The Digital Asset Specialist performs duties that require working knowledge of asset management principles to ingest, organize, describe, retrieve and disseminate born-digital and digitized historical materials in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Digital Asset Management System. The Digital Asset Specialist reports to the Digital Asset Manager.
- Create inventories, form collections, and create metadata for materials in the Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
- Identify and evaluate destinations in the DAMS for a wide variety of historical assets under the care of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
- Assist in managing high-volume asset ingest projects, and perform detail-oriented inventory, staging, mapping, tagging, and quality control of asset metadata.
- Ensure database of record accuracy by conducting performance history research and data entry.
- Maintain and suggest revisions for best-practice documentation, naming conventions, metadata models, and taxonomies.
- Support ease of system access for internal and external DAMS users by offering feedback and solutions for streamlining procedures to improve user experience.
- Work closely with DAMS stakeholder groups to understand search and asset retrieval needs and provide file analysis for migration projects.
- Assist with training new users and create training documents and quick guides.
- Perform quality assurance tests for new system enhancements and upgrades.
- At least one academic year of completed study in a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree program from an American Library Association (ALA)‐accredited library school or M.A. with concentration in Archival Studies, Digital Curation or Moving Images, or equivalent experience.
- Background in musicology preferred, including music literature and history.
- At least one year of relevant cataloging or data entry experience, such as creating and updating information in a digital asset management system, digitizing, or applying metadata to digital objects.
- Ability to synthesize and analyze large sets of data (knowledge of SQL and SAS are a plus).
- Highly proficient with MS Office suite, especially Excel and Word.
- Ability to plan, organize, and execute multiple projects and activities with a high degree of initiative and independence, and communicate progress via collaborative tools like Slack, Google Sheets, or SharePoint.
- Advanced research proficiency with demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.