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Informatics Digital Asset Manager

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Bishop Museum Expired
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Job Purpose

The Digital Asset Manager is responsible for coordinating the management and preservation of Bishop Museum’s digital assets across cultural and natural science collections. This position will oversee the entire lifecycle of institutional digital assets, including capture, processing, ingestion, cataloging, description, migration, storage, security, access, retrieval, and dissemination.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop an institution-wide collections digital asset management strategy for Bishop Museum.
  • Assess existing institutional digital assets and help create a roadmap for centralizing digital asset management for long-term digital preservation.
  • Perform a wide-ranging quality control assessment of existing digital assets and corresponding metadata and assist in bringing assets up to appropriate standards.
  • Develop institutional guidelines and metadata standards, in conjunction with input from collections managers from multiple disciplines, for future digital asset creation.
  • Facilitate the integration of digital assets with collections data records in the EMu or other collections management databases.
  • Capture, organize, and catalog digital asset types as needed, including images, video, audio, sound, and text documents.
  • Facilitate the retrieval of assets, assist other departments with ingesting and searching for assets, and generate asset reports.
  • Assist with the installation, management, and troubleshooting of digitization equipment as requested.
  • Establish, refine, and enforce file naming standards.
  • Train staff in digitization, photography, and metadata standards as needed.
  • Write user documentation related to digitization workflows, digital asset management, and metadata standards.
  • Investigate Digital Asset Management System needs at the institution.
  • Participate in equipment selection and digitization workflow creation for collections digitization projects.
  • Help prepare written text for digitization needs in grant proposals.
  • Distribute assets to internal users and external partners on request.
  • Supervise the digitization work of collections staff, interns, and volunteers on specific projects.  
  • Perform other duties as needed to accomplish the goals of the Museum.  

  • BA, BS, or prior experience in Information Science, Photography, Library Science, Museum Studies, or related field. MS preferred.
  • Experience working with cultural or natural history collections, libraries, or archives.  
  • Experience working with several multimedia types, especially images, documents, sound, and video. 3D photogrammetry or VR/AR experience a plus.
  • Experience with digital photography equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting, scanners, etc.
  • Experience with database management and data manipulation.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
  • Familiarity with bulk image processing, automation techniques, auditing/checksum routines, and media conversion.
  • Thorough knowledge of metadata standards, including Dublin Core, EXIF, IPTC, and XMP.
  • Thorough understanding of intellectual property rights, copyright, and similar fair use agreements in relation to multimedia.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including effectively communicating technical information to non-technical staff.
  • Interest in developing skills in new asset types and formats.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.

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Employer: Bishop Museum (@bishopmuseum)
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Posted Date: 02/03/2023
Expiry Date: 02/07/2023
Type: Full-Time
Categories: DAM Manager / User
Ref: DN-JB-1194
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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