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 tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Board of Directors
Fairfax Dorn, Chair
Rainer Judd, President
Robert C. Beyer, Treasurer
Carl Ryan, Secretary
Bertha González Nieves
Dudley Del Balso
Louisa S. Sarofim
Visitor Services & Events Manager, New York
Institutional Development Manager
Controller & Human Resources Director
Chief Operating Officer
Office Manager, Marfa
Visitor Services Coordinator
Development & Events Assistant
Director of Operations, New York & Donald Judd Furniture
Spaces Technician, Marfa
Visitor Services & Programs Manager, Marfa
Archives Associate, Marfa
Catalogue Raisonné Research Manager
Director of Development
Building & Collection Manager, New York
Facilities Manager, Marfa
Director of Operations & Preservation, Marfa
Director of Communications
Digital Content & Rights Manager
101 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
212 219 2747 Telephone
212 219 3125 Fax
104 South Highland Avenue /
PO Box 218
Marfa, TX 79843-0218
432 729 4406 Telephone
432 729 4614 Fax
Rights & Reproductions
Judd Foundation seeks an Archivist to lead and manage the Judd Foundation 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 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 preferred.
- Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
- Proficient use of FileMaker Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Excel.
- Flexible and comfortable shifting between priority tasks, as necessary.
Responsibility and Duties
- 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 include:
- 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.
- Prolonged sitting at a computer station.
- Ability to climb step stools to retrieve and replace boxes weighing up to 35 pounds without assistance.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds while using appropriate lifting techniques and following all safety rules.
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.
Procedure for Application
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume with 3 references to Judd Foundation Human Resources at email@example.com with “Archivist” as the subject line. No phone calls, please. Due to the number of submissions, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Judd Foundation offers internships throughout the academic year in our Marfa and New York offices. These internships focus on areas of the archives, communications, catalogue raisonné, development, and visitor services; specialty internships are available from time to time based on needs. Please note information to all internship opportunities will be made available in advance of the semester for applications.