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Cantor Arts Center – Warhol Project Assistant

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Cantor Arts Center

Job Family: Museum
Job Series: Museum Registrar
Job Code: 1851
Grade: E
Exemption: Non-exempt
Effective/Revision Date: 08/01/2017

This is a 19 hour per week position for one year.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

JOB PURPOSE:

Under the direction of the Project Archivist for the Andy Warhol Photography Collection, organize and perform a range of duties in support of the digitization and cataloging of the Cantor’s archive of Andy Warhol contact sheets and negatives. The collection documents Warhol’s social and professional activities from the mid 1970s through his death in 1987, chronicling life at Studio 54 and other nightclubs, the Factory at 380 Broadway, the downtown art world in New York City, and trips to Europe and China, among others.  Some frequently depicted subjects include Liza Minnelli, Diana Vreeland, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Halston, and Bianca Jagger.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Perform quality control of high-resolution digital images of contact sheets and negatives as they come in from our digitization vendor, uploading and linking them to their records in the museum’s EmbARK collections database.
  • Use contact sheets to assist in identifying and cataloging the negatives, and link them together by job number. Enter cataloging information in EmBARK.
  • Assist in getting information and images to the curatorial team for a Warhol show opening in the fall of 2018 and accompanying publication.
  • Assist in rehousing collection sheets in archival sleeves and boxes.
  • Other duties relating to the project as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

A four-year college B.A. degree in Art, Art History, or related field required. A Master’s degree in Library Studies (M.L.S.), with a concentration in archival studies or a Master’s degree in Museum Studies desired. Subject knowledge and interest greatly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional museum practices including registration methods, object rehousing techniques.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill using collection management databases, basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel; experience working with Museum electronic databases is strongly desired.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure with a wide variety of museum professionals, vendors, researchers, other.

Certifications and Licenses:

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
  • May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu