The Center for Book Arts seeks an individual knowledgeable in printmaking to oversee the documentation and management of the Center’s print holdings within its Fine Arts Collections. This is a temporary part-time grant-funded position to be completed by September 2019.
Document, organize, and describe prints holdings (primarily prints, broadsides and oversize items) in the Center’s Fine Arts Collection Perform original and copy cataloging using Collective Access database Scan or photograph works and upload into the collection management system Create housing for works Track progress for grant reporting
Required education: BA in art history, printmaking, or related field Experience in cataloging and/or special collections management or experience in a print studio strongly preferred Ability to identify and differentiate various printing methods Experience in the physical handling works on paper Proficient with Microsoft Excel Experience with Photoshop, scanners, and photography preferred Experience with Collective Access or other database system preferred Proactive and self-motivated
$18-$20 per hour, 7-14 hours a week
New York, New York
Send cover letter and resume via email to [email protected] with the subject matter “Print Specialist.”
About the Center for Book Arts The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. Founded in 1974, the Center for Book Arts is unique among art organizations in New York as the only venue at which visitors can view exhibitions of contemporary book arts in the context of an active studio. The Center has produced over 300 exhibitions, involving more than 10,000 artists. The Center offers an extensive selection of 150 classes & workshops annually, along with lectures, readings, and other public programs.