Digital Asset Management & Imaging Specialist

  • Post Date : 17/09/2023
  • Salary: $0.00 - $0.00
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  • Job ID 231266

Job Description

At the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, the DAM & Imaging Specialist is an integral part of the Media Collections team responsible for making available and expanding digital collections and content for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The position will assist the Media Collections Manager (MCM) with ingest, organization, access, and preservation of official media assets using the Foundation’s DAM system. The DAM & Imaging specialist will also support the Rockefeller Library’s digitization goals by producing high-quality digital images of library, corporate archives, and special collections materials, which are often unique, fragile primary source materials.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Responsible for maintaining and preserving a wide variety of media assets within the DAM system. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring assets are ingested according to established guidelines and best practices regarding format, numbering, metadata, and permissions; ensuring cataloging, keywording, categorizing and organization is accurate and consistent; and monitoring the lifecycle of digital assets for continued relevance and use.
  2. Work with the Media Collections team to establish metadata standards, taxonomy, and controlled vocabularies for the DAM.
  3. Work with the Media Collections team to support and advance the development of the DAM vision, guiding principles, prioritized use cases and roadmap.
  4. Oversee and guide internal/external stakeholders in ingesting, tagging and cataloging assets in the DAM system.
  5. Assist and advise internal/external users in searching/retrieving appropriate digital media assets.
  6. Keep current with library professional standards and trends in the field of DAM, fair use and copyright, digital imaging, and digital preservation as they apply to cultural heritage collections.
  7. Plan for digitization needs, under MCM supervision, with priorities, standards, equipment, and policies. Follows established guidelines and a digital production workflow to process and prioritize image needs and delivery for project and program-based work.
  8. Works with Media Collections Photographer/Digital Imaging Specialist to produce high quality digital imagery of Colonial Williamsburg objects using copy stand and computer scanning equipment.
  9. Performs image correction and manipulation on images ordered through the DAM system
  10. Maintains knowledge of developments in digitization standards and digital library practices and uses best practices for quality assurance to ensure that digital images and metadata are created and delivered in a timely manner.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required and Preferred Education and Experience: 

Required: Bachelor’s degree in history, photography or related field. 1-3 years of knowledge/experience in DAM systems. Online portfolio illustrating the applicant’s skills in editing and color correction skills.

Preferred: Master’s degree in History, Public History, or Library Science and Information Systems. DAM certification.  Ability to produce high quality photography of programs and events desired, but not required.


  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Must be expert-level in the use of scanning hardware and software, editing and color correction.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, written and verbal. This includes good listening skills, understanding another party’s needs and problem-solving.
  • Must have outstanding time management skills, good judgment and ability to manage multiple tasks/priorities with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Photography skills a plus, but not required.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA).

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