We are a start-up consultancy specializing in the conservation, display, 
access, and management of collections of Time-Based Media Art, and we are 
looking to fill a new full-time senior-level position in our growing team. Our 
diverse and international list of clients includes institutions, art 
collectors, galleries, and artists. Day-to-day activities – at our Brooklyn 
headquarters, and on-site with clients – can include conservation treatment and 
documentation of an artwork, a strategy meeting with a museum director, a 
workshop with various stakeholders, time spent developing a roadmap for 
implementing digital preservation on a shoestring budget for an emerging 
artist’s studio, or research of emerging technologies being employed by artists.

You are an expertly skilled communicator, and a highly motivated self-starter. 
People always tell you that you are great at making sense of and explaining 
complex things. You are passionate about art. You love to travel. You know your 
art history. You are organized, fastidious, and careful. Your ability to 
analyze a complex situation and derive a vision and perspective is 
unparalleled. You are a computer whiz. If someone was watching over your 
shoulder while you used a computer, they would probably ask “how did you do 
that”? You are interested in helping to shape the culture of a young and 
up-and-coming company.

Qualifications: we seek an experienced candidate, but, because of the diverse 
and hybrid nature of the work we do, there are a few different specializations 
we are open to considering. Perhaps you are a trained art conservator and have 
been retraining and learning the technical skills related to Time-Based Media. 
Perhaps you are an audiovisual archivist, but have found yourself working in 
the conservation field. Perhaps you are more thoroughly coming from the world 
of digital preservation, but have been looking for a way to apply these skills 
to working in the conservation field.

Desired skills and qualifications (any combination of the following - the more 
the better)

Art historical knowledge and expertise

Knowledge of the materials and technologies employed by contemporary artists

Experience working in or with institutions

Experience working in or with the commercial art world

Consulting experience

Contemporary art conservation theory, techniques, and ethics

Knowledge of metadata standards for cultural heritage

Knowledge of enterprise digital storage technologies and platforms

Experience with digital preservation tools, techniques, and products

Knowledge of digital preservation standards

Ability to identify analog and digital audiovisual formats

Knowledge of and/or experience with software development methods, conventions, 
and practices

Knowledge of and/or experience with distributed version control systems

Small Data Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, 
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, 
national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic 

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and CV to 

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