Digital Asset Management Specialist, Barnes Foundation

Posted by The Barnes Foundation on July 19, 2022

The Digital Asset Management Specialist serves as the primary administrator for the digital asset management system (DAMS), overseeing the organization and usage of the institution’s media assets. The Specialist works across departments to train key staff in using the technology and directs the backlog ingest project, ensuring that the Foundation’s digital assets, including incoming photography by external photographers, are properly organized and described within the system. The position supports each department’s unique usage of the DAMS and establishes workflows for those areas that rely most heavily on the system–Publications, for example. The Specialist interfaces closely with the Visual Resources Manager on issues related to collections images, exhibitions images, and copyright; with the Collections Research Coordinator on the data source sync with The Museum System; and with the Director of the ALSC and Assistant Project Archivist on the public-facing portals that display archival correspondence.

Established as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection has exceptional holdings of Impressionist, post-impressionist, and Modern art, and encompasses African Material Culture, Native American pottery and textiles, antiquities, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, metalwork, and more.

The Foundation engages diverse audiences through high-quality programs, including numerous special exhibitions and commissions, that reflect the range of the collection and our founders’ innovative educational vision. Recent initiatives have included the first US exhibition of the French painter Suzanne Valadon, a show that explored the enduring significance of our Native American collections, and a commission from Sir Isaac Julien that invites reflection on colonialism and the display of African material culture in museums in Europe and America.

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