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
Dudley Del Balso
Bertha González Nieves
Visitor Services & Events Manager, New York
Controller & Human Resources Director
Chief Operating Officer
Office Coordinator, Marfa
Director of Operations, New York & Donald Judd Furniture
Collections Assistant, Marfa
Visitor Services & Programs Manager, Marfa
Visitor Services Coordinator, Marfa
Catalogue Raisonné Research Assistant
Catalogue Raisonné Research Manager
Director of Archives & Programs
Director of Development
Building & Collection Assistant, New York
Facilities Manager, 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 offers interdepartmental internships across Development, Visitor Services, and Communications during the fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters in our New York office. Specialty internships are available from time to time based on needs.
Judd Foundation offers Archives and Programs internships during the summer and fall in our Marfa office. Often requiring specialized training, these internships focus on processing and making the collection accessible.
Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Judd Foundation will not be hosting internships for spring 2021.
NEH Project Archivist, Judd Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Judd Foundation was created in 1996 with the mission to maintain and preserve Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in Marfa, Texas and New York. 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. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
The NEH Project Archivist, to be based in Marfa, Texas, will support the Director of Archives and Programs in the processing of the Donald Judd Papers. This is a two-year contract position made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Donald Judd Papers contain rich visual and textual documentation of Donald Judd’s life and work. The Papers include: published and unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, moving image material, drawings, museum, gallery and exhibition files, exhibition ephemera, and publications. The NEH Project Archivist will report directly to the Director of Archives and Programs.
In conjunction with the Director of Archives and Programs, the NEH Project Archivist will:
• Execute the arrangement, description, and re-housing of the Donald Judd Papers.
• Execute the creation of a finding aid according to DACS standards.
• Implement basic preservation methods.
• Provide reference and other research assistance as needed.
Required Education and Experience
Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of archives and two or more years of relevant experience in a relevant setting or a combination of education and experience.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Experience in a repository processing and cataloging large archival collections.
• Knowledge of current library and archival descriptive and metadata standards (e.g. Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Dublin Core, MODS.
• Knowledge of relevant aspects of archives operations including understanding of contemporary archival practices, trends, and emerging technologies.
• Knowledge of basic preservation practices.
• High level of proficiency with ArchivesSpace preferred.
• High level of proficiency with computers and desktop applications, including Microsoft Office suite (especially Word and Excel), Acrobat, and FileMaker Pro preferred.
• Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and cooperatively as a team member.
• Consistent display of strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to bend, reach, and lift boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs.
• Knowledge of and interest in contemporary art and art history preferred.
• Ability to work in a remote location.
Salary and Hiring
Competitive and commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package offered. 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
Application deadline: July 16th, 2021 Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter. Recommendations for candidates are also welcome. No phone calls please. Send applications or recommendations to: email@example.com. Please write: “NEH Project Archivist” in the subject line.