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|Job Listing: JAB Enterprises
JAB Studio Archivist
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time studio week, Tuesday-Friday
This is a permanent position.
JAB Enterprises seeks a studio archivist for a permanent position with a 30-day probationary
period. The person in this position is responsible for managing and coordinating catalog records
of original art works, prints, and reproductions; including maintenance of the studio’s database,
electronic image resources, and exhibition information.
The studio archivist is responsible for implementing and managing the records management
program, ensuring appropriate protection of the studio’s archives and vital records, facilitates
preservation, storage and ongoing access to these records.
This position will provide updated and accurate cataloging records for studio, production and
gallery holdings, including exhibitions, press materials, books, articles and related publication
information. The position will be responsible for administering reference information regarding
sale and auction information, provenance, and exhibition history of original art work.
The archivist will:
Demonstrate dynamic leadership of all aspects of the studio’s catalog system, including
maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrades.
Coordinate with the production department for archival records and catalog information for the
Manage master works, reproduction and print databases, including legacy information, backlog
records and licenses.
Collaborate with library liaison for all hardware and software issues.
Act as the point person for studio technology needs as they arise.
Assist staff in the studio to evaluate, maintain, and troubleshoot access to database and relevant
Maintain positive working relationships with galleries, print houses, resource and storage
vendors, and serve as a point of contact for maintenance, troubleshooting, and emergencies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience housing fine art objects and art handling preferred.
The archivist must possess:
ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. degree, or advanced degree in Art History.
3-5 years experience in overseeing, maintaining, managing and troubleshooting an integrated
library system or FileMaker Pro database.
Thorough knowledge of existing and emerging archiving and library technologies.
Preservation, art handling, and registrar experience.
The hiring committee will consider applicants without M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. degrees with requisite
experience comparable to a gallery registrar, museum scientist, or studio archivist.
The starting date for this position is August 1, 2012 (negotiable).
Screening of applications will begin on July 1, 2012. Applications will be accepted from now
through June 30, 2012. Applicants should attach a letter of application, highlighting suitability for
the position, and curriculum vitae, including a list of three references with the names, mail and
email addresses, and telephone numbers.
Email application packets to: email@example.com
For questions regarding this position contact Virginia Gatelein at (310) 399-5402 during studio
hours, Tuesday – Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.