Archivist Part Time/Temporary - Storm King Art Center

Job Information

Description

Storm King Art Center (“Storm King”) is seeking a part time temporary archivist to work approximately 20 hours per week on a grant-funded assignment. The assignment will occur in 2016 and 2017 and has the potential to continue on a more regular basis.

 

About Storm King: Located in the Hudson Valley, about an hour north of the George Washington Bridge (New York City), Storm King Art Center is one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. It encompasses over 500 acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands that provide space for a collection of more than 100 large-scale sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time, including Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, David Smith, and Zhang Huan, among many others.  Storm King complements the presentation of its collection with special installations and exhibitions, both outdoors and in its Museum Building. It also presents a rich roster of public programs, including guided walks, docent-led tours of the collection, lectures, and concerts.  For additional information, visit www.stormkingartcenter.org

 

Responsibilities:

The archivist will complete phases Two and Three of a three-year project (Phase One has been completed) to assess and improve conditions of, and access to, the enduring records of Storm King Art Center. Storm King’s archives (estimated at 800 cubic feet, and growing) include curatorial, exhibition, and collection files and administrative materials (including Board of Trustee Minutes, and departmental papers, e.g. Development, Membership, Events) as well as rich cache of architectural records and renderings. Collections are located throughout the building and include plans, photographs, and ephemera related to the development of Storm King’s physical site and sculptural collection. 

 

The archivist wil

  • Arrange and describe the records, consolidate and weed under Curatorial supervision
  • Assist in crafting and implementing the proposal to consolidate and store the records in a single, climate-controlled, accessible space
  • Create and implement archival finding aids
  • Enhance the presentation and organization of Storm King’s archives
  • Implement and supervise a small-scale internship program or practicum to bring local college students into the archives to assist in preparing finding aids
  • Work closely with the Director/Chief Curator and the Curator
  • Represent Storm King Art Center at regional archival workshops, conferences, and events
  • Work with Development staff to research and write future grant proposals to improve storage of, and access to, the archives

Qualifications

  • Educational and Technical Requirements: Master’s degree in Library Science/Archives Management
  • Two years of experience with archival processing (arrangement, description, rehousing, appraisal) and some preservation
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating systems
  • Familiarity with systems and software needed to manage and process archives and manuscript collections, create electronic finding aids, and possibly to implement ArchiveSpace
  • Familiarity with digitizing, and making collections accessible digitally

 

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to guide projects and tasks through to completion
  • Ability to work independently
  • Comfortable working with fellow staff, Trustees, Donors, and other visitors
  • Ability to safeguard confidential information and perform with a high level of discretion, professionalism, and integrity
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well both in a team and individually
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to lift 40-pounds unaided
  • Ability to work without climate control in hot or cold indoor spaces

 

To Apply: please send your cover letter and resume via email to employment@stormkingartcenter.org   with “Archivist” in the subject.  

 

Storm King Art Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, pregnancy or marital status in employment or the provision of services and is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.

 

Position Reports To
Curator
Location
New Windsor, NY

Company Information

Storm King Art Center
One Museum Road
New Windsor NY 12553
United States

Contact Information

Donna Ricci
Phone: (914) 806-2674
Fax:
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