Project Cataloguer, Sculpture (6 month position)

Whitney Museum

(New York NY)

The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks a Project Cataloguer for Sculpture to work on the Collection Documentation Initiative (CDI) November, 2012 – May 2013. The painting and sculpture portion of CDI began in May 2012 and focuses on cataloguing, researching, conducting conservation assessments, and photographing these works in the permanent collection.

The Project Cataloguer for Sculpture will catalogue sculpture in the Museum’s permanent collection. Working in collaboration with a project conservator and art handlers, the position will require a familiarity with cataloguing sculpture. The Project Cataloguer will data enter information into the collections management database (TMS) 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 fine art, especially three dimensional objects; knowledge of artistic practices as they relate to 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 experience with an emphasis in cataloguing fine art in a museum environment; excellent communication skills; works well under deadline; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; works collaboratively.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Human Resources Department
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10021  EOE. No calls please.