Full time Remote / Telecommute

Data Migration Specialist

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Created: May 2, 2019



LYRASIS is a service-oriented member supported organization working with and on behalf of libraries, archives and museums in the United States. LYRASIS is the organizational home for CollectionSpace. CollectionSpace is a web-based, open-source collection management software for museums and more.

We are currently seeking a Data Migration Specialist. This position will assist with extending and maintaining migration tools and provide excellent technical support and customer service to LYRASIS' hosting clients.  

Duties/Job Responsibilities

  • Analyze clients' legacy data/data models, and advise them on the best way to clean-up, manipulate and prepare their data for migration into LYRASIS hosted platforms.
  • In some cases, the migrations will be into client-operated systems.
  • Assist clients with creating data maps, including consulting on solutions for data fields that do not map directly. 
  • Create scripts to facilitate the extraction, transformation and loading of legacy data and develop clear documentation in a shared location that can be used by other LYRASIS staff in other migration projects. 
  • Perform special data change and data clean-up projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Produce project plans and timelines for client migration projects, adhere to these deadlines, generate realistic expectations, and communicate clearly with LYRASIS clients. 
  • Provide excellent technical support to LYRASIS hosting clients.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and experience with cultural heritage organizations' operations, workflows, data/metadata, and repository infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of current metadata standards such as SPECTRUM, CDWA, CCO, Dublin Core, CIDOCCRM, DarwinCore, IIIF, and other emerging data standards.
  • High comfort level with Linux, a shell prompt, scripting, PostgresSQL, Fedora or other relational databases, XSL and programming.
  • Familiarity with OpenRefine, Talend, or other data ETL tools.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with minimum direction.
  • Ability to work in a remote organizational structure.

 Experience and Training

  • Experience operating or managing open-source collections management/repository systems is preferred.


To Apply: All applications MUST be submitted with a cover letter for consideration. 

Suitable applicants can apply on line: https://lyrasis.isolvedhire.com/

How to apply


1438 West Peachtree St. NW
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30309
To Apply: https://lyrasis.isolvedhire.com/


Published: Thursday, May 2, 2019 18:15 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, May 2, 2019 18:15 UTC