Temporary Assistant Archivist

Whitney Museum of American Art

Reporting to the Managing Archivist, this Temporary Assistant Archivist will arrange, describe, and re-house of a unique collection of artists’ material that includes artist publications, press clippings, ephemera, correspondence, artifacts and realia. The position will also involve periodic discussions with the donor of the collection. This is a part-time, 2-days-a-week, temporary (4 month) position for a temporary assistant archivist, available to begin in February 2020. The goal of the project is to make the collection accessible and available for researchers.

Responsibilities
  • Arrange and rehouse the collection, following archival best practices in consultation with archivists and conservators

  • Implement preservation strategies for the handling and storage of fragile materials, identifying items within the collection that may require additional attention.

  • Catalog and describe the collection, using Microsoft Excel and ArchivesSpace

  • Monitor the Library reading room and assist with archival appointments

Requirements
  • 1 to 2 years of experience working in an archival setting preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival best practices and standards, such as DACS

  • Experience with ArchivesSpace, and/or Archivist’s Toolkit

  • Familiarity with archival housing and preservation

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with excellent time management skills

  • Knowledge of and interest in 20th century art

How to Apply

Please complete an application located on the Museum’s website: https://whitney.org/About/JobPostings.

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Posted on October 28