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The Noguchi Museum: Audiovisual Project Archivist (Part-Time)

The Noguchi Museum seeks an Audiovisual Project Archivist. Reporting to the Museum Archivist, this part-time position will be responsible for managing the grant-funded processing and ingest of The Noguchi Museum’s audio and visual archival collections. 

This position will oversee the initial phase of the digitization of The Noguchi Museum’s multimedia collection, which includes important first-person materials, such as interviews of Isamu Noguchi, audio recordings of his lectures, and footage of him working. Additionally, the collection includes videos of dances for which he created sets, interviews with cultural luminaries discussing Noguchi, and footage of events he attended. Together, these materials provide an unparalleled glimpse into the art and life of Isamu Noguchi, and a rare opportunity to hear him speak about his work in his own voice.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing film digitization project and related digital assets
  • Quality checking all digitized files
  • Capturing descriptive and administrative metadata
  • Flagging materials related to specific projects / entities
  • Ingest of files and related metadata into Museum’s DAM system (Collective Access)
  • Managing audio transcription process and workflows


Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS with coursework in Archives
  • Minimum of two to three years work in archival setting
  • Experience using DAM systems, preferably Collective Access
  • Experience working with archival audio / visual materials and related digital assets 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must have a home computer and internet access
  • Experience working in artist archives and/or in a museum setting is preferred
  • Experience editing video is a plus 
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.

The AV Project Archivist is a part-time position located at the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York. Work is typically performed in an office environment; prolonged periods of sitting, use of computers and standard office equipment required to accomplish work objectives. During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Museum is currently maintaining an optional work from home schedule depending on the needs of the position. This position will primarily be remote, though eventually will require some on-site work. 

The position is 20 hours per week at an hourly pay rate of $30. Work will last for about six months, beginning in mid-November 2020 with possibility of extension.


To Apply

Please send a résumé, cover letter, and three references (including names, titles, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers) as a single PDF to jobs@noguchi.org with “AV Project Archivist” in the subject line.

 

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