New York, NY: PT Assistant Photo Archivist, Private Photo Archive & Art Collection

Job Opening Title: Assistant Photo Archivist

Institution/Organization Name: Private Photo Archive & Art Collection

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): New York City, New York, USA

Application Deadline: April 22, 2016

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 2-3

Job Description (if URL to posting not available): Assistant Photo Archivist

The Assistant Photo Archivist reports to the Principal Photographer as well as the Archivist and Collections Manager.
Work Schedule: Part time; Flexible schedule, 20 hours per week
Compensation: $30 per hour

Position Summary:
The Assistant Photo Archivist will provide support to the Head Archivist in the daily management, preservation and organization of an active archive of prints, digital images and films.

Principle Responsibilities:
. The daily management of an active photo and film 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 cataloguing of digital and analog photography into a CMS
. The arrangement and description of a historic family archive of films 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, experience with Aperture, Lightroom, Filemaker, Finalcut and Photoshop preferred.
. Knowledge and experience with process of digitizing photographic and film 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.

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

Application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016.

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