Job Opening – Project Cataloguer, Painting and Sculpture (03/2012)

2012 March 13

Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, New York

The Whitney Museum seeks a Project Cataloguer for Painting and Sculpture to work on our Collection Documentation Initiative (CDI)for two years. CDI is a project focused on cataloguing, researching, conducting conservation assessments, and photographing works of art in the Whitney Museum’s permanent collection. The first phase of the project, scheduled to be completed in April 2012, concentrates on works on paper. The second phase of CDI, which is a two-year project beginning in May 2012, will be devoted to painting and sculpture.

The Project Cataloguer for Painting and Sculpture will catalogue and describe the physical attributes of paintings and sculptures in the Whitney Museum’s permanent collection. Working with project conservators and art handlers, the position will require a familiarity with the description and data capture of works of art. Alongside the capture of data, the Project Cataloguer will also data enter information following established metadata and content standards maintained by the Cataloguing and Documentation Office.

Requirements: B.A. in Art History (M.A. preferred), with a specialization in Modern and Contemporary American Art (20th-21st century); experience with cataloguing works of art; knowledge of artistic practices as they relate to painting and sculpture; knowledge of content standards, such as Cataloguing Cultural Objects (CCO); working knowledge of collection management database systems, TMS preferred; two to three years of museum experience with an emphasis in cataloguing; excellent communication skills; works well under deadline; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; the ability to work collaboratively.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Human Resources Department
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10021

No calls please.  EOE.

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