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JSFF Research Associate (Print archive catalogue raisonné of artist Judy Chicago)

The JSFF Research Associate is a permanent full-time position intended for an experienced scholar with an advanced degree. The Research Associate will join the JSFF exhibitions and collections management team to conduct research on various aspects of the collection in preparation for the JSFF’s robust national exhibition program and scholarly publications. The researcher will be joining at an exciting time with multiple catalogue raisonne projects planned in the next several years. For example, the Research Associate will lead the original research on the publication of the first comprehensive catalogue raisonné of the print archive of the preeminent artist Judy Chicago.

Correspond with private owners, artists, artist representatives, publishers, master printers, and collaborators to track artwork and provenance research
Conduct research and write copy for various aspect of the collection for cataloguing and publication
Examine/document artworks following specific guidelines
Liaison with JSFF team, publication designer, and editors to ensure information is submitted in a precise and comprehensive way
Assist in outreach to institutions and galleries for collection and exhibition information

Minimum Master’s degree in art history or relevant field
Experience in object cataloguing and photography for documentation purposes
Catalogue raisonné experience is strongly desired
Knowledge of post-WWII modern and contemporary art
Proficient technical knowledge of prints and drawing
Museum experience encouraged
Experience and/or a familiarity with database management software encouraged
Resourceful skills for tracking artworks
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Ability to work independently and meet information submittal deadlines
Excellent communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with the JSFF team

About the Foundation
The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization to manage the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, provide supplemental funding for education and outreach in conjunction with related exhibitions, and publish scholarly texts. Since the program's inception, the Foundation has organized over 100 exhibitions and has exhibited at over 150 museums. In addition to not charging fees for its exhibitions, the JFFF’s lending library has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world. The growing collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation combined exceed 19,000 objects in all mediums and is the largest private collection of Post- War and contemporary prints and multiples in the United States.

JSFF has published over a dozen exhibition catalogues in addition to the catalogue raisonnés of prints by Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, John Baldessari, and the forthcoming catalogue raisonnés of prints by Judy Chicago, Terry Winters, and Marie Watt underway now. JSFF publications are made available at no cost to educational institutions and libraries across the country.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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