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Friday, October 30, 2009

3 yr Temp - Digital Archivist Project Mgr - NY Philharmonic

Digital Archivist Project Manager
New York Philharmonic Archives seeks a Digital Archivist Project Manager to supervise the entire process of digitizing 1.3 million pages of content and the implementation of the institution's Alfresco digital asset management system making these documents available to researchers world-wide through the internet. This is a three-year grant-funded project but there is the possibility that this assignment would extend beyond that period. This position is based in the Archives and interfaces heavily with the Information Technology department.


Work with systems and procedures that will ensure efficient and accurate description including auto-cataloguing from other sources.
Work with digital team to make recommendations for enhancements to cataloguing tools, documentation standards and other software applications.
Supervise large staff of interns; liaise with academic advisors and work-study departments that supply processing assistants.
Collect and update relevant data (software scripts, related tracking databases, etc) and serve as gatekeeper for documentation of systems and project.
In collaboration with Archives staff, develop long-term policies and procedures for maintaining the digital asset management system and preservation of digital assets.
Interface with Philharmonic personnel to ensure newly created digital assets are integrated into the digital asset management system.
Maintain current metadata models, evaluate possible changes on an ongoing basis.
Work closely with end users to understand search and retrieval requirements. Establish guidelines for and assist in training personnel in the use of the system.
Miscellaneous duties as required.

M.A. in Archival Management or Library Information Science (MLS degree) - digital emphasis strongly preferred
3-5 years management level experience which must include some digital archives experience
Demonstrated project management skills
Strong understanding of databases and working knowledge of a variety of digital content formats and standards (e.g. XML, .jpg, PDF).
Technologically savvy with ability keep abreast of technological developments within the industry.
Ability to draft and maintain clear documentation and policies for digitization program
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Familiarity with intellectual property issues
Ability to accomplish goals with limited resources and a vibrant team spirit.
Keen attention to detail, great organization, flexibility in accommodating rapid change, resourcefulness and ingenuity, the ability to cope well with pressure, and a strong achievement orientation tempered by respect for colleagues
Previous experience with Alfresco or other Content Management Systems a plus.
An enthusiasm for classical music is highly valued.

Send resume as a PDF, text, or Microsoft Word document including salary history/requirements to, Fax 212-875-5716. Please indicate position for which you are applying in the subject line.

We regret that we will be unable to respond to each applicant. We will only contact candidates being considered for interviews. No phone calls please.


Originally posted on organization's website.