Job Opening Title: Archives & Digital Asset Management Assistant
Employer Name: BIG Architecture
Job Location: Brooklyn, New York
Years of experience required:
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BIG is a group of 500+ architects, engineers, urbanists, inventors, researchers and business minds from all over the world who are based in our Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona offices. Our built work ranges from the most diverse urban playground and Michelin-star dining – to affordable housing that feels everything but and a school among the verdant fjords of the Faroe Islands. Our vision spans traveling at supersonic speed with Hyperloop One to living in floating cities and eventually Mars! While we are led by a group of expert partners, directors and associates – a flat hierarchy and collaborative spirit are essential to our BIG ecosystem. We share our collective knowledge and expansive network through study trips and educational workshops – BIG School offers in-house lessons while BIG Picture brings in industry experts to inspire and invigorate. We are infectiously ambitious and unified by the shared mission to craft the world we want to live in, to give form to our future one project at a time.
BIG is seeking an Archives & Digital Asset Management Assistant to collect, upload, curate, and tag digital assets in OpenAsset, BIG’s digital asset management system alongside the Archivist, IT, Communications, and Business Development departments. The candidate will communicate with BIGsters in all offices to acquire files in a timely manner, tag with accurate metadata, and execute special projects to enhance the usability of the platform. Assistant will also contribute to establishing and documenting protocols for metadata schema and content standard, fielding user feedback, and training. The Archives is also responsible for maintaining the inventory and physical care of the 3-dimensional models both on- and off-site and establishing best practices in other BIG offices. The right person will be an effective communicator with a strong understanding of managing digital assets and paper/artifact archival materials according to professional practice, is detail-oriented, and organized.
Join us on this mission if you are an information professional who has:
A degree(s) in Library & Information Science, Archival Management, Digital Asset Management, Architecture, or equivalent degree / professional experience
1-2 years’ experience working with digital asset and/or content management tools
Knowledge of archival standards, digital standards, and collections management
High level of comfort and understanding of various digital file formats and utilizing various Adobe Creative Suite software
Understanding of the design-built environment; familiarity with diagrams, drawing types, building characteristics and concepts.
Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, and experience working on a discrete project
Experience supporting or implementing new processes and systems
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, great listener, diplomacy skills, tact and sensitivity
Skilled at creating a collaborative approach across all departments and teams
Ability to balance multiple priorities, working flexibly, and ongoing scheduled tasks
Fluent proficiency in English; Danish and Spanish is a plus
Work directly with archivist, stakeholders, and vendor to maintain standards and workflows of the digital asset management system
Contribute to best practices and provide quality control for all metadata, tagging, and filenaming to ensure accuracy and consistency
Work with archivist and stakeholders to create taxonomies within digital asset management system
Communicate system issues and bugs to vendor
Collect, upload, and tag digital assets
Contribute to documentation, cataloging, and user manuals
Assist with user training
Maintain model archive inventory and description on- and off-site
Other Ad hoc projects as needed
At BIG, we value and encourage the following qualities:
Be proactive – take initiative, do research and don’t be afraid to try new things; prevent issues rather than just fix them
Be reliable – be someone leadership can trust to deliver on any task
Be accountable – from the big picture to the day to day, from production and team morale to liaising with Ops, own the decisions you make
Be consistent – prove you can do it, and then do it again and again
Be tenacious – be committed, show up, contribute with passion, do your best, get stuff done and don’t give up
Be independent – don’t be afraid to ask questions but be able to take a task or project and run with it
Be clever – be smart, know your stuff, think critically, keep the big picture in mind, figure things out and look up new knowledge, stay updated and be curious
Be nice – be a team player and a good colleague, be honest, respect your colleagues, don’t take yourself too seriously and have fun!
Be generous – share your knowledge and skills with other BIGsters and mentor others when you can
Diversity has been part of our DNA since BIG’s foundation. A multitude of cultures and backgrounds creates a new point of reference which leads to amazing insights. At BIG, we celebrate and support diversity because it makes our team, work and the built environment better. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and take affirmative action to employ equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.