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Posted: 11/30/2010

Collection Management

The Arab Image Foundation (AIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of photography and other visual material from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab Diaspora. Established in Beirut in 1997, the foundation currently holds a collection of more than 300,000 photographs, from the mid nineteenth century through today. Since its inception, the AIF has produced fourteen exhibitions and seven publications in partnership with international museums, galleries and cultural institutions. The collection has also provided an invaluable resource for artistsí projects, curatorial initiatives and academic research.

Professional Opportunity
Beirut, YT

The Arab Image Foundation (AIF) is currently looking for an Archivist to handle and process photographic collections.

Archivist position open as of February 1st, 2011

Job description:

The successful candidate will work hand in hand with the AIF Collection Manager and Scanning Technician to:

- clean and reference photographs in preparation for scanning, annotation and preservation procedures

- archive photographic material

- prepare analog photo-material for its digitization

The Archivist has:

- preferably artistic background

- excellent organization skills

- a strong work ethic

- meticulous attention to detail

- self-initiative, the ability to work as part of a team, and flexible attitude

For further information please contact Zeina Arida, Director of the Arab Image Foundation, tel. 0096(0)1 - 36 13 73.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
To apply, please submit a CV (including academic and professional experience, language skills and contact details) and a motivation letter to: Zeina Arida, Director, zeina.arida@fai.org.lb The closing date for applications is 10th of January 2011
Zeina Arida
Phone: (009) 613-6137
Fax: (009) 613-6137
Starco CenterBloc C, 10th floor, Suite 1002Omar el-Daouk Str
2020 5201
Beirut , NU 31312

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