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.

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.

Evening Cleaner

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has an opening for a full time evening cleaner. This position will involve light custodial work such as: vacuuming, dusting, glass and restroom cleaning. The hours for this position are Sept.–May 5:00 p.m.–1:30 a.m., June–Aug. 7:00 p.m.–3:30 a.m. Five day work week, week ends included. Full benefits with uniform provided. If interested please stop by to pick up an application or call the Human Resources department at 607-547-0207 or 547-0263. EEOC