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Archives Assistant (2-year term)

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Dia Art Foundation is seeking a full-time Archives Assistant to assist with a two-year archival processing project, which is made possible by generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This position, based at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York, will assist Dia’s Archivist with the arranging, description, and re-housing of over 500 boxes of institutional records and manuscript collections. This position will also assist with the creation of a comprehensive institutional chronology of Dia’s deep and rich history to be used in the planning of several institutional and outreach programs by other museum departments. Other responsibilities of this position include providing research assistance to Dia staff and administrative support for digitization. Dia is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of extraordinary artists. A nonprofit founded in 1974, Dia collects the work of some of the most renowned artists of the last half-century, presents long-term, site-specific projects, executes new commissions, and produces scholarly publications related to its exhibitions and collection. Responsibilities include: Arrange and describe physical archives, manuscripts, photographic materials, and other special collections according to established national standards; help with numbering, processing, preservation, and preparation of inventories for both physical and electronic collections Assist with the transfer of records from Dia offices to the archives; retrieve records from offices and work to keep order in the archive storage room Assist in the creation of a comprehensive institutional chronology, other inventories, and exhibition histories from processed archival materials that will be used to further the study of Dia’s rich history and support institutional initiatives set by the Archivist and other departments Digitize archival materials, photographs, and other materials in accordance with archival standards Assist with reference services, including responding to e-mail and telephone inquiries Responsible for the archives in the absence of the Archivist Other duties as assigned   Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited university Two years or more of experience processing archival and special collections in both print and electronic formats Knowledge and understanding of professional principles and best practices including national descriptive standards such as DACS, including context, provenance, original order, and evidence Strong organizational, research, and analytical skills with a keen eye for details Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to practice discretion when working with confidential materials Knowledge of contemporary art and museum practices, a plus Knowledge of the German language, a plus Standard work hours for this position will be 40 hours per week from 9 am to 5 pm on Mondays through Fridays. Additional work hours may include evenings and weekends as needed. To apply, e-mail a letter of interest and resume to **** with “Archives Assistant” as the e-mail subject heading. Dia provides a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including health, life, and disability insurance plans and a 401(k) plan with company match. Paid time?off benefits include three weeks of vacation, ten days of sick leave, and twelve holidays. Additionally, staff ID badges gain reduced or free admission to most American museums and arts organizations. Dia is an equal opportunity employer.,@type:JobPosting,responsibilities:  Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited university Two years or more of experience processing archival and special collections in both print and electronic formats Knowledge and understanding of professional principles and best practices including national descriptive standards such as DACS, including context, provenance, original order, and evidence Strong organizational, research, and analytical skills with a keen eye for details Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to practice discretion when working with confidential materials Knowledge of contemporary art and museum practices, a plus Knowledge of the German language, a plus Standard work hours for this position will be 40 hours per week from 9 am to 5 pm on Mondays through Fridays. Additional work hours may include evenings and weekends as needed. To apply, e-mail a letter of interest and resume to **** with “Archives Assistant” as the e-mail subject heading. Dia provides a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including health, life, and disability insurance plans and a 401(k) plan with company match. Paid time?off benefits include three weeks of vacation, ten days of sick leave, and twelve holidays. Additionally, staff ID badges gain reduced or ****T04:00:00Z,title:Archives Assistant (2-year term) ,datePosted:2018-07-16T15:51:28Z}

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Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, NY

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