(January 24, 2024)
Position Title - Archivist
Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Chief Operating Officer
Position Type - Full-time, term
Benefits - Yes
Salary Range - $66,000 - $75,000
Archivist, Judd Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Judd Foundation was created in 1996 with the mission to maintain and preserve Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in Marfa, Texas and New York. The Foundation promotes a wider understanding of Judd’s artistic legacy by providing access to these spaces and resources and by developing scholarly and educational programs. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Judd Foundation Archives, as the repository for the Donald Judd Papers, is the premier center for the study of the life and work of Donald Judd, containing the primary holdings of the artist, his studio, and key collaborators. The Archives maintains collections containing published and unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, moving image material, drawings, museum, gallery and exhibition files, exhibition ephemera, publications, and substantial digital holdings.
Judd Foundation seeks an Archivist to lead and manage the Foundation’s Archives as a professional repository dedicated to the life and work of the artist Donald Judd. Located in the Marfa, Texas offices of the Foundation, the position reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The Archivist will be responsible for all aspects of the Archives, including description, preservation, and access to the Foundation’s archival holdings; records management; collection development; and research. Additionally, the Archivist will manage the Foundation’s Special Collections of photography, audio and video material and drawings and must have proficiency in cataloging and metadata standards associated with these materials. The Archivist will manage and execute these activities in accordance with current national archival standards and practices and will implement policies and procedures in support of the collections.
The Archivist will be able to lead the Archives Department and work collaboratively with Foundation colleagues in the Collections and Operations Departments to maintain the unique holdings of Judd Foundation. The Archivist will support the programs, research, and communications functions of the Foundation.
Responsibility and Duties
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Salary and Hiring
This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, in Marfa, TX with competitive benefits including full individual healthcare. Two-year contract (renewable). Re-location expenses available. The annual salary range for the position is $67,500-$75,000, commensurate with experience.
Judd Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability status, familial status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We strongly encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
Procedure for Application
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume with 3 references to Judd Foundation Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Archivist” as the subject line. No phone calls, please. Due to the number of submissions, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.