AHL Foundation is a non-profit visual arts organization with a mission to support artists of Korean heritage working in the United States. AHL provides artist grants, scholarships and professional development opportunities for artists along with public programs that fosters greater public awareness of the cultural contribution of Korean artists through exhibitions, public art projects, artist studio visits, lectures, workshops, museum tours and art history classes.
AHL is currently looking for a metadata creator to help create an artist-based archive with the artists’ biographical information and image files. The project will start immediately and be continued for several months. An ideal candidate would be someone with experience with visual database systems or artist archives. Experience with metadata schemas (particularly EAC-CPF) and controlled vocabularies such as the Getty thesauri, LCSH and VIAF is strongly preferred. Knowledge of Korean is a plus, although not required.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience, but we are thinking of $15-18 an hour for a minimum of 20 hours. Working remotely may be possible for part of the project. However, we expect to work together in the office for the initial phase. Please do not apply if you cannot commute. Our office is located in Manhattan.
AHL is also looking to hire a research assistant to work with the metadata creator in creating the archive. The research assistant will research, contact artists, clear copyright issues, and compile the artists’ biographical information and image files. An ideal candidate would be someone with a strong interest in Asian artists and culture and MUST be able to read/understand Korean. Experience with visual database systems or artist archives is a plus. Small stipend is available.