Assistant Cataloguers, Whitney Museum, NY


Two assistant cataloguer positions are available, one full-time and the other 14-18 hours per week. Responsible for the cataloguing, verification of non-interpretive information and the accumulation of documented research for all yearly acquisitions to the permanent collection. In addition, accurate data entry, proof-reading and understanding of general cataloguing principles are required in order to maintain the high level of accuracy expected.Physically catalogue and data enter painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography and film and video information from curatorial and committee acquisitions, using specific syntax and data entry protocols. Correspond with artists, donors, and galleries to verify all non-interpretative data including object identification, provenance, exhibition histories, publications, artist bio’s, etc. Data enter and scan necessary documents. Interact primarily with Curatorial and with Senior Registrar, Permanent Collection

Respond to internal and external requests for collection information; data clean-up; verify file contents after each ratification period; retro-cataloguing projects as they occur.

NOTES: 2 openings. US Residents Only
B.A. in Art History/Museum Studies or related. M.A. preferred; previous Museum work experience; strong research skills and attention to detail; strong computer skills (Outlook, WORD, Excel), including knowledge of TMS.

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About Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is dedicated to collecting, preserving intrepreting and exhibiting twentieth and twenty-first century art. The Whitney has always supported living artists and its signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country’s only continuous series of exhibitions surveying the most recent developments in American art.

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