The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) seeks a Digital Asset Manager as part of a Leir Charitable Foundations grant-funded project. The goal of the project is to create and make available digital images and catalog records for every object in the AFAM collection. The Digital Asset Manager position is a 12-month, full time role, and will report directly to the AFAM Chief Registrar.
- Participate in configuration and testing of the DAM, including working with the outside vendor
- Develop, maintain, and assign metadata for assets, incorporating industry standards to ensure accurate usage rights
- Assess, organize and prepare for migration digital assets of permanent collection images, exhibition files, past events and publications, archive and library material, and other types of files as needed
- Manage day-to-day oversight, coordination, and use of the DAM. Establish user groups, roles and boundaries for the use of DAM; registering users to the Digital Asset Management system based on permissions.
- Work closely with events and education staff to ensure that video and photos from events are uploaded, organized, tagged, and archived in a timely way
- Scan archival photographs and upload to the DAM, applying metadata as appropriate
- Receive, track and respond to inquiries and requests for digital assets from internal and external asset users; fulfill image requests via secure file transfer
- Photo edit/re-touch images when necessary
- Operate with an understanding of legal issues, digital rights management, and create solutions that serve both creative and legal requirements.
- Serve as liaison to our contracted rights and reproductions management organization
- Masters degree in Library Science, Information Management and/or equivalent experience
- 1-2 years experience managing digital assets
- Strong interpersonal, communication skills and a collaborative spirit required. Ability to receive and delegate directions, and maintain strong sense of organization
- Basic Photoshop, scanning and other digital imaging skills
- Experience with The Museum System (TMS) or other collection management system preferred
*Please note that the Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square, on the Upper West Side. Administrative offices are located at the Museum’s Collections and Education Center in Long Island City, Queens. The Digital Asset Manager will be based in Queens at the Collections and Education Center. This is a full-time, salaried position. Hours are 9:30-5:30 pm. The Museum offers a generous benefits package with full medical and dental, as well as vacation, sick, personal and comp days extended to full-time employees.
How to Apply: Send cover letter and CV to: Mimi Lester, Rapaport Archivist, MLester@folkartmuseum.org with the position title in the subject line. Please, no phone calls