Digital Asset Librarian
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Digital Asset Librarian

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking a Digital Asset Librarian
to activate and expand access to our world-class art collections and the
digital media that is produced from them. Working under the general direction
of the Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives and in close collaboration
with the Information and Interpretive Technology (IIT) department, this
position will oversee the development and implementation of an institution-
wide digital asset management system (DAMS). The Digital Asset Librarian will
sustain the DAMS and all workflows associated with it from metadata standards,
system maintenance, training and outreach initiatives, to supporting internal
and public awareness, understanding, and use of the Museum's digital media

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with both
individuals and departments to research, recommend, implement, develop and
sustain a DAMS. The Digital Asset Librarian will collaborate with key
stakeholders to codify and implement digital media asset metadata standards
and workflows. In close partnership with IIT, he/she will select a system and
plan system customizations, upgrades, integrations, testing, and maintenance;
provide day-to-day and long-range administrative and strategic oversight of
the DAMS. He/she will play a key role in any vendor or developer
communications and management; lead user training and assist users with all
aspects of the system; develop and maintain systems and product documentation
and user workflows and policies.

Qualified applicants will have: a Master's degree in Library Science or
equivalent professional experience, with strong digital content, metadata,
systems, and/or comparable focus; demonstrated experience in implementing an
institution-wide DAMS, managing metadata, born-digital and digitized media
assets; a general understanding of network operating systems, SQL and Web
tools and applications, e.g., API, PHP; demonstrated experience with user
support and services, collections management systems, web technologies;
excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening
and questioning skills, and a demonstrated ability to interact well with both
technical and non-technical colleagues, system vendors and general users;
excellent organizational, follow-through and communication skills, including
training, writing procedures and documentation; proven ability to multi-task,
adhere to project timelines, work under pressure, and quickly make difficult
decisions; proven ability and commitment to working independently, yet
collaboratively and pan-institutionally.

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