Image Archivist

David Zwirner seeks to hire a full-time Image Archivist for a one year contract position. This position will report to the Associate Director of Photography and oversee and execute image based archive projects on both long term and daily basis. Qualified candidates should be extremely detail oriented, adept at multitasking, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Tasks will require an acute eye for image quality and ability to follow strict labeling protocols. Previous experience at a gallery, museum, or comparable arts organization required.

Primary responsibilities include:

Sales, Database and Server (75%) 
  • Daily uploading all high-res active inventory images from INC (100-500 per week, or 50-100 records per day), LLC (TK) HK & UK to database / DAM (5-10 hours per week) 
  • Daily uploading of all reference images into database
  • Daily uploading of images to the gallery’s inventory database (100-500 weekly)
  • Bi-Weekly uploading of images to ArtBinder (100+ weekly)
  • Assist on the restructuring and migration of the gallery’s global image servers
  • In partnership with the Photo & Digital leads, develop a cohesive style guide / meta data tag system, naming and file standards for image categorization on the forthcoming DAM
  • Upload images, with pertinent metadata, into the gallery’s recently developed DAM
  • Overseeing the digitizing of the galleries physical image archive
  • Organize and catalogue the gallery’s physical image archive assuring best archival practices are followed

Website & External Tools (25%)
  • Assist the photo team when needed on image uploads to the website
  • Responsible for creating links of images for press
  • Responsible for maintaining & uploading archival images on DZ.com
  • Upload approved images and related captions to archival content on DZ.com (new content is Content team)

Requirements:
  • 2+ years related work experience
  • BA/BFA in Photography or Library Sciences
  • Thorough understanding of Photoshop, image editing, and various digital file formats
  • Familiarity with best archival practices for both physical and digital image assets
  • Extreme attention to detail and organization
  • Able to problem solve and comfortable working both independently and as a team member

Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm and on a one year contract. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

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