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Director - Tiffany Archives

Tiffany & Co.
Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Closing date
29 Oct 2022

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The director of the Tiffany Archives is responsible for telling the magnificent Tiffany Brand story. The director plans, organizes and oversees all activities for the Tiffany & Co. Archives team to accomplish this inspirational objective. The director runs the day-to-day needs of the department as well as fulfills strategic and long-term goals such as exhibitions, publications, research, design collaborations, acquisitions, and continues to look for new and innovative ways to tell the brand story. The responsibility of this role includes financial planning and implementation of accepted professional practices in the areas of archival acquisitions, deaccessioning, preservation, research, interpretation, publication, lecturing and presentation.

COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT : Responsible for the acquisition, care and use of objects from the collection; initiate concepts for use of the collection including internal presentation and exhibits, monitoring potential external loan opportunities and facilitation internal use of the collection; ensures tracking and cataloguing systems are maintained; monitors the antique market for Tiffany objects by visiting antique shows and dealers, reading auction catalogs and researching on-line auctions; in consultation with the Vice President, Creative Director for Archives and CVM and other appropriate members of the Senior Management team, identify and acquire objects of significance for the collection.

INTERNAL EXHIBITIONS: Responsible to develop and deliver Tiffany & Co. exhibits that stand on their own, or may support company initiatives and new product launches including, object selection, creation of supporting written material, collaborate on object photography and execution of installations. Available to speak at these exhibits when appropriate

EXTERNAL EXHIBITIONS: In consultation with the Vice President, Archives and CVM, negotiate exhibition partnerships with museums and other organizations; negotiate loan requests from museums and other institutions and private collections including object selection, development of supporting written material, and in conjunction with the Registrar, execution

ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT: Create policies and procedures for the care and use of company records; identify and, through appropriate records storage protocol, transfer company records of an historic nature; insure that proper inventories and finding aids for the collections are maintained

RESEARCH: Responsible for teaching and inspiring the company's history both to customers and to the press; Respond to internal and external requests on aspects for the company's history and its products. This includes producing self-directed written research reports by utilizing primary and secondary resource materials from both the Archives and external organizations

ADMINISTRATION: In consultation with the Vice President, Archives and CVM, determine annual departmental goals; create and manage department and project budgets; serve as spokesperson on aspects of the company's history both to customers and to the press.

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: Supervise Manager of Research Services, Registrar and other as-needed project Staff including setting priorities and managing workloads

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Art History, American Studies or related field
  • Knowledge of American decorative arts.
  • 5-7 years experience with a major Archive or Collection
  • Experience developing and managing traveling exhibitions.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on several projects simultaneously
  • Flexible work schedule with project-based overtime, travel into NYC, domestic and international travel.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Archival Studies, Library Information Science, Art History or a related field
  • Working knowledge of 19th and 20th century silver and or jewelry
  • Working knowledge of jewelry

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