Job Opening Title: Part Time Assistant Archivist/Registrar
Institution/Organization Name: Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Stanford, California
Application Deadline: September 30, 2017
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Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
Start Date: October 1, 2017
This position is a temporary position at 20 hours per week. May transition to full time through October 2018.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Under the direction of the Project Archivist for the Andy Warhol Photography Collection, organize and perform a range of duties in support of the digitization and cataloging of the Cantor’s archive of Andy Warhol contact sheets and negatives. The collection documents Warhol’s social and professional activities from the mid 1970s through his death in 1987, chronicling life at Studio 54 and other nightclubs, the Factory at 380 Broadway, the downtown art world in New York City, and trips to Europe and China, among others.
• Perform quality control of high-resolution digital images of contact sheets and negatives as they come in from our digitization vendor, uploading and linking them to their records in the museum’s EmbARK collections database.
• Use contact sheets to assist in identifying and cataloging the negatives, and link them together by job number. Enter cataloging information in EmBARK.
• Assist in getting information and images to the curatorial team for a Warhol show opening in the fall of 2018 and accompanying publication.
• Assist in rehousing contact sheets in archival sleeves and boxes.
• Other duties relating to the project as assigned.
Education & Experience:
A four-year college B.A. degree in Art, Art History, or related field required. A Master’s degree in Library Studies (M.L.S.), with a concentration in archival studies or a Master’s degree in Museum Studies desired. Subject knowledge and interest greatly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge of professional museum practices including registration methods, object rehousing techniques.
• Knowledge of and demonstrated skill using collection management databases, basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel; experience working with Museum electronic databases is strongly desired.
• Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
• Ability and willingness to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure with a wide variety of museum professionals, vendors, researchers, other.
Certifications and Licenses:
• Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
• Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds
* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
• May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
• May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.
• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor’s encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes 35,000 artworks and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford’s academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and an invaluable resource for teaching and research on campus.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (PDF format preferred) to:
Project Archivist, Andy Warhol Photography Collection