[Metadatalibrarians] Job Posting: Rights Researcher - Washington DC

Katy Davis katy.davis at lac-group.com
Thu Dec 12 12:53:55 PST 2019

Please excuse cross-postings...

*LAC Group* is seeking an experienced Metadata Librarian to work as a *Rights
Researcher* for a major Federal Museum in Washington, DC. The selected
individual will lead efforts in migrating and organizing existing media and
corresponding metadata. They will also provide guidance for using the
system to streamline workflows. This is a 6-months full-time (40 hours a
week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. Potential to extend
contract pending budget allocation.


   - Research possible legal, ethical, and policy restrictions for access
   and use of the Museum's digital assets
   - Review existing object photography collection and identify public
   domain assets, initially focusing on the Air and Space Photo Project image
   - Maintain file inventory and record research findings in spreadsheet
   - Apply rights/restrictions information to previously catalogued and
   newly created digital assets, making sure the information is accurate
   across systems
   - Ensure digital assets contain appropriate descriptive metadata, rights
   clearance, and credit information for online distribution
   - Enter or update existing metadata fields in the Smithsonian Digital
   Asset Management
   - System (SI DAMS), including keywords and alt text
   - Upload digital assets to the SI DAMS and other platforms for public
   access, if necessary.
   - Attend meetings that facilitate project communication as identified
   and approved by the
   - Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR)
   - Set up workflows to facilitate or automate the creation, ingestion,
   management, and distribution of information
   - Establish and enforce institutional guidelines for asset and metadata
   management in the DAMS.


   - 2+ years of practical experience in a museum or library, including
   database management, software administration, rights management, metadata
   standards and practices, file formatting, and data migration.
   - Relevant experience in developing, managing, and stewarding digital
   collections in a museum, library, and/or archives environment. Knowledge of
   digital asset management systems preferred.
   - Knowledge of metadata standards for cultural objects and images, such
   as CDWA and VRA Core, and a general understanding of other metadata schemas
   such as Dublin Core, XML, MODS, etc.
   - Knowledge of rights management a plus
   - Excellent technical and interpersonal skills, including the ability to
   foster a collegial work environment that encourages trust and innovation.
   - Excellent organizational and follow-through skills.
   - Excellent communication skills, including writing procedures and
   - Ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team as well
   as independently.
   - Solid computer skills and the ability to learn new software.
   - Solid analytic skills to improve processes.

*To apply, please visit:* https://lac.gp/2RM7l95

Katy Davis
Recruiting Assistant
p: (323)302-9432 | e: katy.davis at lac-group.com
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