Job Posting: Collections Information Specialist, Detroit Institute of Arts

The Collections Information Specialist will be responsible for verifying, refining, and updating information in electronic object records; proofreading and correction of existing records, and the vetting of associated digital imagery for works in the DIA collection.


  • Verifies information in and adds appropriate metadata to existing electronic object records
  • Refines information in existing object records, including enhancement of key word functions and the reformatting bibliographical and citation references in TMS, the DIA’s collection information system
  • Reviews paper object files and incorporates appropriate information into the electronic collection record
  • Works with staff in curatorial, registration, and conservation departments to verify, refine, or update object information
  • Keeps the TMS manual up to date


  • B.A. degree in library science, art history, museum studies, or other relevant field required; M.A. preferred
  • Museum experience preferred, including experience with The Museum System (TMS) or another collections management system
  • Experience with databases and digital asset management systems a plus
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with at least one foreign language
  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including proofreading
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, and to work effectively with cross-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite of programs preferred

Deadline to apply: July 29, 2016

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