Job Opening Title: Photo Archivist
Institution/Organization Name: The Pigozzi Collection
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): New York
Application Deadline: July 1
Link to job posting:
Years of experience required: 2
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The 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
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.
. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org