Society of Southwest Archivists

Archivist | Judd Foundation (Marfa, TX)

  • 08 Aug 2023 9:06 PM
    Message # 13238455
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    Judd Foundation seeks an Archivist to lead and manage the Foundation’s Archives as a professional repository dedicated to the life and work of the artist Donald Judd. Located in the Marfa, Texas offices of the Foundation, the position reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The Archivist will be responsible for all aspects of the Archives, including description, preservation, and access to the Foundation’s archival holdings; records management; collection development; and research. Additionally, the Archivist will manage the Foundation’s Special Collections of photography, audio and video material and drawings and must have proficiency in cataloging and metadata standards associated with these materials. The Archivist will manage and execute these activities in accordance with current national archival standards and practices and will implement policies and procedures in support of the collections.

    The Archivist will be able to lead the Archives Department and work collaboratively with Foundation colleagues in the Collections and Operations Departments to maintain the unique holdings of Judd Foundation. The Archivist will support the programs, research, and communications functions of the Foundation. 


    • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice.
    • Competitive candidates will have at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience, including the supervision of archives staff or interns.
    • Demonstrated job or school experience with preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
    • Knowledge of Donald Judd, contemporary art, and art history is preferred.
    • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication and analytical ability.
    • Proficient use of FileMaker Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, and Excel.
    • Flexible and comfortable shifting between priority tasks, as necessary.

    Responsibility and Duties:

    Primary responsibilities:

    • Manage archival material in all formats, including selection, arrangement, description, preservation, access, research, and outreach.
    • Identify priorities for preservation and access to the diverse set of holdings.
    • Manage projects related to the Special Collections of the Judd Foundation Archives including drawing and photography cataloging projects.
    • Implement and maintain a Foundation-wide record retention policy.
    • Oversee internal and external research queries.
    • Supervise Archives staff and interns.  
    Other responsibilities:
    • Engage in the expansion of the Archives' resources through a variety of digital initiatives, such as social media, website content enhancement, research guides, and digitization projects.
    • Support the work of the Foundation in planning new storage and research facilities.
    • Participate in archives and research planning and committee work.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Salary and Hiring:

    This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, in Marfa, Texas with competitive benefits including full individual healthcare. Two-year contract (renewable). Relocation expenses available. The annual salary range for the position is $67,500- $75,000, commensurate with experience.

    Judd Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability status, familial status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We strongly encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

    Procedure for Application To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Judd Foundation Human Resources at with “Archivist” as the subject line. No phone calls, please. Due to the number of submissions, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

    Please see the attached document for more information. 

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