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Assistant Archivist (two-year, grant funded)
Assists in the daily operations of reference activities in the Museum Archives department, including responding to correspondence, e-mail, and telephone requests; conducting reference interviews; and overseeing on-site researchers. Processes loans, determines availability of objects and their insurance values, handles all correspondence, completes all loan forms, and works with Conservation and Registrar departments when necessary. Reviews and responds to applications to publish materials in the Museum Archives. Conducts research on subjects in support of specific Museum projects, e.g., for lectures, remarks, press requests, exhibition research, and website development. Assists in vetting files for confidential information before they are made available to the public. Assists in maintenance of user log. Reports to The Rona Roob Senior Museum Archivist.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history with an emphasis on modern art, master’s degree preferred, and two years relevant work experience with a minimum of one year in an archival facility or equivalent. Demonstrated knowledge of 20th-century art, art historical reference sources, and other related research material. Reading knowledge of French or German. Solid computer (MS office) and verbal and writing skills. Ability to lift heavy boxes.