Potomac, MD: Mgr of Digital Assets & Collections Information (term), Glenstone

Manager of Digital Assets and Collections Information

Reports to:     Chief Archivist/Librarian

Background:
Located on 200 acres in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone strives to provide visitors with a unique experience through the seamless integration of art, architecture, and landscape. Its first exhibition building was designed by late architect Charles Gwathmey and opened to the public in 2006. It hosts a series of rotating exhibitions with artworks drawn from Glenstone’s permanent collection of post-World War II art. The outdoor landscape is home to monumental sculptures carefully placed amidst rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland. Admission is always free, and visits are scheduled by appointment to encourage an unhurried, intimate engagement between the viewer and their surroundings.

Glenstone is now embarking upon an expansion in order to strengthen its commitment to the viewing public. The centerpiece of this project will be the construction of a new exhibition building designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners. The building will highlight a series of discreet pavilions, or “rooms” surrounding a central water courtyard, many of which will be devoted to single-artist installations. It will provide significantly expanded gallery space and state of the art collection storage. Landscape architects Peter Walker and Partners will also oversee a revised master plan of Glenstone’s outdoor landscape. Finally, the expansion will incorporate a new public entrance and visitor amenities, to support a more comfortable and rewarding visit.

Job Purpose:    To develop detailed requirements for systems to manage Glenstone’s digital assets, including: a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) and/or Digital Preservation System.
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Marfa, TX: Archives Internship, The Judd Foundation

Archives internship, Judd Foundation, Marfa, Texas

The Judd Foundation (www.juddfoundation.org) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to maintain and preserve the artist Donald Judd’s (1928-1994) permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas. The Marfa office is looking for an Archives Intern to assist the archivist between August – November 2014.

The intern will work under supervision of the archivist and assist the archivist in daily duties. The intern’s activities will focus primarily on a large-scale cataloging project of the Foundation’s digital images. These images provide essential insight into the living and working practices of Donald Judd.

The candidate should preferably have graduated from or currently be attending an Information Studies or Library School program or have a minimum of one year of experience working with digital images and databases. The candidate should preferably have an interest in art history and the work of Donald Judd in particular. The candidate should be willing to live in a small rural West Texas town for the period of the internship.

Housing and a small stipend will be provided.

To apply please send your letter of interest and resume by June 13, 2014 to:

Caitlin Murray

Archivist

Judd Foundation

Marfa, Texas

cmurray(at)juddfoundation.org

Announcement: Brief Break!

Hi Everyone!

First of all, huge congratulations to all of the graduates out there!  YOU DID IT!!

Secondly, I want to make sure that you all know that I am on vacation until June 2nd.  Therefore, AG will be inactive until my return.  If you send me a job, I will happily post it when I’m back.  If you’re looking for a job, please check out my job announcement sources posted in my “about” page.

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Pittsburgh, PA: Archival Assistant (term), Carnegie Museum of Art

Job Opening Title: Archival Assistant, Time Based Media Collection
Institution/Organization Name: Carnegie Museum of Art
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Pittsburgh, PA
Application Deadline: May 28, 2014

Carnegie Museum of Art’s Conservation Department seeks a full-time archival assistant to provide support for a grant-funded project to preserve and provide access to Carnegie Museum of Art’s time-based media collection, specifically focused on the photographic and paper documentation, correspondence, books, periodicals, and ephemera related to the collection. The extent of the collection is roughly 430 linear feet. The successful candidate will work with the senior research associate to determine a strategy for assessing, processing, and storing the paper and photo files, and will create inventories and finding aids for these materials. Digitally scan selected documents and help to develop and implement naming and storage guidelines for the digital files. The goal of the project is to have the entirety of the photo and paper files inventoried, documented, and stored in our archives for increased accessibility to museum staff and outside researchers.

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