Head of Collection Information and Digital Assets (Regular Full-Time)
Registration & Collection Information
With more than 120,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. The campus is undergoing a ten-year expansion and renovation designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Please explore LACMA.org.
Reporting to the Associate Director, Registration and Collection Information, the Head of Collection Information and Digital Assets will supervise a team of 5 staff and oversee all aspects of this team responsible for providing staff and visitors with the best possible access to information about the collection and digital assets.
Some duties include:
- Supervise, establish priorities, and train the Collection Information and Digital Assets staff that administers the databases, supports users with accessing information that facilitate museum activities, assists with cataloging the collection, and delivers collection data to the web.
- Create, supervise, and oversee budgets of innovative technology projects that will enhance the use of TMS and collection information.
- Oversee projects and meet with management to provide updates regarding the progress of high profile projects, statistics on usage, record maintenance and location tracking of the collection.
- Maintain the training program for museum staff, continually evaluate its effectiveness and develop new training courses as needed.
- Oversee the creation and editing of an internal website that provides staff with instruction and documentation for TMS.
- Work in collaboration across multiple departments and consult authoritative documented sources in order to maintain and establish cataloguing standards.
- Provide support on a wide variety of projects with museum staff to help identify and implement work flows and responsibilities needed from TMS and Collection Information staff.
- Work closely with the Vice President of Web and Digital Media to coordinate efforts and ensure priorities are being met for collection information related projects.
- Manage vendor relationship with Gallery Systems, prioritizing and communicating issues/needs for future development.
The qualified candidate will have a degree in Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field. Minimum 3-5 years of experience with TMS in a management or administrative capacity. Extensive knowledge of museum cataloging data standards and experience with user support, training and documentation is required. Experience with project management and staff supervision is strongly preferred. Advanced knowledge of SQL and Crystal Reports preferred.
Please send cover letter and resume to Nancy Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org