Collections and DAM Systems Administrator


Collections and DAM Systems Administrator

DESCRIPTION Reporting to the Director, Digital Management Systems, the Collections and DAM Systems Administrator provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for software solutions and standards used within the Digital Management Services (DMS) platform. The platform is an integrated system of services managing the Academy’s collections catalog, digital assets, preservation workflows, and online access to the collections of the Academy Margaret Herrick Library, Film Archive and Museum of Motion Pictures. Systems supported include Axiell Collections, Arena, OpenText Media Management and LibGuides. Using your strong attention to detail and efficiency, you will be responsible for troubleshooting, complex data updates, system configurations using vendor-specific application development tools, creating and modifying workflow scripts, creating and running indexes, creating custom reports and outputs, and testing of new deployments.



  • Maintain and support multiple information management systems and their backend databases, as well as search, edit, and report interfaces for desktop and Web use using database software and coding in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, and XSLT.
  • System configuration of Axiell Collections using Axiell Designer application development tool.
  • System support for LibGuides content management platform.
  • Ensure usability, efficiency, and organization of data structures.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve system issues, following up with vendor support staff when necessary.
  • Create testing plan documentation and workflow documentation.
  • Migrate data between systems including performing data transformations.
  • Perform updates of online databases.
  • Test new software deployments and bug fixes.
  • Support a diverse community of users with a wide range of computer skill levels.
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library and Information Science a plus.
  • Experience working with database systems and/or online public catalogs in a museum, library or archive or other cultural heritage institution.
  • Experience working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience working with XML and XSLT.
  • Familiarity with running SQL queries a plus.
  • A high level of comfort with learning new software tools.
  • Ability to review and interpret technical information and translate for a less-technical audience.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.


If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.



POSITION Collections and DAM Systems Administrator
OPEN DATE 7/19/2022
LOCATION Hollywood
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE STATEMENT The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.