Digital Asset Management Fellow – National Park Service, Washington, DC

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIPP in partnership with the National Park Service are seeking Fellow who will assist in supporting digital asset management of publications, resources, and historical documents maintained by the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Programs.

The Fellow will support senior staff in the execution of nationally significant work to make digital assets, technical guidance, and management resources provided by the NPS readily available to the public and agency staff who rely on these documents to protect their own local river and trail resources.

In addition to protecting and managing over 418 of America’s national parks, the National Park Service (NPS) administers over 30 programs that extend throughout the nation to connect all Americans to their parks, trails, rivers, and other special places. NPS has responsibilities for a number of Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Programs including the Hydropower Assistance Program, Wild and Scenic Rivers Program, and Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program which are managed through the Washington, DC Headquarters Office.

Position Responsibilities will include:

Work with supervisor and the NPS library and digital strategy staff to train in NPS digital management systems
Identify process for retrieving, storing, and returning files to the Federal Records Center
Digitally archive a collection of documents in NPS digital management system
Create metadata for files included in collection
Research best practices for image collection and curation
Establish a system for image retrieval (including searchability) to maintain and compile an internal collection of digital images

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States
  • Preference will be given to qualified, local (currently living in the city they are applying) candidates.
  • All candidates should have demonstrable interest in collections management, digital asset management, communications, conservation, preservation, parks, outdoor recreation, rivers, trails, etc.
  • Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or be a currently enrolled graduate student in related field such as library sciences, library technology, collections management, archives, marketing, communications, etc.
  • Maximum age is 30.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with metadata collection and creation.
  • Technical knowledge of Digital Asset Management systems and software.
  • Ability to initiate and carry out independent research.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Negotiating and handling stressful situations in a diplomatic and non-adversarial manner.
  • Comfortable working in a professional environment which often includes meeting with senior staff, leadership, and elected officials.

Benefits:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,095 (pre-tax)
Living Allowance: $510/week (pre-tax)
Content Management System training
Training on NPS digital collecting systems [including NPS LIBRIS, NPGallery, and IRMA (Integrated Resource Management Applications)]

How to Apply
Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions. In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

You may contact christy@conservationlegacy.org with questions about the application process.

Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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