Photo & Video Archivist, 30h/week (m/f/d)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

  • Teilzeit
  • Wien

TBA21 is evolving internationally. We are currently looking for an Archivist to join the Collection Team to manage an extensive Photo & Video Archive. We are currently in the process of improving this digital collection to the best standards, and as Photo and Video Archivist you would play a key role in identifying and filling any necessary gaps as well as in maintaining and enhancing a digital archive which comprises material of events, exhibitions and art works. We are looking for a team player with an interest in contemporary art who pays great attention to details and has in-depth knowledge of image and video editing programs as well as an understanding of copyrights.

Founded in 2002 by Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza in Vienna, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary represents the fourth generation of the Thyssen family’s commitment to the arts. TBA21’s unique collection is the result of its ongoing commitment to commissioning and disseminating multidisciplinary art projects that defy traditional categorization, including large-scale installations, sound compositions, endurance performances, and contemporary architecture. Since the foundation believes that art has the capacity to be a transformational force, it explores new modes of presentation that are intended to provoke and inspire change.


  •  Actively maintaining the photo & video collection by
    o identifying gaps with regard to digital material and metadata
    o filing & tagging existing and new material
  • Evaluating and structuring photo and video material of past events and exhibitions
  • Dealing with photo and video enquiries
    o understanding and noting copyrights
    o being aware of data protection issues
  • Maintaining high standards of digital archiving
  • Facilitating access to digital records and files foundation wide and for collaborating researchers
  • Collaborating and corresponding with galleries, museums, research institutions, artist studios, photographers
  • Willingness to assist with digital editing across departments
  • Providing regular and clear progress reports

· Strong digital literacy
· Interest in digital archives and commitment to build upon and enhance existing archives
· Knowledge of relevant standards and digital formats
· Experience of working with photographic and video collections
· Experience with digital asset management, editing and organization (Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X)
· Strong interest in contemporary art and terminology
· Fluency in German and English, strong communication skills (written and oral)
· Great attention to details, ability to organize work effectively and prioritize tasks
· Team player as well as self-motivated

· Join our dynamic and motivated team in an international art environment
· Annual gross salary starts with € 25.200,- for a 40h/week, additional payment is dependent on your qualifications and experience
· Work-Life balance due to variable working hours

We highly recommend that you provide a resume and cover letter detailing your experience conducting archival work.

Please send your application to Ursula Burgstaller-Skalla,
(+43 676 94 77 383), Köstlergasse 1, 1060 Wien.

Mitarbeiter/in Archiv

Österreichischer Rundfunk, Mitarbeiter/in Archiv

für die Direktion Niederösterreich


  • formale, inhaltliche und rechtliche Dokumentation medialer Inhalte wie Rohmaterialien, Sendungen etc.
  • Recherche, Auswahl und Zulieferung medialer Inhalte
  • Archivierung (Langzeitsicherung) bzw. Löschung medialer Inhalte nach Vorgaben
  • formale und inhaltliche Kontrolle von Metadaten in Archiv-Systemen
  • Beratung zu medialen Inhalten
  • Mitarbeit bei der Vorbereitung, Fertigstellung, (Live-) Abwicklung und Nachbearbeitung medialer Inhalte
  • Mitarbeit bei der Weiterentwicklung von Auswertungs- und Archivierungsrichtlinien
  • Erledigung von administrativen und organisatorischen Aufgaben


  • abgeschlossene Ausbildung (mindestens AHS, HAK etc.)
  • mehrjährige Berufserfahrung, Erfahrung im Medienbereich von Vorteil
  • sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse (schriftlich und mündlich)
  • gute Englischkenntnisse
  • sehr gute PC-Anwendungskenntnis, insbesondere MS Office
  • hohe Serviceorientierung
  • Belastbarkeit, Stressresistenz und Flexibilität
  • Genauigkeit, selbstständiger und strukturierter Arbeitsstil
  • Teamgeist, Verlässlichkeit
  • hohe Lern- und Einsatzbereitschaft
Dienstort: St.Pölten, Wien
Arbeitszeit: 40 Wochenstunden
Gehalt: mindestens € 30.585,10 brutto jährlich
Höheres Gehalt abhängig von Erfahrung und Ausbildung.

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OSA: Audiovisual Project Archivist

Position for:  Staff

Unit:  Open Society Archives


Starting date: February 02, 2015

Application deadline: January 22, 2015

Full Or Part Time: Full-Time (40 working hours/week)

The Open Society Archives seeks a dynamic individual for a short-term Project Archivist position to process and describe the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Russian Broadcast Archive, consisting of thousands of hours of digitized broadcast recordings.

The Open Society Archives affiliated with the Central European University is an international research center and Cold War archive, founded by George Soros in 1995. It is member of the Open Society Foundations Network (OSF). The Archives with its vast multilingual collections on Cold War, Human Rights and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe constitute one of the world’s largest repository on recent history.

The Audio-visual Specialist will assist the Chief Archivist in managing, processing a major collection devoted to recorded sound (in digital) and the daily administration of the Russian collection which might include:

  • Enhancing the intellectual control over legacy broadcast collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of processing audiovisual materials including descriptive techniques, international archival standards and good practices, and the provisions necessary for public service including reproduction requests, rights management.
  • Creating the finding aid to the collection following in-house guidelines.
  • Supervising temporary staff and/or interns in processing activities, assign tasks and ensure efficient and productive workflow.
  • Assisting Chief Archivist in acquiring additional related collections.
  • Providing reference service for the collection in consultation with the Reference Staff.
  • Acting as liaison with RFE/RL administrators and Hoover Archive staff.
  • Work closely with Digital Archivist and Senior Audio-Visual Archivist in implementing digital preservation policies for digital audiovisual collections.


  • Master degree in library and information science, audio-visual archives, or a related field and at least 3 years intensive experience of work in archives, libraries.
  • Knowledge of 20th century East-European history, or related field preferred.
  • Several years’ experience supervising and managing projects on broadcast/ audiovisual collections
  • Knowledge of archival arrangement and description practices, digital preservation good practices and metadata standards
  • Knowledge of digital asset management systems, preservation repositories, digital libraries
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, exercise good judgment and initiative, and manage sensitive material in a confidential manner.
  • Native Russian and excellent command of English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.


Commensurate with experience. However, we offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. This is a full time position for a fixed term of 5 months.

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit: • a full resume, • a cover letter. Please send your complete application package to: – including job code in subject line: 2015/001 CEU is an equal opportunity employer.