Job Opening Title: Gallery Archivist
Employer Name: Sperone Westwater
Job Location: 257 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
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Years of experience required: 2+
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Sperone Westwater is looking for an experienced Archivist to fill a full-time position.
Maintain the gallery’s archive, collecting and filing artist press, correspondence, announcements, catalogues, and other materials
Update artist biographies and maintain physical and digital press kits
Manage the gallery’s extensive library – including acquisitions, cataloguing new books and periodically evaluating books for deaccession – and have a broad knowledge of available resources for gallery artists
Conduct research on the provenance, exhibition history and literature for available works
Provide reference services for gallery staff and facilitate outside research requests
Oversee physical and digital visual resource materials and handle rights and reproduction requests, including digitization as needed
Master’s degree in art history or library and information science and a solid knowledge and interest in modern and contemporary art are required.
Minimum of two years of experience working with archival collections, preferably in a gallery or museum setting.
Must be extremely detail-oriented and organized
Possess excellent time management and written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop, as well as artwork inventory databases or other content management systems
Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.
Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 6 pm.
Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your previous experience and why you are interested in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org.