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Archivist, Gallery Night Providence, Providence, RI

Project description:

Gallery Night Providence seeks an experienced archivist for a temporary archival project. The archivist will be responsible for processing materials, conducting interviews, and writing a summary of Gallery Night’s 25 year history. This is a remote project. Physical materials can be delivered. This is a grant-funded position that reports to the Executive Director and Board President.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Specialization in archives management
  • Knowledge of digitization and cataloging systems
  • Interest in art

Duties Include:

  • Manage the compilation and organization of Gallery Night Providence’s physical and digital records
  • Document oral histories from founders and key associates
  • Create a physical and digital collection and process for additions in consultation with project partners and Gallery Night stakeholders
  • Recommend long-term physical and digital access solutions
  • Write a narrative summary with a timeline of highlights

Schedule and Compensation:

Flexible schedule between January through April 2021, approximately 80 hours @ $20/hr = $1,600

Gallery Night Providence is a non-profit arts organization with the mission to make the visual arts accessible to everyone. By combining the expertise and resources of numerous independent galleries throughout Providence and providing multiple ways to experience art through promotion, education, and interactive experiences, Gallery Night creates a network of opportunities and invitations. Artists, business owners, and art advocates connect with local, regional and international participants of all ages to celebrate and engage with visual art.

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Shari Weinbrger, Gallery Manager, Sprout CoWorking Gallery, [email protected]. Priority will be given to applications received by December 18, 2020.