Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, the Guggenheim Foundation, NYC

There is no application deadline and no salary information provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for accessioning archival materials including both paper and electronic; interact with staff to evaluate record submissions.
  • Process (arrange, describe, re-house) archival materials according to current industry standards including creation of processing plans; appraisal evaluations; and DACS-compliant EAD finding aids and MARC records.
  • Provide reference services for in-house staff and external researchers as directed, including researching and answering reference questions for staff, and providing reference assistance via telephone, e-mail and in person for external researchers.
  • Supervise archives interns and volunteers as needed providing a friendly and challenging work environment.
  • Ensure quality and uniformity of archives records; perform retrospective changes or upgrades to individual records as needed.
  • Collaborate on special projects with curatorial, registrar, legal, and other museum departments as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • MLIS or equivalent; Bachelor’s in Art or Art history preferred

  • Minimum three years experience working with archival collections

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lb boxes

  • Knowledge of Museum purposes, organization, and procedures preferred.

  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently in various environments ranging from office setting to warehouse storage facilities.