Archivist Assistant

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Arts of Life North Shore

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The Archivist Assistant is responsible for supporting studio archivers to record and catalog the creative output of the studio. This may include, but is not limited to: photographing artwork, locating and identifying information and distributing that content and information for use inside and outside The Arts of Life. This position is intended to support our current archivers in their role. We will be expecting a lot from you and we always want you to feel you can share your ideas and/or concerns with anyone involved in the organization.


  • Proficient with MAC platform and iPhoto
  • Background in photography and photo editing
  • Experience uploading images to websites
  • Experience using Google Drive
  • Previous archiving experience is a plus
  • Background and interest in visual arts is helpful


Daily Preparation

Percentage of time - 30%

Set up Archivist and archiving station

Assist archivist in planning their daily schedule

Find and locate art tags

Communication with studio archivers

Maintaining our Digital Catalog

Percentage of time 50%

Upload images to iPhoto on Mac

Assist archivist in capturing high quality photos of artwork through:

Editing and color correction

Consistently focused photos

Maintaining even lighting

Attention to Detail

Organize and Maintain our flat file system

Maintain Spreadsheets and Catalogs

Organize and maintain physical storage of artwork

Take on archiving side projects as needed

Miscellaneous Duties

Percentage of time - 20%

Troubleshooting web errors

Maintaining our gallery space

Responding to the needs of community members through floor support

Other misc. duties related and necessary for archiving our materials.

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1963 Johns DriveGlenview, IL 60025



  • Curating
  • Photography
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Macintosh Platform
  • Visual Arts
  • Arts Administration




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, about one day a week
  • The Arts of Life is open 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday

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