25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115
Date Posted: November 01, 2018
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
Category: Information Systems/Technology
Data Integration Specialist, Museum Collection
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
About the Company
After years of collecting art on a small, personal scale, in 1891 Isabella received a large inheritance upon her father’s death and was able to begin collecting on a greatly expanded level. Upon purchasing Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait at Age 23 in 1896, Isabella and her husband Jack decided their ambitions as collectors required more space than their residence permitted and first began to consider the idea of a museum. Since its opening in 1903, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts.
The Data Integration Specialist is a grant funded position helping to create an authoritative center for collection information management across the Museum. The Data Integration Specialist is responsible for organizing and managing the collection data and digital assets, adhering to digital best practice standards with regard to cultural heritage. The Data Integration Specialist will provide recommendations on future discreet digitization projects, performing photography post-processing activities, and digital file management. Newly formed digital assets will be ingested into established workflows as part of the Museum’s membership in the MetaArchive Cooperative, a digital preservation network.
Database Management & Project Planning
Digital Data Management