Archivist and Social Media Coordinator Job Description
December 18, 2014

Blum & Poe is a premier contemporary art gallery located in Culver City with satellite galleries in New York and Tokyo. The gallery has a dynamic and scholarly exhibition program, along with a roster of over forty artists who work in a variety of media.

Overall responsibilities: manages the appraisal, organization, and description of the gallery’s archival collections in print and digital form, including images and books; oversees rights and reproductions; gathers and records bio/bibliographical citations about gallery artists; repackages gathered information about artists to create social media posts for three gallery spaces.

  •   Acquires a variety of printed, including catalogs, periodicals, and ephemera to document exhibitions and the work of represented artists. Preserves and organizes the materials for retrieval.

  •   Catalogs books in LibraryThing with standardized descriptions.

  •   Maintains the archival record of artists’ bio/bibliographical information according

    to Chicago Manual of Style in conjunction with the Director of Publications.

  •   Preserves and organizes analog and digital images. Maintains filenaming conventions for digital.

  •   Coordinates image reproduction requests, as well as the legal aspects of rights and reproductions.

  •   Captures articles and reviews via scanning or screen shots and creates PDFs for future retrieval.

  •   Maintains the gallery website. Uploads content, images, biographies, bibliographies, and merchandise in Drupal.

  •   Creates and sends email blasts with preapproved text and images within marketing software.

  •   Gathers information and creates brief, but thoughtful posts in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram regarding gallery events and artist activities in coordination with the Manager of Public Relations.

    Required qualifications: MLIS degree or enrolled in an MLIS program; undergraduate degree in art history, visual arts, or communications; previous experience working with archives, preferably in a museum, gallery or studio setting; knowledge of FilemakerPro,


Please contact Lynda Bunting 

 [email protected]

(310) 375-6930

Photoshop, and standard office software; and proven savvy working with websites and/or social media.

Preferred qualifications: experience with Artbase, knowledge of contemporary art, past experience working in a digital archive, and knowledge of one foreign language.

Blum & Poe offers a competitive salary and benefits package.