Digital Asset Librarian
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking a Digital Asset Librarian.
Working under the general direction of the Arcadia Director of the Library and
Archives, the Digital Asset Librarian will develop, implement, and sustain an
institution-wide digital asset management system (DAMS), in close
collaboration with the Information and Interpretive Technology (IIT)
department. This position is responsible for all workflows associated with the
DAMS from metadata standards, system maintenance, training and outreach
initiatives, to supporting internal and public awareness, understanding, and
use of the Museum's digital media assets.

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 vendor 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

Qualified applicants will have: a Master's degree in Library Science or
equivalent degree, 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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