Database & Digital Asset Manager

Calder Foundation

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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.

  • 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

  • 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:

Posted on August 7