Digital Asset Manager

The Digital Asset Manager is the key knowledge owner and strategist for the Jewish Museum’s Digital Asset Management (DAM) system (NetX), centralizes visual assets and supports NetX interactions with related systems. The Manager organizes and oversees the collection, import, and distribution of the museum’s diverse digital assets. Major responsibilities include implementing and refining metadata taxonomy framework; uploading and tagging assets; managing and troubleshooting imports; and maintaining metadata and general system maintenance. Reporting to the Assistant Director, Collections and working across the institution, also oversees integration of the DAM system with the Museum’s digital platforms and databases, including but not limited to TMS, the website, mobile apps, and other platforms.

Department: Program Administration
Reports to: Assistant Director, Collections
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and maintains the process and workflows to inform how and when digital assets are archived.
  • Defines, implements, and manages asset categorization, labels, taxonomies, and metadata standards that are robust, scalable, and user-friendly.
  • Works with key staff to locate and transfer important physical and digital assets from Museum’s various repositories and secures new assets created by the museum into NetX, as appropriate. Partners closely with the Collections Management Associate to ingest new collection photography and ensure information linked from TMS is accurately mapped into NetX.
  • Manages user access to NetX. Creates user accounts with variable security and access rights. Defines user roles and responsibilities. Trains and educates Museum staff on DAM system usage and best practices; promotes use of the Dam system and provides technical support to staff.
  • Leads Museum-wide DAM software administration and configuration. Works with internal and external technical support partners to manage the relationship with the DAM system vendor NetX; oversees general system maintenance, troubleshooting, and bug fixes.
  • Maintains the integration between NetX and internal collections managements system (TMS) and external display of content on the Museum website. Works with the Museum’s technology vendors to ensure successful integration of NetX data and assets on the Museum’s website.
  • Collaborates with Rights & Reproductions Coordinator to develop, implement, and support workflows in NetX as well as ongoing content usage and licensing rights needed.
  • Expands the accessibility of images from Museum collections and exhibitions to thejewishmuseum.org and other digital platforms.
  • Stays current with emerging standards and practices in the field.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of archives and/or digital asset management experience required, preferably at a museum, library, visual arts, or academic institution
  • Master’s degree of coursework in library and/or information science preferred
  • Experience with Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, and SQL server; experience with NetX and TMS a plus
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Self-motivated, organized, and proactive with meticulous attention to detail
  • Understanding of legal issues around digital asset use; familiarity with copyright issues preferred
  • Collaborative approach to working with staff across the institution and the ability to communicate clearly about technical issues in an accessible way
  • Enthusiasm for increasing institutional, educational, and public access to digital cultural content
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

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Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

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