Job Posting: Photo Archivist (Part-Time), The Pigozzi Collection, NYC

Position Summary:

The Assistant Photo Archivist will provide support to the Head Archivist and Collections Manager in the daily management, preservation and organization of a globally accessible and active archive of prints, digital images and videos.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the cataloging, centralization and organization of photo and video assets
  • Ensure archival data security through facilitating data backups
  • The daily management of an active photo and video archive
  • Facilitate publication requests with media outlets
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of exhibitions
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of book projects
  • The arrangement and description of a historic family archive of videos and prints
  • Spearhead the arrangement and digitization of a color photo archive
  • Edit, color correct and oversee production of prints
  • Assist with art collection inventory, outgoing loans, photography, condition reporting, and other collection related duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience working in archives, museum or library special collections, with pictorial collection experience preferred
  • Self-directed and the demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Knowledge of archives theory and practice
  • High-level computer skills in editing/digital applications preferred
  • Proficiency in Macintosh Applications, expert experience with Aperture, Lightroom, Filemaker, Finalcut and Photoshop preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with process of digitizing photographic and video materials, managing digital files, including proper scanning procedures, and basic image editing and correction strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to make quick decisions and work well under pressure
  • Strong communication skills
  • Art handling and general preservation and collections care knowledge is desirable
  • Must be able to lift/move/maneuver objects up to 40 lbs

Successful candidates should be comfortable working in a nontraditional environment, be self-starters, knowledgeable in digital archive technology and advancements, and enjoy innovating creative solutions.

For consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to Tasha Seren, Archivist and Collections Manager:

Application deadline: July 1, 2016

Salary: $30.00/hour

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