Digital Asset Manager
Primary Job Functions
• Manage and facilitate workflows for the incorporation of digital assets into the Museum’s DAMS from all departments.
• Provide quality control for all metadata to ensure accuracy and consistency across the institution. This includes the development and management of metadata tools, controlled vocabularies and other metadata standardization solutions.
• Oversee and enforce the organizations digital preservation, asset file and metadata standards.
• Assist in the organization and maintenance of current digital assets, organization-wide.
• Develop and/or adopt naming taxonomies and metadata standards.
• Manage and participate in the ingestion of digital assets into the DAMS ensuring that all files have relevant and accurate metadata.
• Create policies and procedures related to the intake of born digital collections.
• Provide functional support to individual DAMS software users.
• Research and make recommendations on emerging standards and best practices in digital asset management. This includes digital asset preservation, metadata, and digital rights management.
• Work collaboratively with Curatorial, Library 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.
• Develop innovative approaches to public engagement with the DAMS.
Secondary Job Functions
• Leverage digital assets for the development of content for distribution across all outreach platforms.
• Support the initiatives of development, retail, communications, education and curatorial in the digital space.
• Help to identify new departmental collections of digital assets to add to the database.
• Contribute to storytelling efforts of organization across various platforms.
• Oversee the content development and maintenance of NBHOF’s mobile app.
• All other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Museum Studies or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: 3-5 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.
Knowledge of: 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; An understanding of intellectual property law, including “fair use” and similar copyright issues; Love and appreciation for the game of baseball and its rich history.