New York, NY: Paid Archives Intern, David Zwirner

Job Opening Title: Archives Intern

Employer Name: David Zwirner

Job Location: New York

Application Deadline:

Salary Range: $15/hr

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Research and Exhibitions department is seeking an Archives Intern, who will work closely with the Research Assistant and Director of Research. The Archives Intern will focus on special projects within the internal archives. The gallery is in the process of consolidating and reorganizing our archives, which are stored offsite, and is looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented Archives Intern to assist with moving and cataloging these items. Qualified candidates for this position should be familiar with handling ephemera, processing collections, and developing finding aids. Some knowledge of and interest in twentieth-century and contemporary art is preferred.

Primary responsibilities include:

Maintenance to existing collections

Rehousing material when needed, ensuring that material is in the best possible storage enclosure

Incorporating existing document boxes into the offsite storage space

Consolidating existing collections in a spatially efficient, yet responsible manner

Sorting through onsite material and processing material appropriately for inclusion in offsite storage

Offsite Storage development

Appraising the current collection holdings

Developing a finding aid for internal use

Labeling and documenting shelf locations

Artist Specific Project

Designating an area within the offsite collection, specific to a single artist, and creating an independent finding aid for their material

The ideal candidate should be

Enrolled in a current MLIS or accredited Archives program

Familiar with ArchivesSpace or comparable information software

Able to lift up to 30 pounds

There are two positions available. Internship will be 2-4 days/week, flexible, Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm. Internship is paid at NYC minimum wage of $15/hour. Summer internship runs from the end of May through the beginning of August. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law.

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