Job Posting: Assistant Archivist—Digital Collections and Services, Brooklyn MuseumPosted: October 26, 2012
via SLA-NY Joblog
(Full-time, non-union position)
Starting date: As soon as possible
Work schedule: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Requirements: Candidate must have a degree in information science, museum studies, or another relevant field. Candidate must be computer literate, with experience managing and assessing digital images, scanning, and working with databases, and must have strong MS Access, MS Excel, and PhotoShop skills.
The successful candidate is highly organized, self-directed, detail oriented, and accurate; able to set priorities and meet firm deadlines, and to interact well with staff members Museum-wide; and possesses excellent written and oral communication skills.
Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Head of Digital Collections and Services, the Assistant Archivist (AA) will create and manage digital assets to populate the Luna DAMS and Museum website, scan analog materials, create metadata, load images and metadata into Luna, and check and maintain image and data quality.
Other tasks include expediting scan requests and projects undertaken by full- and part-time Scan Lab staff, including tracking requests in scanqueue database, ensuring deadlines are met, and coordinating use of standards. Candidate will also work with Photo Studio staff to manage born digital content, plan and implement imaging and image management projects, and undertake research into new formats and technologies as needed. The AA will assist staff with acquiring and managing images for Museum exhibition, publication, and public relations purposes; train museum staff and departmental interns on image-related issues and on imaging technology use; work with Museum departments to coordinate image needs and manage image flow; and assist with special projects and departmental administration as needed.
To apply: To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.