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8 Apr 2013

Full-Time Archivist – NYC

The Irving Penn Foundation – Posted by Jewish Jobs New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Title: Archivist
Term: Full-time, permanent.
Location: The Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Salary commensurate with experience including benefits.

Job description: The archivist will be working with the Foundation archive to ensure the preservation and accurate record keeping of all artworks and materials in the Foundation’s holdings. This position requires standards of total care and handling of works of art in a climate controlled environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-The ongoing cataloguing and preservation of the Foundation archive.
-Preventive maintenance and care of the Foundation archive.
-Condition reporting.
-Data-entry and database management.
-The production of finding aids and guides.
-Conducting research for book related projects and exhibitions.

Individual requirements:

-Must possess outstanding work ethics.
-Exercise utmost care and respect for fine art prints and precious materials.
-Abide by strict Foundation procedures by signing a confidentiality agreement.

Academic requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

Resume requirements:

-Please write a brief, one-page cover letter expressing your interest in working with the Foundation.
-Include your resume with current work and academic experience.
-Include 3 professional recommendations which may include personal and academic references.
-Applicants must be able to interview in person.

How to Apply

-E-mail your resume to: and include “ARCHIVIST” in the subject field. -No phone calls please.

Job Categories: Business/Management, Indeed, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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