team to help prepare descriptive inventory (historical note, scope and content note, series descriptions, box/folder listing).
 Work with project team to apply basic preservation methods and rehousing as necessary.
 Assist in digitization and metadata entry according to established procedures.
 Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

 Experience working in archives and/or coursework in archives from a MLS program.
 Knowledge of 20th century art and/or audiovisual recordings a plus.
 Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
 Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The environment is an indoor, climate-controlled walled-office in a warehouse. The noise level is medium. There is minimal repetitive motion while arranging documents and keyboarding. There are no hazards and no protective devices are worn or used. Stress levels in this job are moderate.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to Indicate the job title “Project Archives Assistant” in the subject line.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.