Rhizome is a leading non-profit arts organization dedicated to the creation,
presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that
engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our
website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices.
Our programs include commissioning, editorial initiatives, exhibitions, and
preservation. Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Founded in 1999, the ArtBase is Rhizome's online archive of born digital works
of art. Encompassing a vast range of projects from artists all over the world,
the ArtBase provides an online home for works that employ materials such as
software, code, websites, moving images, games and browsers towards aesthetic
and critical ends. The mission of the ArtBase is to provide free, open, and
permanent access to a living and historic collection of seminal new media art
Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible, experienced, and curious
candidate to work closely with the Digital Conservator with all tasks
concerning management of our archive of born-digital works of art.
Responsibilities include assistance with all aspects of web archiving,
inspection and cataloging of works, curatorial research, collection
processing, and technical documentation.
This opportunity is open to recent graduates or those currently enrolled in
graduate level degree programs in archival administration, library science, or
digital curation. The Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to
commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 4 months, beginning in Fall 2012.
This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged.
Qualifications: The Digital Archive Fellow must have strong analytical,
writing and communication skills. Education beyond the undergraduate level is
required. Background or experience with digital archives and collections is a
plus. A keen interest in contemporary art and new media art, and digital
preservation is a must. Those comfortable with the linux/unix command line,
and image/video editing tools such as Photoshop and Final Cut, will be given
the highest priority.
To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV and references to Ben
Fino-Radin, ben.finoradin [at] rhizome [dot] org. Review of applications will
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