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Vacancy Announcement: Digital Asset Manager, National Museum of Women in the Arts

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Organization: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Position: Digital Asset Manager
Department: Library and Research Center

POSITION SUMMARY
The Digital Asset Manager works as part of the project team responsible for the administration of NMWA’s digital asset management system (DAMS). The Digital Asset Manager assists the library director in creating policies and procedures, workflows, and user guides to use with the DAMS and future digitization projects. This individual is also responsible for reviewing and organizing all images on the network drives, adding appropriate metadata, and beginning the process of digitizing items and preparing selected items for public access. This is a four-year contract position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overseeing the digital asset management system, Asset Bank, to include look-and-feel customization, bulk uploads, cataloging, user accounts and privileges, and access and organization
  • Communicating with stakeholders to understand their needs and accommodating them in a way that preserves descriptive standards
  • Managing digital content influx from multiple sources
  • Documenting workflows and training staff in use of DAMS
  • Establishing levels of access that acknowledge issues of copyright and internal ownership
  • Performing regular review and clean-up of network files
  • Collaborating with LRC staff on issues of collection digitization
  • Keeping current with developments in the field of digital asset management, fair use, and copyright as they apply to cultural heritage collections, and digital imaging
  • Communicating with Bright, Asset Bank’s vendor, for technical support and general questions
  • Promoting use of the DAMS among staff and others
  • Overseeing interns on projects related to the DAMS and digitization

QUALIFICATIONS
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in art, museum studies, or art history and/or knowledge of women artists preferred. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent focusing on digital curation and/or archiving preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies in cultural institutions, including digitization and web-based services
  • Demonstrated success working with digital asset management solutions and workflows
  • Demonstrated work in metadata creation and familiarity with metadata standards
  • Enthusiasm for creating order from disorder and making workflows efficient
  • Solid technical background with managing technical projects and/or hands-on technical experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, service orientation, and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and to show initiative in outreach to fellow staff members
  • Strong computer skills and experience with standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office software

SALARY RANGE
$40,000-$42,000 annually

Please submit applications by emailing cover letter and résumé to HR@nmwa.org. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas; advocates for better representation of women artists; and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Summer 2019 Meeting

View of Winterthur Museum with flowering trees

Mark your calendars for Friday, August 2, 2019 for the Mid-Atlantic Summer 2019 meeting! Our host is the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in Winterthur, Delaware. The full roster of activities and tour options for members is still being coordinated, so details and registration will be posted shortly to the Upcoming Meetings page. The current schedule includes a tour of the Library and the Library Conservation Lab, plus optional (fee-based) tours of the House and Gardens. The Business Meeting will take place in the late morning or early afternoon to accommodate same-day travel.

The Winterthur is located in scenic Brandywine Valley, about 6 miles northwest of Wilmington, DE. The region is also home to several other libraries and museums, including Longwood Gardens, the Hagley Museum and Library, and the Delaware Art Museum.

Many thanks to Kathy Woodrell (Library of Congress) and Emily Guthrie (Winterthur) for helping arrange the event.

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