Digital Archive Assistant – Metal Museum

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Job Description – Digital Archive Assistant

Classification: Part time, temporary

Reports to: Registrar

Start date: 2-year contract beginning in December 2015

The Metal Museum in Memphis, TN seeks temporary assistance with a digitization project involving the slide archives of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). The Digital Archive Assistant will work with the Registrar to upload images and metadata to a digital repository hosted through the American Craft Council’s Library Digital Collections database. Candidates must be available 15 hours per week sometime between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Prescribing metadata and managing content in the ACC’s CONTENTdm digital repository
  • Complete and accurate data entry within a pre-defined format and style
  • Making use of controlled vocabulary resources to enter data into subject fields
  • Communication regularly with the Registrar as to concerns, issues, and progress on tasks


  • Must be currently enrolled in or a graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree program in Art History, Museum Studies, Library and Information Sciences, or a closely related field
  • 1 – 3 years previous metadata/meta-tagging experience, preferably within a museum or library environment
  • Knowledge of digital image files and formats
  • Experience using controlled vocabularies and/or tagging in data creation
  • Careful attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Application deadline: October 31, 2015

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to:

Kimberly Bradshaw, Registrar

Metal Museum


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