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Wednesday, May 01, 2019 8:15 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Assistant Archivist, Robert Wilson Archives

(May 1, 2019)

The Robert Wilson Archives are entering the next phase of a large-scale processing and inventorying project that will make accessible a significant portion of over 1,000 linear feet of manuscript records and print photographs documenting Wilson’s work. These records include exhibition design materials, press/clippings, foundation activities, photographs, and early records of theatre troupe the Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds.

This part-time position will help ensure that these records are properly collated, cataloged, and finding aids are made available and integrated with a preexisting shelf list that details Wilson’s productions, operas, and large-scale installations. The Assistant Archivist will work closely with the Director of Archives and interns on these and interrelated projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Processing of discrete collections and assisting with larger scale organizational initiatives
  • Shuttling archival materials between locations in New York and Long Island
  • Creating, updating, and publishing finding aids in ArchivesSpace
  • Cross-referencing manuscript data with images and digital assets
  • Reference and research, especially in the realms of contemporary art and performance

The Assistant Archivist should have an acute understanding of the tenets of archival processing and be able to provide support in handling research and reference services. In addition to ArchivesSpace and digital asset management systems, technical requirements include Adobe, Office, and a general awareness of specialized library and archives cataloging.

To Apply: Please send CV, Cover Letter, 3 professional references to clifford.allen@watermillcenter.org

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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