Metabolic Studio is looking for a digital archivist. Metabolic is a project of the Annenberg Foundation led by Lauren Bon an artist and director of the Foundation. Located in a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Studio is a multi-disciplinary study of issues related to culture, sustainability, and health at the intersection of art and philanthropy.
The studio’s announcement reads:
§ Defines, creates and oversees and manages all aspects of the Metabolic Studio’s internal and external digital archive consisting of a media and data management/classification system. Responsible for assessing, selecting, organizing, preserving and providing immediate and longer-term access to archival information key to the work of the Metabolic Studio.
§ Document versions, sections, related content, analytical model library, and future initiatives criteria for all Metabolic Studio’s current and historical content (documents, photos, videos)
§ Utilizes a variety of automated and manual editing and archival systems to accommodate a variety of materials
§ Create and manage the web/public presentation of Metabolic Studio’s project based archive
§ Manage controls for the data library and process management infrastructures
§ Manage electronic storage, access, and retrieval of assets
§ Ensure that the table of contents is current, accurate and available in the Studio and to the public
§ Manage and support the organization’s database which provides storage for all current and historical media spanning 5 years worth of work and projects
§ Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned
§ Catalogs, organizes, stores, preserves and maintains complete and up-to-date information on archived items. Ensures items are meta-tagged, archived and organized and ensures that captions, credits and attributions are accurate
§ Provides server-based access to archived materials. Ensures that descriptions and procedures are written in such a way that trustee, members of the staff, outside institutions and the public can effectively use relevant portions of the archives. Responds to inquires and provides assistance to people seeking access
§ Regular contact with Metabolic Studio management and staff, and Annenberg Foundation management and staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
§ A minimum of 4-5 years experience as a Digital Archivist
§ Experience with archives and records management methodologies
§ Familiarity with archive/database modeling/design/applications
§ Experience with collections management systems a plus
§ Deep understanding of the vision/mission/values established by the Trustee
§ Excellent writing ability
§ Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
§ Excellent oral presentation and communication skills
§ Ability to work effectively with Trustees, colleagues, and the general public
§ Strong management skills and ability to inspire and motivate a team
§ Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate a variety of resources and gain agreement/commitment
§ Strong interpersonal and influence skills
§ Familiarity with the Studio and non-profit sectors and their unique standards and requirements
§ Persistence and very strong detail orientation
§ Ability to effectively use a variety of office computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel)
§ Ability to balance priorities in a multi-task environment
Education and Experience:
§ The successful candidate should possess a BS or MS in Library/Information Science or related degree from an accredited program
§ Driver’s license
§ Works primarily in a Studio office but may also spend time on site visits or in public venues – use of computers requires hand/wrist motion and visual focus – requires of written documents and websites
To apply: Forward your resumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Resumés will be accepted until January 24, 2011.