Job Opening Title: Digital Collections Asset Cataloger (P/T)
Employer Name: Carnegie Hall
Job Location: NYC
Salary Range: $25-28 per hour
Years of experience required:
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: ** previously posted with different title/responsibilities in March 2020 (https://archivesgig.com/2020/03/04/new-york-ny-associate-digital-collections-carnegie-hall/).
Department: Rose Museum and Archives
Reports to Position: Digital Collections Manager
Since 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. The Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three iconic stages, including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music. Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and social impact programs that annually serve more than 800,000 people worldwide, playing a central role in fulfilling Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.
Since its landmark building closed to the public in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Hall has actively continued to serve its audiences in New York City and beyond through established and newly created digital initiatives. In April 2020, the Hall launched new online series—including Live with Carnegie Hall and Learn with Carnegie Hall—connecting leading artists and audiences digitally with original programming that has included music, conversation, and behind-the-scenes perspectives, streamed for free via the Hall’s website and social media channels. Most of the Hall’s core educational programming has also pivoted to digital throughout this period with innovative programs engaging with families, educators, community members, and aspiring young musicians at home through live, interactive workshops and sessions as well as free on-demand content.
The Digital Collections Asset Cataloger works on activities related to Carnegie Hall’s Digital Collections and provides cataloging support to staff across many departments. The Digital Collections Asset Cataloger works collaboratively with the Digital Collections Manager and Archives Manager to plan, test, and execute procedures for cataloging and ingesting material into the Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
This position supports a strategic, centralized approach to metadata at Carnegie Hall; information originating in various departments will be reconciled with authority information in the DAMS.
Degree in Archival Management or Library Information Science (master’s degree a plus). Understanding of databases, working knowledge of digital content formats, and experience working with digital asset management systems. Coursework/training in metadata. The successful candidate is highly organized, self-directed, and detail oriented.
· Catalog and ingest digital assets in Cortex, Carnegie Hall’s Digital Asset Management System
· Tagging assets with relevant and accurate metadata and keywords
· Understanding of file-based workflows and working with digital assets
· Thorough understanding of metadata standards and practices, schemas, taxonomies, archival tagging, cataloging and file formats
To apply to this role, please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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