Rights and Reproductions Assistant

Job details:
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Expiring Date: 05 March 2018
Date: 04 January 2018
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: HR/Training/Organization
Contract: Part Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (New York)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Job Description

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking a part-time Rights and Reproductions Assistant. This three-day a week role is an integral part of the Guggenheim Listening project team, responsible for managing rights clearance for the use of digitized audio files from the Reel to Reel collection at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. This six-month position is made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (opened 1997) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (currently in development). Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. More information about the foundation can be found at guggenheim.org.

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching the identity of rights holders for sound recordings in the Reel to Reel collection.
  • Contacting rights holders, obtaining and clearing rights for use of the digitized audio files.
  • Acting as the point person between the various art copyright agencies, ARS, VAGA, as well as Galleries and Artist’s Estates.
  • Creating and maintaining lists of artists, participants and rights clearance status in a shared database.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a focus on art history preferable.
  • Minimum one year’s experience working with rights, licenses or comparable contracts.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to negotiate in both written and oral forms.
  • Strong communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Interest in art, business, law and/or museum administration.

The Guggenheim offers access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to [email protected]. Indicate the job title “Rights and Reproductions Assistant” in the subject line. Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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