Posted August 7, 2014

Digital Collections Content Coordinator
Reports to: Interpretation Manager
Department: Education
Classification: Full-time, Exempt,
Available: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled

Scope of the Position:
The Dallas Museum of Art seeks a Digital Collections Content Coordinator for a full-time, grant-funded, five-year period. Working as a part of the Digital Collections Content Team under the leadership of the Interpretation Manager, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator is responsible for producing digital collections content that reflects the highest standards of quality and scholarship while remaining accessible to a broad public audience both online and in the galleries. The ideal candidate will conduct themselves in professional manner in the work environment and demonstrate a positive attitude.

Working closely with the Collections Database Registrar, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator will review collections metadata records to improve the quality and consistency of collections metadata across the permanent collections in accordance with best practices in the field for collection cataloguing. Using tools created by the DMA’s software and technology teams, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator will create, digitize, and aggregate digital content to support the interpretation and understanding of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection and long-term loans.

Essential Functions:
Digitize, aggregate, and author digital content in support of the permanent collections and long-term loans in order to ensure quality and consistency of collection content.
Review of object metadata in the Museum’s Collection Management System (CMS) by checking facts, validating consistency, and verifying primary image selection.
Collect data and information from verifiable sources related to DMA artworks.
Take direction from the Interpretation Manager in order to achieve the critical aspects of an interpretive strategy that fulfills the needs of the DMA’s online collection.
Work with DMA’s Collection Database Manager and Imaging Department to ensure that collections data and images are consistent, accurate, and complete whenever possible.
Work closely with DMA Curators under the leadership of the Interpretation Manager to ensure that digital collections content reflects the highest standards of quality and scholarship.
Participate in ongoing evaluations that integrate visitor research and evaluation into the design and development of digital interpretive content for the permanent collection.
Collaborate with Editorial staff and follows house style in all written materials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Master’s Degree in Art History or related field required
Academic background or experience in one or more of the following: African art, Asian art, European art, American art, pre-Columbian art, contemporary art, or decorative arts and design
Experience working in a museum setting in a curatorial, education, or digital media role desired
Excellent writing and strong research skills
Strong digital content skills and experience using web tools preferred
Prior experience in meeting strict deadlines under limited supervision
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proven ability to work productively within a team

The Dallas Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. To be considered for the position the candidate must provide a cover letter and apply through the Dallas Museum of Art website.

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