Media Resources Associate

Princeton, Mercer County
Mar 25, 2014
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Position Summary: The Princeton University Art Museum is seeking a Media Resources Associate. The Media Resources Associate (MRA) is responsible for assisting Museum staff in creating and managing digital assets in the Museum's centralized media assets repository, Extensis Portfolio. The MRA implements and utilizes best practices and meta-data standards in the acquisition, cataloging, preservation, storage, and access of images, audio, and video assets. The MRA assists in processing image requests and photography of works of art and non-collection images from curators, faculty, Museum administration, and non-university constituents. The MRA assists with documentation, user training, workflow planning, and quality/version control in Portfolio. The MRA collaborates in developing project-specific solutions for managing images in Portfolio to support research, teaching, and public access. The MRA monitors the generation and life span of working Portfolio galleries. The MRA supports media asset delivery to the website. The MRA assists in implementing the Museum's digital asset management strategies. The MRA is a part of the Museum's Information & Technology department and reports to the Photographer, Manager of Visual Resources.

Essential Qualifications: Position Requires: Bachelor's degree Extensive knowledge of and experience managing digital assets including image, audio and video data, delivery technology, and storage options. A working knowledge of meta data standards and best practices, an understanding of the museum field and industry standards for managing and editing images at a professional level, digital imagery, and processing art photography, as well as excellent communication skills are required. The MRA must show initiative developing skills on new software and technologies and have strong oral, written, and presentation skills. The MRA is dependent on the successful use of digital assets, and digital asset management.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred: Experience in digital asset management (Extensis Portfolio preferred), collections information management (Gallery System's The Museum System preferred), Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, and Kaltura experience is preferred. Familiarity with Drupal is desired. Hardware expertise includes Mac workstations, Windows workstations, network connectivity, external drives and storage. An understanding of publishing work flows is preferred. Founded in 1882, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country. From the founding gift of a collection of porcelain and pottery, the collections have grown to more than 92,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary and concentrate geographically on the Mediterranean regions, western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. Committed to advancing Princeton's teaching and research missions, the Art Museum serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. The Museum is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, offering a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art, and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture. To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, please visit The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check. NOTE: This is a part-time (50%), term position for a period of two and a half years with the possibility of renewal.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.