Society of Southwest Archivists

Helis Foundation Digital Collections Manager | New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Inc. (New Orleans, LA)

  • 02 May 2023 7:56 PM
    Message # 13188873
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    Responsibilities Overview

    The Helis Foundation Digital Collections Manager (DCM) for the Jazz & Heritage Archive is a full-time staff member who leads the continued implementation, maintenance, and expansion of the Archive’s digital preservation program, started in 2019.The DCM is responsible for managing the acquisition, description, organization, and access of digital materials for the Archive, as well as maintaining the computing and storage systems necessary for the management and preservation of the digital collections.

    The DCM also plays a lead role in acquisition of and providing access to the Archive’s digital materials; communicates with staff at the Foundation, WWOZ, and Festival Productions to facilitate the delivery of digital materials to network attached storage to ensure digital content is properly preserved and can be accessed appropriately by each entity.

    The DCM actively reviews the digital storage infrastructure to reduce risks of obsolescence and failure and verifies the health and attendance of the Archive’s digital assets. The DCM works with other Archive staff members to provide efficient and long-term access to the Archive’s digital content for identified user communities.

    Required Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing digital collections, including experience with metadata standards and digital preservation practices.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in/ understanding of: technology, systems, and standards (e.g., ISO 14721, ISO 16363, and NDSA Levels of Preservation) necessary for the implementation of a digital storage and preservation program, including effective workflows; working with a variety of digital formats, e.g., image, audio, object, and text; one or more computer scripting languages, e.g., bash, Python, PHP, Windows batch files, or other programming languages.

    Salary Range

    $55k- 69k - commensurate with experience.

    For more information and to see a complete job description, salary, and benefits go to:

    Those interested should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to:

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