Archive Fellow - Storefront for Art and Architecture
Posted on July 19, 2018
In partnership with the Internet Archive and Google Cultural Institute, Storefront is digitizing core records, including A/V media, from its Program Files collection for web-based public access.
Working under the guidance of Project Archivist, Archive Fellows will be responsible for the following activities:
Processing: Assist with item-level processing for the Exhibitions, Events, Publications and Media Series from the Program Files Collection
Digitization: Prepare archival material for off-site vendors; assist with on-site transfer and cataloging for CD/DVD discs; create preservation metadata and access copies; perform basic image processing as needed
Cataloging: Assist with cataloging digital files returned from vendors, using Excel or Google spreadsheets; conduct quality control for metadata received from vendors
Records Publication: Assist with uploading all files and metadata to the Internet Archive and Google Culture Institute; verify the accuracy of metadata and images uploaded to item pages
Backup: Consolidate digital files onto a local drive and create a mirrored back-up; upload files to cloud storage system
Interest / background in art / architecture as well as archival and curatorial practices
Prior experience working in or using an archival collection
Proficient with standard office and imaging software (MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite)
The ability to work independently
Detail-oriented and organized
The ability to lift and carry heavy boxes unassisted, and to climb ladders and step stools to remove and replace boxes on shelves
Holds or currently working toward a MLIS degree
Prior experience with cataloging archival objects in collections management systems, and exposure to descriptive and metadata standards
Knowledge of best-practice archival standards and principles
Familiarity with art, architecture, exhibition making and the history of New York City
Please send cover letter and resume to Chialin Chou ([email protected]) by August 10th.
About Storefront’s Archive
As one of the first alternative spaces in New York dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative work at the intersection of art and architecture, Storefront has accumulated an archive documenting its diverse and influential program of over 280 exhibitions and events dating from its founding in 1982. Featuring the work of 1,500+ architects, artists and designers, this material includes a collection of original artwork and over 115 cubic feet of proposals, correspondence, photographs, audio-visual media and publications that together constitute a unique and underrepresented collection of narratives in contemporary American design.