About

Mission

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

  • Robert C. Beyer, Treasurer
  • Dudley Del Balso
  • Fairfax Dorn, Chairman
  • Flavin Judd
  • Rainer Judd
  • Carl Ryan, Secretary
  • Ellen Salpeter

 

Staff

  • Flavin Judd
    • Artistic Director
  • Rainer Judd
    • President

 

  • Allison Ake
    • Visitor Services Manager, New York
  • Caroline Carlsmith
    • Development Coordinator
  • Alexis Daran
    • Controller & Human Resources Director
  • Jesse Dominguez
    • Facilities, Marfa
  • Richard Griggs
    • Chief Operating Officer
  • Tara Hornung
    • Conservator
  • Hannah Parker
    • Director of Development
  • Christopher Longfellow
    • Operations Manager, New York
  • Jonathon Lujan
    • Facilities , Marfa
  • Jeff Matheis
    • Visitor Services Manager, Marfa
  • Susa Maurer
    • Visitor Services Associate, Marfa
  • Ellie Meyer
    • Catalogue Raisonné Research Manager
  • Caitlin Murray
    • Director of Marfa Programs & Archivist
  • Alessandra Pohlmann
    • Building & Collection Assistant, New York
  • Rico Roman
    • Facilties, Marfa
  • Randy Sanchez
    • Facilities Manager, Marfa
  • Molly Shea
    • Registrar
  • Diana Simard
    • Visitor Services Associate, Marfa
  • Andrea Walsh
    • Director of Communications
  • Emma Whelan
    • Collections Assistant

 

Guides

  • Eugene Binder
  • Jack Copeland
  • Lourdes Correa-Carlo
  • David Fenster
  • Shannon Finnegan
  • Josh Franco
  • Chloe Gallagher
  • Charlotte Hallberg
  • Josh Jones
  • Samantha Karas
  • Jessica Kaire
  • Travis Klunick
  • Jana LaBrasca
  • Rebecca Layton
  • Natalie Melendez
  • Charlotte Meyer
  • Dominic Nurre
  • Leah Raintree
  • David Rosenberg
  • Susan Stainman
  • Anthony Viti
  • Tricia Wright

 

 


Opportunities


Collections Assistant
Judd Foundation is accepting applications for the position of Collections Assistant, located in Marfa, Texas. Reporting to the Conservator, the Collections Assistant conducts collections care and preventive conservation duties in a physically demanding environment with a high degree of independence.

The position tasks include surface cleaning of art and artifacts, maintenance of exhibition spaces, environmental monitoring, documenting the condition of collection items on exhibit, object handling, report writing, and record keeping.

This is a full-time, salaried position with a regular schedule of 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday with availability to work holidays, evenings and weekends when needed. 

Responsibilities Include:
Responsible for maintaining a regular schedule of surface cleaning of art and artifacts on display using conservation-approved materials and techniques.
-Responds to incident reports related to collection items in exhibit spaces. Communicates incidents and/or emergencies to Conservator.
-Assists Conservator with documenting the condition of collection items on exhibit in written and photographic formats.
-Assists Conservator with environmental monitoring and pest management projects for exhibit spaces. Communicates preservation needs of collection items in exhibit spaces to Conservator.
-Assists with constructing storage mounts and re-housing art and artifacts for storage.
-Assists Collections Department with special projects related to exhibit, access, and storage of Foundation collections.

Working Conditions:
-This position requires extended periods of standing, walking, and working in awkward positions.
-Time spent working indoors 75%
-Time spent working outdoors 25%
-Ability to work in high temperatures from 80-105 degrees F
-Ability to work in low temperatures 40-65 degrees F
-Ability to tolerate insect pests and other wildlife
-Ability to lift 50lbs
-Ability to carry materials onsite to perform maintenance work
-Ability to carry and climb a ladder
-Ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators, dust masks, gloves, and Tyvek suits and boots under demanding physical conditions for extended periods
-Must possess a current driver’s license. Ability to operate the organization’s motor vehicles

Qualifications:
-BA in position-related field such as Museum Studies, Art History, or Studio Arts. Masters preferred
-2 years of experience working in a cultural heritage Collections department
-Knowledge and understanding of museum best practices and standards for collections care
-Experience handling objects. Understanding of object handling best practices
-Manual dexterity, consistency, and attention to accuracy and detail
-Ability to work both collaboratively and independently when needed. Ability to take direction from the Conservator
-Knowledge of health and safety protocols
-Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Ability to write and communicate clearly
-Basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills. Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Filemaker Pro preferred
-Ability to manage projects such as scheduling, coordinating site mobilization, and maintaining supply inventory
-Knowledge of digital photography and Photoshop

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefits package offered. Judd Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send applications to: conservation@juddfoundation.org with “Collections Assistant” in the subject line. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.  No phone calls please. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Due to the number of submissions only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

 

Program Fellow
Judd Foundation is hiring a recent college graduate for a Fall 2018 Program Fellowship. Working at the Foundation offices at 101 Spring Street, the Fellow will have the opportunity to learn and develop new skillsets by  assisting with a variety of programs for Judd Foundation and will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on both Donald Judd and his philosophies, and the history of 20th century art. Experiences will include:

Assisting with our public guided visits. The fellow will help coordinate and escort guided public visits of 101 Spring Street while working directly with the public and gaining a great understanding of Judd Foundation’s unique visitor experience and Donald Judd’s vision as represented in the permanently installed collection.

Lean and do research for upcoming public programs and ground floor installations at 101 Spring Street.

Additional administrative tasks and projects may be assigned based on Judd Foundation needs and intern aptitude.

Familiarity with programs such as Mac OS X and Microsoft Office Suite is preferable. The candidate should preferably have an interest in art history and the work of Donald Judd in particular.

Start date: May 2019
Duration: 6 months
Payment: a weekly $100 stipend
A minimum commitment of 4 days per week is required.

Please send your availability, resume and letter of interest with ‘Program Fellowship’ as the subject line to Allison Ake, aake@juddfoundation.org.

 

Internships
Judd Foundation offers Archives and Conservation internships during the summer, fall, and spring quarters in our Marfa office. Often requiring specialized training, these internships focus on documenting, conserving, and making the collection accessible.

Judd Foundation offers Development, Visitor Service, Catalogue Raisonné, and Communications internships during the fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters in our New York office. Specialty internships are available from time to time based on needs.