Alexander Gray Associates / Betty Parsons Foundation : Betty Parsons Foundation Archivist

 

Alexander Gray Associates is seeking a full time researcher with artwork cataloguing and archiving experience to serve as the expert on Betty Parsons and as the point person between the Betty Parsons Foundation and Alexander Gray Associates. Best known as an influential gallerist, Betty Parsons was also an artist and this position will work with her artwork and ephemera, not the archives of the Betty Parsons Gallery. The Archivist is responsible for overseeing general collection management, creating a catalogue raisonné, and doing research and writing on the collection of Parsons artwork and ephemera.

 

Requirements:

MA preferred with primary study in one of the following areas: Art History or Library Science

Minimum 1-3 years of work experience in an art gallery, museum, artist studio or foundation

Experience with PanOpticon software preferred

Candidates must possess a friendly and professional manner with excellent organizational and communication, verbal and written, skills, and high attention to detail

 

 

Responsibilities:

Collection Management:

Serves as Registrar for the Foundation’s Collection of Betty Parsons artwork and ephemera

Oversee storage and registration

Prioritize and oversee conservation of specific artworks

 

Catalogue Raisonné:

Creation of online catalogue database with PanOpticon software

Migration of inventory data to database platform

Research on Parsons exhibitions, objects, articles

Research on works in public and private collections

Determines works to be included in Catalogue Raisonné

Ongoing maintenance of database

 

Curatorial:

Serves as in-house scholar on the Parsons artwork

In concert with Museum curators and Gallery, prepare exhibition proposals for monographic and group exhibitions

In concert with Gallery, respond to inquiries about artworks

Serves as liaison with Archives of American Art Archive

 

Writing and Lectures:

Generate new scholarship on Parsons, including lectures on her artistic legacy, and written publications

 

 

 

To apply, please submit resume with cover letter and two writing samples as a single PDF (can be multiple pages within one PDF file), labeled with your name to. No phone calls or in-person inquires.

 

 

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