DIGITAL ASSET MANAGER/ARCHIVIST
DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, the Digital Asset Manager will work collaboratively with other staff to develop the Museum’s digital asset infrastructure; codify and enforce institution-wide standards, workflows, and policies; and spearhead ingestion, description, organization, and migration of all digital assets, in keeping with the Hammer Museum’s digital strategy planning. The Digital Asset Manager will oversee all content (comprising images, video and audio recordings, and text files relating to the museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and administration) and associated metadata in the Museum’s digital asset management system using NetXposure DAM software. The incumbent will play a central role in the building of a museum collection search infrastructure, helping streamline processes of metadata cleanup, object imaging, and search function optimization. This position will be tasked with ensuring the long-term storage of the Museum’s archive of digital assets, while simultaneously collaborating on projects to provide digital access to these materials.
REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in library and information science, archive management, museum studies, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience; two or more years of practical experience in a museum, archives, library, or other institution, demonstrating expertise in database management, media cataloging, digital preservation, digital rights management, and data migration; experience managing large-scale projects and organizing extensive collections of information; thorough knowledge of digital archiving theory and practice, as well as field-wide metadata standards; strong understanding of digital asset lifecycle (capture, formats and codecs, color profiling, file conversion, dissemination, etc.); proven expertise with digital asset management systems (NetXposure a plus) and The Museum System (TMS) or comparable collection management systems.
APPLICATION: please email resume, cover letter, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Digital Asset Manager/Archivist” in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process. This is a renewable contract position.