Archivist Assistant

David Kordansky Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

ARCHIVIST ASSISTANT

Monday – Friday (Part-time, non-exempt) 

David Kordansky Gallery seeks an extremely organized and detail-oriented individual to fill the position of Archivist Assistant. This position is a part-time role (3–4 days per week) and may require flexibility for occasional additional hours based on the needs of the Gallery. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

-      Support the Archivist in a range of tasks, including administration, inventory maintenance, artist record updates, publication assistance, and press requests

-      Assist in obtaining publications pertaining to gallery artists

-      Scan and format press and published texts

-      Maintain physical archives and book inventory in a clean, orderly, and safe manner

-      Promptly add books and ephemera to artist archives

-      Regularly input artist CV updates as requested

-      Unpack and inventory all incoming book shipments

-      Monitor client book dispersals  

-      Assist Sales team with complimentary book stock

-      Update database records with public collection information and exhibition history, create new records as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

-   Knowledge of contemporary art required

-   Bachelor’s degree in art history, studio art, or related field required

-   At least two (2) years of experience in a contemporary art gallery or museum required

-   Familiarity with contemporary art books in relation to gallery operations preferred

-   Proficiency in a Mac-based environment required, including: Google Suite; Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel); and the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign preferred)

-   Basic knowledge of databases such as ArtBase / FileMaker (or similar) preferred

-   Enjoys project management; skilled at completing tasks both independently and collaboratively with discretion and composure

-   Highly detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills

-   Excellent verbal and written communicator; interest in editing

-   Demonstrated success in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

-   Extremely self-motivated, responsible, and efficient

-   Willing to perform occasional physical labor, such as moving heavy boxes of books

-   Fluent in English

 

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Archivist Assistant” via email to jobs@davidkordanskygallery.com. No phone or walk-in inquiries, please.

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