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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Temp - Project Archivist, Guggenheim Fdn (NY)


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation seeks a Project Archivist that will be an integral part of a project team responsible for 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. Project Archivist will also play an integral role in an institution-wide audiovisual recording survey and select digitization. The Project Archivist is an 18-month position supported by a grant received by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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:

This position will oversee a part-time Project Archivist Assistant.

Key Responsibilities:

 Work with Project Team to survey and accession audiovisual recordings throughout institution.
 Arrange and describe of Audiovisual Recordings collection, Performances and Public Programs recordings, Works & Process at the Guggenheim records, and Ultan Guilfoyle records
 Prepare descriptive inventory (historical note, scope and content note, series descriptions, box/folder listing).
 Identify records requiring basic preservation measures. Work with museum staff to develop and enact conservation plans.
 Assist in the digitization of audiovisual recordings as needed.
 Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

 ALA-accredited MLS with an archival specialization.
 Previous experience processing archives and/or audiovisual collections.
 Knowledge of archives terminology and standards including DASC and EAD.
 Knowledge of 20th century art and/or audiovisual recordings.
 Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, interpersonal, planning, analytical, and conceptual skills
 Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
 Knowledge of ArchivesSpace a plus.
 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 Archivist” in the subject line.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer