The Japanese American National Museum is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cultural museums and its permanent collections has over 150,000 objects that chronicle the Japanese American experience in its entirety from early immigration to the present. JANM is a Smithsonian affiliate and AAM accredited.
In support of the National Parks Service Japanese American Confinement Sites-funded collections digitization grant, the JANM Collections Management & Access department (CMA) seeks a digitization specialist to advance digitization and make the digital assets and accompanying metadata available in TMS Collections as well as through eMuseum, JANM’s web-publishing platform. Position is temporary with funding through June 2023.
Minimum 2 years of experience working in a museum or library, preferably working with an artifact or archival collection. High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with digitization processes: digital photography, scanning and image editing is essential. Understanding of cataloging standards for artifacts and archival materials. Knowledge of collections management databases. Able to maintain positive relations with a wide variety of internal and external constituents. Internet savvy, MS Office, Google Calendar, Gmail, TMS, Adobe Photoshop preferred. Visit janm.org/jobs for full job description and application form.
Benefits: Medical, Dental, ERISA 403(b), FSA, 17 paid holidays, sick and vacation time, complimentary family level membership, on-site parking, discounts in museum store and at on-site Chado Tea Room.
To apply, submit: Cover letter, application form and resume with references
Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
Re: Collections Digitization Specialist(NPS-JACS)
100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax (213) 830-5673
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