Employment

If you are interested in a position please send your resume to:

Patti Hill, Director of Human Resources
National Baseball Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 590
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Or you can send your resume via email.

Notification Statement

Digital Asset Specialist

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Summary

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking a Digital Asset Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Digital Strategy, the Digital Asset Specialist will support the development of the NBHOF’s Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) infrastructure, leading efforts in migrating and organizing existing media, creating and managing taxonomies, metadata standards, policies and procedures related to digital assets.

Primary Responsibilities

• Assist in the clean-up, organization, and maintenance of current digital assets, Museum-wide
• Develop and/or adopt naming taxonomies and metadata standards.
• Provide quality control for all metadata to ensure accuracy and consistency across the institution. This includes the developing and managing of metadata tools, controlled vocabularies and other metadata standardization solutions.
• Facilitate workflows for the incorporation of digital assets into the Museum’s DAMS from all departments.
• Tag files with relevant and accurate metadata, enforcing asset file standards.
• Create policies and procedures related to the intake of born digital collections.
• Provide functional support to individual DAMS software users.
• Work closely with Digital Strategy, Curatorial and Collections departments to improve and expand the distribution of and access to still image, video and other digital assets for museum staff and external clients.
• Research and make recommendations on emerging standards and best practices in digital asset management. This includes digital asset preservation, metadata, and digital rights management.

Secondary Responsibilities

• Leveraging digital assets for the development of content for distribution across all digital platforms.
• Support the initiatives of development, retail, education and curatorial in the digital space.
• Help to identify new departmental collections of digital assets to add to the database.
• Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Education

BA or BS in Library Science, Museum Studies, Computer Science, or related field

Experience

• 2-5 years of practical experience in a museum, archives, or library image archive, including: database management, software administration, digital rights management, metadata standards and practices, file formatting, and data migration.
• Experience with enterprise-level digital asset management software preferred – Islandora, Fedora Commons or other similar DAMS.
• Working knowledge of current digital archiving standards and best practices, including: file naming, metadata standards and workflows, file formats for still and video assets, and digital asset management.
• Very high level of organizational skill and attention to detail with the ability to advocate and implement best practices and institutional policy regarding the museum’s digital assets.
• Team player with the ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team as well as independently.
• An understanding of intellectual property law, including “fair use” and similar copyright issues.

Communications Specialist

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking a Communications Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Specialist will publicize and promote the Museum’s programs and initiatives through all forms of media, including publications, website, social media and other content creation outlets, while supporting the Museum’s communications objectives for external audiences through proactive and reactive media relations.

Positional duties will demand strong writing skills, understanding of the Museum's educational and not-for-profit priorities and excellent interpersonal abilities.

Primary Responsibilities

• Promote organizational goals and programs through a variety of mediums and audiences, through effective media relations, including outreach to teams and media;
• Manage and create website content, including Hall of Fame-branded websites;
• Writing press releases and building relationships with media to further the many audiences for the Museum;
• Assist with overall media relations strategy, including working with crews on-site and by phone and email to prepare coverage;
• Develop and pitch story ideas that help support organizational goals of increasing the Museum's Membership base and Museum attendance;
• Maintain media relations contact databases and measure coverage through various analytics;
• Prepare and provide for media requests of Hall of Fame related materials, including general publicity content;
• Create and deliver publicity materials and messages for major and minor league clubs, leading the delivery facilitation of public service messages.

Secondary Job Functions

• Write for, edit, and fact check communications department materials when assigned, including: monthly and weekly newsletters, bi-monthly magazine, annual publications and material for Museum website;
• Write for, edit, and fact check communications department materials when assigned, including: monthly and weekly newsletters, bi-monthly magazine, annual publications and material for Museum website;

Job Qualifications

Education

BA/BS from a four-year college

Experience

2-4 years industry experience, can include internships with relevant experience

Abilities

High-energy professional with excellent oral and written communication skills. Critical thinker with experience in media relations for similar industry, capable of writing for deadline. Team player and passionate baseball fan. Experience with Photoshop or similar platform of image management and experienced web user.

Staff Accountant

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Summary

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking a Staff Accountant. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position will support the Director of Finance in carrying out the day-to-day responsibilities associated with accounting and financial operations. Provide management with financial information by preparing, researching and analyzing financial reports and data. Assist with the maintenance of a proper internal control environment. Prepare financial reports and oversee processing of transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). May directly or indirectly supervise clerical/associate level personnel.

Primary Responsibilities

• Reconciliations of asset and statement of activity related accounts including but not limited to cash, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, debt, revenue and expense accounts.
• Develop, review and implement proper procedures to support a proper internal control environment and safeguarding of assets.
• Prepare workpapers for, and interact with, external auditors from CPA firms and/or regulatory agencies.

Secondary Job Functions

• Performs related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Education

4-year Degree in Accounting from Accredited College or University

Experience

Knowledge of computerized accounting system, ability to work independently, with detail, and are able to exhibit good organizational skills. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and technical terminology. Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public as well as communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.