The Project Assistant provides assistance with Dear Dr. Barnes: Digitizing, Interpreting, and Disseminating the Albert C. Barnes Correspondence, the digitization of the Albert C. Barnes Correspondence project. The project utilizes technology in order to share the incredible correspondence of the Barnes Foundation’s founder with scholars and the general public. The first year of the project will focus on activities related to the digitization of the materials, while year two and three will focus on work in the digital asset management system [DAMS] and content creation with the materials for the website. This is a full-time, 40hr/wk position working on site at the Barnes Foundation for three years.
Established as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.
Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more.
The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.
Job Specific Competencies:
· Pulling and refilling boxes of pulled materials to be scanned by another person.
· Preparing records for scanning by placing markers indicating duplicates, double sided materials, and fragile materials.
· Assisting with quality control checks:
o Check filenames
o Ensure assets are properly uploaded to the DAMS
o Check metadata for proper display.
· Consistency in tracking activities performed.
· Assisting with research for archival exhibitions and content creation for the website.
· Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Masters of Library Sciences in process or completed.
- Experience in digital asset management.
· Understanding of digital assets including ingest, storage, discovery, access, publication, and preservation as well as metadata standards, ontologies, and controlled vocabularies for describing digital assets.
· Previous experience in data entry.
- Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Competitive Benefits Include: Group health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; short- and long-term disability and group life insurance; 403(b) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; voluntary benefits; as well as paid vacation, personal time, sick time and holidays.
Please include a cover letter and an updated resume with your application, along with salary expectations.
The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position. Employees have rights under other laws including, but not limited to, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. We participate in E-Verify.