Job Posting: Digital Archivist, The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyPosted: November 30, 2012
Job Description Reporting to the Director of Creative Services, the Digital Archivist oversees all aspects of the Family of Museums (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, Hart Museum) assets, including photographs, illustrations, certain content, brand identity tools, digital media, slides, negatives and moving images from the Marketing and Communications Department. This includes: the care, organization, upkeep of assets, and providing research assistance to users; and ensuring best practices and standards, set by the Society of American Archivists, American Library Association, American Alliance of Museums, and other applicable organizations are followed for digital asset initiatives.
Required Experience • 3 years minimum experience working with assets (photographic, illustrations, brand elements, content) in the area of digital asset management • Experience with digital repository platform(s) and digital content creation/transformation tools • Advanced skills in database creation and management, and data storage methods and security • Must be highly organized, analytical in thinking, and meticulous in maintaining information using detailed record-keeping systems and metadata. • Experience and technical proficiency on both PC and Mac computer platforms • Excellent analytical, communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills, including commitment to working effectively within a diverse staff population • Excellent research skills • Advanced Adobe Photoshop skills; experience with other Adobe Creative Suite programs and file format needs for print, environmental and digital (web, apps) • Experience with the preservation and recording of physical assets for digital record keeping, disaster recovery and public usage (marketing, media, exhibits, licensing commerce) • Ability to manage projects and competing priorities with demonstrated ability to be flexible, to adapt to change, and to work successfully in a fast-paced, dynamic environment • Ability to take initiative and creatively manage projects both independently and as part of a team.