Los Angeles, CA: Archivist, JAB Art Enterprises

Job Opening Title: Archivist

Institution/Organization Name: JAB Art Enterprises

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Los Angeles, Ca

Application Deadline:

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Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: JAB Art Enterprises seeks an experienced archivist for a busy artist’s studio in Los Angeles, California. This is a full-time, permanent position with an excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities:

• Manage the studio’s databases, digital assets and finding aids, including creating and enhancing collection records of original art works, prints, and exhibitions
• Plan and manage collections storage for archives, library materials and art collections
• Appraise, arrange, process and re-house collection materials
• Oversee records management program, ensuring appropriate protection of the studio’s vital records
• Edit, aggregate, enhance and transform existing metadata according to best practices
• Oversee preservation activities such as environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, disaster planning and digital preservation
• Act as the point person for studio technology needs as they arise and liaise with local tech support contractor
• Manage and update artist’s website
• Perform other duties as assigned

Required qualifications:

• Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program with coursework in archives or equivalent combination of education and archival experience
• Experience with preservation standards for a variety of formats (e.g. born digital or reformatted digital objects such as images, sound, moving recordings, data, and analog and print formats)
• Experience managing and troubleshooting a collection management system or FileMaker Pro database
• Thorough knowledge of existing and emerging archives and library technologies

Preferred qualifications:

• Background in art history, specifically contemporary art
• Experience housing fine art objects and art handling
• Experience creating and managing websites

Please send résumé, cover letter and a list of three professional references to jabartjob@gmail.com