Digital Asset Manager

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Created: June 30, 2015


Digital Asset Manager
Department: Archives
Reports to: Assistant Director, Archives
Job Code: DPM2
We seek a Digital Asset Manager to manage the day-to-day timeline and establish a continued framework for Carnegie Hall’s Digital Archives Project, a comprehensive initiative begun in 2012 to digitize extensive paper and audio-visual holdings documenting the Hall’s close to 125-year history, ensuring that they are preserved for future generations and made increasingly accessible to the public.  Manage vendor relationships, perform quality control on results of digitization work, and monitor project outcomes.  Serve as Archives point person in coordinating plans to create digital repository designed to house both the Hall’s legacy collections as well as newly-created digital content.  The manager has a pivotal role in cohesively integrating use of an enterprise digital asset management system (DAMS) into activities related to Carnegie Hall’s use of digital assets, in collaboration with the IT/IS, E-Strategy and Digital Media departments. Position is the point person for communications with the DAMS vendor, and is key in managing the roll-out, development, and use of the new system; ensuring the long-term storage of the Hall’s digital assets, and developing policies and procedures to sustain the library.  He/she will oversee the day-to-day administration and use of the digital asset management system, while also working hands-on with assets, data, and the system by directly contributing, organizing, describing, and disseminating assets.  The manager is responsible for creating a comprehensive in-house user manual for the DAMS and is the primary person to educate, train and promote the DAMS to Carnegie Hall staff.  Working collaboratively with staff across Carnegie Hall, the manager develops and supports sustainable practices around the digital asset lifecycle to ensure the availability and integrity of assets related to the Hall and its history, collections, programs, and operations.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Archival Management or Library Information Science.  Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience, including work with digital emphasis.  Experience in the care, handling, and preservation of a wide range of audiovisual media.  Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices for analog and digital preservation and access.  Strong project management skills.  Understanding of databases, working knowledge of digital content formats, and proven experience working with digital asset and content management systems.   Strong understanding of digital asset lifecycle (capture, formats and codecs, color profiling, file conversion, dissemination, etc.)  Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills.   Excellent written and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively about the project with both technical and non-technical staff and work as part of a team. 

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Carnegie Hall
Human Resources Department
881 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019–3219


Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 20:46 UTC

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