Digital Image Archivist - Judd Foundation


Location: Marfa, Texas
Salary: $55,000-$60,000
Employment Term: Full-time
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Judd Foundation maintains and preserves Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas. The Foundation promotes a wider understanding of Judd’s artistic legacy by providing access to these spaces and resources and by developing scholarly and educational programs. Judd Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Judd Foundation Archives is the premier center for the study of the life and work of Donald Judd, containing the primary holdings of the artist, his studio, and key collaborators. The Archives maintains collections containing published and unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, moving image material, drawings, museum, gallery and exhibition files, exhibition ephemera, publications, and substantial digital holdings.

Position Summary

Judd Foundation seeks a two-year contract Digital Image Archivist to work with the Foundation’s collection of digital images. The Digital Image Archivist will be responsible for revising and implementing metadata and content standards, assessing and updating current workflows for digital image assets, cataloging image backlogs, and remediating existing image records. Reporting to the Archivist, they will work with a dedicated Project Intern and liaise with Foundation Departments. The position is based at the Marfa, Texas office of the Foundation.


  • Evaluating current cataloging methods including basic description, ingestion, preservation and access policies.
  • Creating and implementing revised guidelines and workflows for metadata creation, description, and long-term preservation.
  • Collaborating with the Foundation’s FileMaker Pro vendor and IT service provider.
  • Cataloging the Foundation’s digital image backlog and remediating existing records.
  • Training staff on how to effectively use the Foundation’s image database.
  • Training and managing a six-month Project Intern.


  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program.
  • Experience working with digital collections, including experience with metadata creation and managing digital assets.
  • Familiarity with current trends in metadata and digital preservation standards.
  • Experience with FileMaker Pro, Excel, Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Experience cataloging photographic materials.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Detail-oriented and ability to be flexible.
  • Self-directed project management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated initiative to complete projects within deadlines.
  • Interest in Art History.
  • Interest in supporting junior professionals and sharing research with larger archives professional community.

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week with competitive benefits including full individual healthcare. The annual salary range for the position is $55,000-$60,000 for a fixed term of two years.

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 cover letter and resume to Judd Foundation Archives at  with “Digital Image Archivist” as the subject line. No phone calls, please. Due to the number of submissions, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.