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What We Do

We're Philadelphia's art museum, a landmark building, a world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes everyone. We bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study or creative play—to discover the creative spirit that lies within each of us. We connect people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable.

How You Will Contribute
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Library & Archives collections form one of the premier art-historical research collections in the United States. The Department is increasingly focused on how to best capture, preserve, and make accessible digital objects and collections.

The Resident, embedded in the Library & Archives, will work in partnership with the Contemporary Art, Conservation, and Information & Interpretive Technologies Departments to help create a foundational roadmap of best practices, standards, tools, equipment, software, hardware, metadata and other technical needs for the preservation of our time-based media art in a sustainable and accessible way.

Specifically, you will…
•Acquire institutional knowledge relevant to caring for the Museum’s time-based media art collection.
•Analyze the technical and infrastructural needs of Museum’s time-based media art collection.
•Conduct research on the tools, software, and hardware that will be necessary to properly care for the Museum’s time-based media art.
•Develop metadata and workflow recommendations.
•Create summary of all findings and compile documentation related to caring for time-based media artworks within the context of Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Your diverse background includes…
•Graduate degree in Library and/or Information Science, Information Technologies, Art Conservation (with a focus on time-based media), or equivalent from an accredited institution.
•Knowledge of digital preservation and digital curation principles and practices, including metadata standards.
•Experience in a museum environment.
•Familiarity with tools, equipment, software, and hardware related to time based media.
•Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must have received a master’s degree (or higher) within two years of the residency start date in a field related to the stewardship of digital information. If you are receiving your degree after the application deadline, and are selected as a NDSR Art resident, you will need to sign an agreement confirming you will receive your degree prior to the residency start in August 2017 or will relinquish your place in the program.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Refer to Resident Application instructions at http: // ndsr - pma. arlisna. org / info -for - residents for complete details about eligibility and the application process. Applicants should compile the application and supporting documents and submit them in one e-mail to with the subject line “[Your Name] NDSR Art Application” by 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2017.

• Location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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