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Monday, November 06, 2023 8:46 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Part Time Archivist - Winfred Rembert Estate

(November 6, 2023)

Position Title - Part Time Archivist - Winfred Rembert Estate

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- mid-level

Position Type - Part-time, term

Benefits - No

Hourly wage range - $25 - $30

Established by the Rembert family, the Winfred Rembert Estate Archive aims to preserve the artistic legacy of Winfred Rembert and increase the scholarship of his artwork. The Archive’s purpose is to identify and document all known artworks made by Winfred Rembert. The archive comprises a digital database with artwork images, provenance, exhibition history, literature, and additional object-related data.

The Rembert Estate seeks an experienced Digital Archivist to survey, establish, develop, and manage the archive of Winfred Rembert’s oeuvre. The Digital Archivist will be responsible for establishing all workflows and protocols; structure collections management systems; manage archival physical and digital assets; and the digitization and cataloging of the Archives. The Digital Archivist will be the main contact person for the Rembert Archive to the Estate and the public. The ideal candidate will have experience establishing a new archive and working directly with an estate. We are looking for a person with a proactive attitude and a flexible work schedule.

This is a part time position (approximately 2-3 days / week, for 1-2 years) lasting until completion of the project, with as-needed maintenance on an intermittent basis to follow.

The Digital Archivist’s duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing, organizing, and maintaining a collections management database, including the choice of appropriate database platforms and an initial migration of information
  • Appraising, arranging, and describing archives according to best practices, including cataloging material, and entering records into the collections database
  • Digitizing archival materials and artworks
  • Perform quality assurance reviews to ensure accuracy and completeness of work
  • Maintain digital storage systems
  • Manage all communications related to the archive, including communications with galleries, collectors, and the Estate
  • Be available for off site visits to examine artworks in person (mainly in the Tri-state area) or proceed with video examinations when possible
  • Manage budget and track expenses

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice
  • Competitive candidates will have a minimum of 3–5 years of experience in processing archival collections
  • Demonstrated success in completing large-scale multi-format archival processing projects
  • A strong background in archival theory and practice, especially regarding arrangement and description, as well as a familiarity with current approaches to born-digital materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata and current standards for archival description (DACS, LC subject headings, authority control, Getty AAT, ULAN, and MARC21)
  • Significant experience working with archives information management databases
  • Skilled in processing, cataloging, digitizing collections and creating finding aids
  • Experience with identifying and notating conservation issues on artworks
  • Ability to work independently from home while also being available for off site visits
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to climb step stools to retrieve and replace boxes weighing up to 40 pounds without assistance
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds while using appropriate lifting techniques and following all safety rules
  • Have a valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications:

  • Significant knowledge of modern and contemporary art
  • Ability to problem-solve the processing of nontraditional materials and media
  • Familiarity working with a family-run Estate
  • Experience sending newsletters for artist related events and exhibitions
  • Knowledge of website management and familiarity with web platforms such as Squarespace
  • Knowledge of EAD markup
  • Experience using ArchivesSpace or Archivists' Toolkit

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to rembertarchive@gmail.com by November 15, 2023. All applicants must be willing to provide references upon request.


Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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