Current Location: Americas

Willing to work in: North America, Oceania

Work location details: New York, Sydney Australia

Start Date: 2013-11-01

Job Level: Manager

Job Type: User, Manager, Administrator, Supervisor, Metadata Editor, DAM System Designer

Job Contract: Full-time, Contract, Work at office, Work remotely

Years working in DAM: 10+ years

DAM skills: DAM software installation, DAM software configuration, DAM software training, DAM software administration, DAM software use, Taxonomy design, Metadata schema design, Automated workflow design, DAM policy design, Business process design

DAM software experience: Other

Experience (Other): Piction, Media Bin, MediaBeacon

Summary:  Summary ( )


• Digital Asset Management and software (DAMs) for museums and cultural institutions • Metadata standards, implementation and employment • Streamlining asset management and digital capture workflows • DAMS technical support and training • Project planning and coordination • Digital capture, manipulation, optimization • Color management • Social Media


Digital Asset Management Specialist at Independent Contractor / Consultant
July 2013 – Present

I’m broadly available and happy to collaborate on any DAMS project. Happy to bounce around any innovative ideas. Brainstorming is my favorite thing to do. -Digital Asset Management for Museums, Cultural Institutions and Non-profits -DAMS software implementation -Digital Capture and Imaging Workflows -Institution Specific Metadata and Taxonomy -Technical Support -Staff training

Digital Archive Manager at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
June 2010 – August 2013 (3 years 3 months)

• Project Manager for the development and implementation of an inaugural DAMS using Piction Software • Launched new LACMA Online Image Library containing 80K+ collection objects, 20K+ Public Domain objects with High Quality images available for free download. . All images feed from Piction DAMS. • Develop project plan for implementation coordinating both collection and non-collections assets and spanning 12+ departments • Establish new policies and workflows for various business units to support the DAMS infrastructure • Sort, re-organize, Quality Check (QC) and ingest legacy assets from a large analog and multi-server based storage strategy into Piction to develop a centralized accessible archive • Assist the integration between the collections management system (TMS), Piction DAMS and Online Collections initiative • Define and employ metadata standards for LACMA collection and non-collection assets using IPTC core and Extension • Participation in online digital resources such as the Google Art Project and Berg Fashion Library. • Member of the Social Media team • Work closely with Rights and Reproductions Manager regarding digital rights management and copyright • Provide institutional technical support and staff training for Piction 2 recommendations available upon request

Digital Imaging Technician at Minneapolis Institute of Arts
April 2001 – June 2010 (9 years 3 months)

• Produce, distribute, organize and preserve high quality digital assets of the permanent collection, events, exhibitions, donors etc. • Manage heavy workflow of assets (approx. 27,000 in 2009), with expert level knowledge of Photoshop, Bridge and Camera Raw used for manipulation, enhancements and batch processing • Define and employ metadata standards and document best practices related to digital archiving as pertaining to TMS (Collection Management system) and Media Bin (DAMS) • Maintain robust and accessible digital archive using Media Bin DAMS software, multiple network servers, local hard drives, and DVD back-up archive with strict control of metadata and color profiles • Oversee and quality check (QC) the import of all new images into Media Bin and update all legacy files to meet the museum’s current data and imaging standards • Act as Visual Resources Project Manager including organization and oversight of large imaging projects (Publication and catalog list available upon request) through the use of Excel spreadsheets, the creation of online databases and maintaining internal networking and project management sites • Original member of the Social Media Team. Assisted Development MIA’s first ever social media/brand communications program increasing Facebook fans from 1,200 to over 15,000 • Provide technical support and train employees on using asset management software for archiving and sharing digital assets • Responsible for color management and maintenance of a network of ten computers and 5 printers.


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