Artifex Press Blog

June 19, 2014 1:46 PM

Artifex Press, a publisher of digital catalogues raisonnés, is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual for a paid summer photography archives internship.

Artifex Press is the first publishing company dedicated to the creation of comprehensive, publicly accessible, online catalogues raisonnés. Artifex Press’s first two catalogues are Chuck Close: Paintings, 1967-present and Jim Dine: Sculpture, 1983-present. We are also working on catalogues for Sol Lewitt and Agnes Martin, with several more to follow.

The intern will be responsible for assisting the Archivist and Artifex staff with a range of photography-related tasks, including but not limited to:

-Handling original photographic materials including color transparencies (4x5, 5x7, 8x10, etc.), 35mm slides, photographic negatives, and photographic prints.
-Scanning, editing, retouching, and color correcting artwork photography using Adobe Photoshop.
-Digitizing moving images using various video capturing software.
-Embedding digital photographs and moving images with metadata according to IPTC standards.
-Utilizing a digital asset management system to organize digital photographs, videos, and audio recordings.
-Assisting with graphic design projects for Artifex promotional materials
-Performing administrative tasks as necessary

This paid internship starts immediately and requires a commitment of 2-3 days a week through August, with the possibility of an extension.

Qualifications:
-BA in fine art, graphic design, photography, or related field preferred (BA candidates welcome). MA/MLIS candidates concentrating in library or archival studies and possessing adequate photo-editing skills are also highly encouraged to apply.
-Interest in contemporary art
-Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite
-Familiarity with flatbed scanner and slide scanning
-Familiarity with IPTC metadata schema
-Basic photography and color correcting knowledge
-Keen attention to detail
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office
-Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Application Instructions:
To apply, candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Artifex Press Archivist, Ashley Levine, at alevine@artifexpress.com.

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