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Fine Arts Archivist

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ORGANIZATION: Think Round, Inc.

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The Fine Arts Archivist at Think Round, Inc. will be responsible for the systematic organization, preservation, and documentation of Heidi Hardin's exhibition materials, including but not limited to invitations, programs, brochures, price lists, family histories, artist's statements, press releases, and photographs of artworks. This position is unpaid and is suitable for a volunteer intern seeking hands-on experience in fine arts archiving or an older adult looking to contribute their skills and passion to the preservation of cultural heritage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Exhibition Documentation Management:
    • Review, organize, catalog, and maintain all exhibition-related materials, ensuring accurate and consistent labeling and storage practices.
    • Digitize and create digital archives of physical materials to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility.
    • Collaborate with Heidi Hardin and other team members to gather additional context and information related to exhibitions.
  2. Artwork Photography and Documentation:
    • Capture high-quality photographs of Heidi Hardin's artworks, paying attention to lighting, angles, and color accuracy.
    • Create detailed documentation for each artwork, including titles, dimensions, mediums, and relevant historical or contextual information.
    • Develop a comprehensive database or digital repository for storing and organizing artwork documentation and images.
  3. Paradise Project Management:
    • Specifically focus on the seven installations within the Paradise Project, each comprising 78 artworks, ensuring thorough documentation and preservation of this significant body of work.
    • Coordinate with Heidi Hardin and other team members to gather supplementary materials such as sketches, drafts, and project timelines related to the Paradise Project.
    • Gain a deep understanding and working knowledge of the Paradise Project's installation template, The Tree of Life, including its numbering system, correspondences for the sephirot and paths, and how these are transcribed by the artist to bring everyday life experiences of the four subject families captured from their family photos.
  4. Archival Standards and Best Practices:
    • Adhere to established archival standards and best practices for handling, storing, and preserving fine arts materials.
    • Implement strategies for climate control, pest prevention, and conservation to safeguard physical materials from deterioration.
    • Stay updated on industry trends, technologies, and advancements in fine arts archiving to enhance the archival processes.
  5. Research and Reference Assistance:
    • Provide research support and reference assistance to internal staff, external researchers, and collaborators seeking information on Heidi Hardin's artworks and exhibitions.
    • Maintain a comprehensive index or catalog of resources, references, and bibliographic data related to the archived materials.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for fine arts preservation and cultural heritage.
  • Availability to commit to a volunteer/internship position without monetary compensation.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of archival principles and practices (training will be provided).
  • Proficiency in digital photography and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, database management).

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About Think Round, Inc.

Location:

2140 Bush St. Apt. 1, San Francisco, CA 94115, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to demonstrate life's fullest potential through the arts and sciences, especially where environmental concerns meet neighborhoods.

Description

Think Round, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2004 by Heidi Hardin. Think Round is also an E-verify employer seeking art students of all types. Heidi is a fine artist who served as an original member of SF’s Hunters Point Shipyard (HPS) artists & the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Reuse of HPS. Since 1992, Heidi has created & implemented nationally acclaimed art & science programs for children & their families in Bayview Hunters Point. Teaching art & science, & community history, & serving as museum artist at the deYoung, shaped her vision art that tells a multifaceted story of family, faith, community & culture. Think Round’s programs reflect the same core concerns that guide her own artwork: a deep love of humankind & the planet.

The heart of Think Round’s programs is The Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise (Paradise), a multimedia art installation. Paradise is a collaboration of visionaries that includes paintings, original music, & finds common threads in diverse families, ethnicities & cultures. It draws from Hardin’s work: empowering children, youth & families through art & science. A permanent home for Paradise & for related experiential programs that advance Think Round’s commitment to education is The Center for the Human Family. The current form of The Center for the Human Family is Think Round Fine Arts where artists, who champion Think Round values, show & discuss their art. "Earth is home. Humans are family."

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Computers & Technology
Arts & Culture, Computers & Technology

WHEN

Mon Apr 29, 2024 - Sun Jun 30, 2024

WHERE

2140 Bush St. Apt. 1San Francisco, CA 94115

(37.78727,-122.43247)
 

SKILLS

  • Photography
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Database Administration
  • Microsoft Office Suite

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