MoPOP Seeks Digital Collections Archivist

MoPOP Seeks Digital Collections Archivist

Position Summary

As part of a larger team composed of personnel from the Collections, Exhibitions, IT, and Curatorial teams at the Museum of Pop Culture, this position is responsible for the research, metadata writing, and preparation of associated digital files for artifacts within the museum’s Early Hip-Hop Collection. This position works closely with digital repository software solutions including TMS and eMuseum. This position helps ensure the complete digitization and ingestion of the selected 1,300+ artifacts and ephemera from MoPOP’s Early Hip-Hop Collection. An understanding and appreciation for early hip-hop is essential for this work.

This is a temporary full time position beginning July 1, 2021 and forecasted to run through March 2023.

Essential Job Functions (Other Duties As Assigned):

Digital Infrastructure and Preservation:
Work with the Collectons team and Curators to ensure ingestion of metadata to the online portal
Ensure data standardization across a selection of early the hip-hop collection

Scholarship and Service:
Research artifacts
Ensure complete and accurate metadata for each TMS record including: description, copyright information, title, etc.
Ensure adequate photographs are associated with each record, appropriate to the level of copyright. For any records that are missing photographs, work alongside the Collections Team to capture appropriate images.
Digitize 80 oral history filmed recordings.
Conduct at least two remote donor lectures/discussions about the museum’s early hip-hop collection.

Desired Qualifications:
High-level knowledge of 1970s – 1990s hip-hop.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
Commitment to working with diverse communities.
Experience working with or supporting a Content Management System (The Museum System (TMS) preferred).
Experience managing digital asset systems/collections.
Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation, and digital preservation standards.
Strong attention to access, privacy, and security issues.
Understanding and familiarity with technical standards for metadata (preferably Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus and Cataloguing Cultural Artifacts).
Self-directed project management skills.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Demonstrated skills for multi-tasking.
Working knowledge of IP requirements for digital collections


This Temporary, Full Time position includes a generous benefits package that will be shared during the hiring process.

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