Museum Archives, Records Management, Visual Materials
The Neuberger Museum of Art is an academic museum located on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY, dedicated to the lifelong learning in the areas of modern, contemporary, and African art. (additional boilerplate would be added)
In 2019, Neuberger will launch a major new initiative focused on establishing a formal, well-researched, and well-organized archive. To undertake this initiative, Neuberger seeks an experienced Archivist with a demonstrated commitment to preserving historical records, to identify, process, and make accessible to the public Neuberger’s institutional and collection archives. Materials include project and administrative files, correspondence, historic building documentation, photographs, film and audio materials, and various ephemera. This newly created two-year part-time position will report to the Director of the museum.
Survey all archive related materials;
Identify, arrange, process and re-house archival materials in accordance with retention and disposal policies;
Identify conservation concerns and performs basic preservation practices;
Coordinate the physical consolidation of the archives in areas of the Museum building;
Create and log information into database system in keeping with identified content standards;
Create appropriate finding aids and provisions for archival access;
Ensure that the Museum’s archives adhere to professional ethics and best practices and appropriate access and use parameters;
Write, present or speak about work activities and project developments;
Target specific aspects for in-depth research;
Work with interns;
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences or Archival Studies from an accredited institution, with a specialization in archival studies or special collections.
Prior professional experience related to performing above listed responsibilities.
Knowledge and understanding of professional principles and best practices, e.g., context, provenance, original order, evidence, and digitization.
Working knowledge of museum archives and web content management systems.
Specialized knowledge of contemporary art and museum practices.
Excellent organizational skill, research and analytical skills, and keen eye for details.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to facilitate collaboration.
Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and identify priorities.
Ability to affectively supervise interns.
Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds.
About Neuberger Museum of Art
Initiated in 1974 with Roy R. Neuberger's donation of 108 works of art, the permanent collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art has grown to over 6000 works of uncompromised quality and variety. Featuring prestigious examples of modern, contemporary and African art, holdings include the Roy R. Neuberger Collection of American Art, the Aimee W. Hirshberg and Lawrence Gussman Collections of African Art, the Hans Richter bequest of Dada and Surrealist objects, the George and Edith Rickey Collection of Constructivist art, and American, Mexican and European master works from the collection of the late Dina and Alexander Racolin. The Neuberger Museum of Art continues to collect and exhibit its permanent collection, enacting Mr. Neuberger's commitment to supporting the work of contemporary artists who examine and expand the ideas of our day.