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Monday, May 06, 2024 9:49 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Digital Media Archivist 

(May 6, 2024)

Position Title - Digital Media Archivist

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Chris Nelson

Position Type - Part-time, term

Benefits - No

Hourly wage range - $36 - $40

Communications & Marketing

Digital Media Archivist (1099 Contract Position)

Job Description:

The Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. is seeking an experienced Independent Contractor to work on a contract basis as a Digital Media Archivist for a three month project to survey, organize, and optimize the organization’s archive of digital media. The contract is for three months for 16-24 hrs./week at $38 - $ 40 per hour. This is a hybrid role with a minimum of 1 day per week in our office in Lower Manhattan. The ideal candidate should have experience in organizing established digital archives and be capable of recommending optimal strategies to enhance the workflow and management of the organization’s digital collection and materials. The ultimate goal of this project is to streamline all digital media onto Bynder and develop best practices for digital asset organization and file retrieval. The position reports directly to the Social Media and Digital Marketing Director.

The mission of the Alliance for Downtown New York is to provide service, advocacy, research

and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central

Business District for businesses, residents and visitors. We nurture relationships with district

businesses, restaurants and hotels to develop cultural, arts and events programs for a diverse


Our Digital Media Archivist will be essential in helping the Communications & Marketing team to organize and optimize our digital assets and their opinions and thoughts will be valued. Please visit our website at www.DowntownNY.com for further organizational information.

Independent Contractor Responsibilities:

Conduct comprehensive assessment of existing digital assets and determine strategies to optimize organization.

Develop and provide a detailed project timeline that includes proposed project stages for the project and expected completion dates.

Update and streamline Digital Asset Management system on Bynder by filing and organizing digital media, including media that currently lives outside of the DAM.

Develop and implement procedures for efficient organization and retrieval of digital files.

Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing department to optimize procedures for digital preservation and organization.

Optimize file naming conventions and folder structure guidelines for consistent organization.

Develop documentation for the organization that outlines digital filing and archiving standards to uphold best practices

Independent Contractor Qualifications:

A degree in Library Science is required with at least two years of experience working in archives, with a preference for digital archiving experience

Knowledge of Bynder is essential

Exceptional written, verbal and organizational skills

Excellent time management skills, with a proven ability to meet deadlines

Strong attention to detail

Desire and willingness to collaborate

Literate in Google G Suite

The Alliance for Downtown New York is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letters, resumes and work examples to: Juliet Mueller, Social Media and Digital Marketing Director: resumes@downtownny.com

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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