Employment Opportunities

Video Content Creator and Communications Coordinator
(Full-time, Non-exempt)

Job Summary:  Conceives, creates, shoots and edits video and still camera work for the creation of content in areas including institutional news and documentaries, social media, promotional, curatorial, educational and activities relating to membership and fundraising. Job involves after-regular-hours and some weekend duties to document museum programs and activities.

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential job functions: Working closely with Communications Department and Frist Staff:
• Support the Communications Department in creating effective, mission-related messages to broad audiences
• Plan and create a wide variety of video programming to document, communicate, celebrate and promote the activities of the Frist Art Museum, its departments (Communications, Curatorial, Education, Development), programs, and activities
• Create short-form video content for use on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest) in support of Social Media activities
• Working with FAM departments and in support of strategic initiatives), conceive and plan, produce and edit effective video programs that communicate the breadth and depth of Frist Art Museum programs to broad audiences
• Working with FAM departments (and in support of strategic initiatives) conceive, plan, produce and edit effective programs to target specific audiences
• Create short-form video content to service to key media, including online outlets of print publications, television stations, travel sites, e-newsletters (including FAM e-newsletters), community partners, sponsors
• Document exhibition installations when needed
• In concert with curators and others, conduct interviews with visiting artists, curators and/or museum representatives
• Provide video documentation of exhibitions for lending museums when requested
• Plan annual, quarterly and monthly production schedules
• Maintain inventory of visual assets for use in video production
• Document internal activities as needed or necessary
• Assist with administrative activities of department, including processing invoices, periodic ordering of supplies, assisting with maintenance of website, developing digital post-exhibition wrap up reports and other administrative duties as may be necessary

Education:  BA degree in Communications with emphasis in video production. Art History background a plus.

Skills and technical abilities:
• Excellent visual, oral and written communications skills
• Ability to operate a variety of video cameras and related equipment including knowledge of video and audio editing software and captioning programs (The Frist Art Museum uses Adobe Suite/Adobe Premiere Pro)
• Ability to use a variety of lighting and sound equipment necessary to create high-quality video productions
• Proficiency using a still camera
• Knowledge of current production and post-production techniques
• Familiarity with and ability to use public domain music
• Ability to plan production schedules and effectively use departmental time and the time of colleagues and others
• Excellent typing skills, including knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing, graphics and other communications-related computer software
• Ability to work well and closely with people and contribute creatively in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment
• Tact and diplomacy
• Flexibility

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

•  Lifting materials up to 25 pounds
•  Stooping, bending, kneeling
•  Standing for long periods of time
•  Working at computer for long periods of time
 

Interested candidates should send their resume, references and salary expectations to:
Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-3822
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fax: (615) 744-3339
Attention: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Manager


 

Digital Asset Manager and Archivist
(Full-Time, Exempt)

Job Summary: The Digital Asset Manager will have significant experience working with archival materials who will assume a governing role in implementing and managing a new Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) and all workflows associated with it, and overseeing the organization, security, and integrity of archival physical and digital records generated during the course of business operations at the Frist Art Museum. This individual will oversee the life cycle of physical and digital assets, including ingestion, metadata tagging, cataloging, description, migration, storage, preservation, security, access, retrieval, and dissemination, working with all departments to define and uphold retention procedures and policies.
The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
Digital Assets
• Lead and maintain the Digital Asset Management strategy, as well as implementation and administration of workflows within the DAMS, including establishing policies and procedures, maintaining user accounts and permissions, and liaising with the DAMS vendor to ensure integrity of files and backups and other system maintenance and upgrades.
• Establish/refine/enforce in-house metadata standards and controlled vocabularies.
• Train new staff on DAMS as part of onboarding process.
• Facilitate the uploading and retrieval of assets, assist other departments with ingesting and searching for assets, generate asset reports.
• Task/help staff to assign appropriate metadata for assets to ensure accurate usage rights, participate in cleanup for existing assets.
• Perform quality control on assets.
• Ensure compliance with records management and retention policies, laws, and regulations.

Physical Assets
• Develop a records management framework to inventory, appraise, and assign disposition for active and inactive records; establish procedures for regular transfer of records designated for temporary or long-term storage.
• Establish an institutional archive in accordance with standards and best practices for organization, management, and preservation of archival records.
• Digitize selected archival records, using safe handling procedures for long-term preservation.
• Ensure compliance with records management and retention policies, laws, and regulations.
• Ensure safety and security of physical records.

Minimum Qualifications:  Requirements: Master’s degree in library science, information science, or equivalent professional experience, with strong digital content and/or comparable focus, 3–5 years previous experience with DAMS in a museum or library environment, thorough knowledge of physical and digital archiving theory and practice, as well as field-wide metadata standards,  managing born-digital and digitized media assets, demonstrated experience with user support and services; demonstrated aptitude in database management, media cataloging, records preservation, digital rights management, and data migration; strong understanding of records management practices.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge of enterprise-level DAMS and database applications.
• Comprehension of metadata standards, digital image file parameters, and intellectual property best practices as applied to cultural heritage institutions.
• Experience processing collections of archival materials.
• Ability to prioritize tasks, track stages of production, meet deadlines, and participate in budgeting.
• Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational, project management, analytical, research, writing, and editing skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, and to interact well with both technical and non-technical colleagues.
• Ability to organize lesson plans and lead software training sessions for staff.
• Experience with collections management systems and cataloging software a plus.
• Experience with image-editing software a plus.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:
•  Working extensively at a computer station (up to 7 hours per day)
•  Lifting materials up to 50 pounds, stooping, bending, kneeling, standing for long periods of time
 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references and salary expectations to:
Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-3822
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fax: (615) 744-3339
Attention: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Manager
 

 

AAMD Paid Internship
This summer internship is part of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) paid internship program, which was established to engage with college students from underrepresented backgrounds and to encourage
them to pursue opportunities at cultural institutions.

The Frist’s AAMD intern will focus on planning and programming for the exhibition Summoning the Ancestors: African Art from the New Orleans Museum of Art, which will be on view at the Frist Art Museum October 23,
2020–January 17, 2021, and is organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Who: Students who are interested in art, art museums, African art, and education; have coursework in art, art history, history, or language arts; and are in their sophomore, junior, or senior year.
What: A paid internship. $6,300 stipend (gross) for the full period, paid bi-weekly. Travel expenses for the AAM conference and Nashville AAMD gathering will be covered as well.
When: Beginning the week of May 11–15 and concluding the week of August 24–28. Approximately 30 hours per week (flexible). Participation in two professional development gatherings is also required: the 2020 Alliance of Art Museums conference (May 16–20 in San Francisco), and the AAMD intern
gathering (August 28 in Nashville).

Completed application and supporting material due March 6.
 

 

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frist Art Museum will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Frist Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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