The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a qualified and motivated candidate for the position of Director of Collections and Digital Asset Management to oversee the collection database The Museum System (TMS) and its content and user access. The position is responsible for daily database maintenance to assure high standards of quality, consistency and accuracy across the Museum as well as greater strategy to streamline business processes and increase efficiencies.
- Lead the implementation of the new Collections and Digital Asset Management Systems including the forward-facing components – from implementation through to day-to-day support.
- Collaborate across the Collections and Exhibitions team as well as Communications team to manage and organize network image folders, update TMS media records, and assist in the broad alignment of media content across all Gallery Systems platforms (Media Studio and eMuseum).
- In the first months, complete data migration from Mimsy to TMS including mapping, pathway corrections, troubleshooting and the creation of protocols.
- Within the first year, launch the Museum’s online collections portal eMuseum.
- Ensure the functionality and best practice of the Collections and Digital Asset Management Systems, including creating instructional documentation and training manuals, training on system usage, troubleshooting issues, customizing Crystal Reports, and liaising with consultants as needed.
- Manage and monitor data entry and ensure data integrity through review of audit reports.
- Supervise temporary, consultant, and part-time staff who assist with data entry.
- M.A. in Museum Studies, Art History, History, Library/Information Studies or related fields or comparable work experience.
- Minimum 3 years experience with TMS and Crystal Reports.
- Proven expertise with Gallery Systems products – The Museum System (TMS), Media Studio and eMuseum. Implementation and migration experience strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with Mimsy preferred.
- Demonstrated familiarity with documentation standards and digital asset management standards.
- Excellent training, management, and interpersonal skills, with a focus on creating a user-friendly experience.
- Strong organizational, research, and analytical skills.
- Must be a self-starter and work independently with the ability to also thrive in team.
- The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Must be able to maintain discretion related to confidential or sensitive materials.
- Working knowledge of relevant foreign language(s) not required but a bonus. (Polish, German, Russian, Hebrew, French, Yiddish, etc.)
- Reports to: Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions
- Manages: project-based staff
- Salary compensation range: $90,000 –100,000with generous benefits
- The successful candidate will expect to work onsite. (Limited/occasional telecommuting arrangements may be considered.)
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is an equal opportunity employer. As a cultural institution that teaches about the dangers of intolerance, the Museum is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion in its hiring practices.
For consideration, qualified candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org