Media Archivist

Petzel Gallery

The Media Archivist reports to the Head of Creative and Digital Media and will work closely with Gallery Artists, Sales Directors, and Communications Department. The primary responsibility of the Media Archivist is the organization and upkeep of the gallery’s digital content within the gallery’s archive and inventory database. They will be responsible for managing the gallery’s website and will work across departments to frame the presentation of the gallery to the general public.

Status: Full-Time/Permanent/Salaried

  • Overseeing photography for both gallery locations, scheduling and directing photographers, and budgeting.

  • Overseeing photography needs for gallery off site, including art fairs, museum exhibitions, artist portraits, etc.

  • In-house photography editing and resizing images for high resolution and email distribution

  • In-house Photoshop: rendering scale installations, framing examples and scale model print-outs

  • Maintain and update gallery’s archive of images, film, and exhibition material on shared server

  • Maintain images of all artwork records in Artbase

  • Manage the gallery website, keeping exhibition history and documentation updated, and making design changes to keep platform current

  • Organize and facilitate e-blasts, announcements, and newsletters

  • Fulfill all image requests, including press, collectors, social media, and internal requests

  • Produce video walkthroughs and content for exhibitions, artworks, and fairs

  • Releasing photo files, credits, and courtesy lines to press contacts in coordination with Communications Department

  • Manage reproduction requests

  • Maintain image archive on database with all proper caption and credit information

  • Monitor and archive google alerts and print reproductions

  • Manage publication and ephemera library on site

  • Assist with IT needs as needed

  • 1-2 years experience at a museum or gallery is preferred

  • Proficiency in ArtBase Collections Management Software, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML

  • Expertise in Digital and Analog photography and printing and photo editing

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter in a single PDF format to

Posted on April 1