Database & Digital Asset Manager

Calder Foundation

The Calder Foundation, a non-profit institution dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving, and interpreting the art and archives of the 20th Century artist, Alexander Calder, is seeking a full-time Database & Digital Asset Manager. This is a new position established to manage and grow the Foundation’s collections of digital content and will be vital in expanding our technical capabilities. This position reports to the Director of Archives.

Responsibilities
  • Oversee the organization, cataloguing, and long-term preservation of all digital content

  • Monitor and maintain digital storage systems, including file backups

  • Modify existing FileMaker Pro databases, including editing relationships, creating and managing accounts and permissions

  • Suggest improvements to data collection, storage processes, and related hardware and software and implement updates

  • Liaise with our primary network developer and other IT specialists, assisting as needed

  • Manage all in-house image production, including in-house photography, scanning, and onsite contracted photographers

  • Prepare image files for publication and distribution, including editing and color-correcting

  • Supply images and captions for all copyright permission requests, coordinating with our third party image bank

  • Process, upload, and catalogue digital files into our digital archive and related databases

  • Manage the digitization of identified collections, creating workflow and project management charts

  • Update or create new training documents and train staff as needed

Requirements
  • Degree in library and information science, archives management, or a related field

  • Three years minimum of practical work experience with digital management, preferably in an arts-related setting

  • Outstanding organizational skills and prior project management experience, including the management of detail-oriented projects from start to finish

  • An affinity for and up-to-date understanding of electronic records management, digital preservation practice and theory, and data storage methods and security, including hardware, software, metadata, and file formats

  • High level understanding of Macs (we are an all Mac office) and proficiency in FileMaker Pro

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite • Experience with DSLR cameras, professional scanning software, and Epson printers

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to articulate highly technical concepts and requirements to a variety of audiences

  • Strong sense of professionalism and a commitment to the Calder Foundation’s mission and goals

Salary is commensurate with experience, requirements will be considered. The position is available immediately.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: resume@calder.org.

Contact
Posted on August 7