Digital Asset Coordinator – Chazen Museum of Art/University of Wisconsin Libraries, Madison, WI

Digital Asset Coordinator, Chazen Museum of Art/University of Wisconsin Libraries

The Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is recruiting for a Digital Asset Coordinator for a 2 year grant-funded position. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate or emerging professional in library science, as well as individuals with relevant experience in other areas.

This position will involve selection, inventorying, and description of both analog and digital assets, as well as coordination with the UW-Madison Libraries to deliver assets for long term discovery and digital preservation. The individual will closely collaborate with the Digital Library Project Coordinator as well as with staff in Digital Library Services unit of the UW-Madison Libraries. This position will work onsite at the Chazen Museum of Art, with some remote work possible in certain phases of the project.  

Salary: $54,000 annually. This position is expected to last two years, from the start of employment, and is full-time at 40 hours/week. Full benefits such as vacation time and health insurance are provided. The museum is easily accessible on bus lines and bike paths.

About the Project: The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the “Coordinating Cultural Heritage Collections at UW–Madison” project. The Chazen Museum of Art will serve as a pilot organization for the development of tools for collecting, preserving and sharing digital assets. When completed, the project will allow students, faculty and staff to access the Chazen’s art and digital archive collections from one online system. In the future, the systems developed via the project will be available to other collections across campus.

About the Chazen Museum:

The Chazen Museum of Art makes its home between two lakes on the beautiful campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Within walking distance of the state capitol, it sits squarely in the heart of a vibrant college town. Featuring one of the best views on campus, an art-filled bridge connects the historic Elvehjem building, built in 1970, with the Chazen building, built in 2011.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background — people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

Contact and Application: Questions about the position are welcome. Please contact Kristine Zickuhr, Assistant Director for Administration, at When you’re ready to apply, please use the online application link (emailed materials can’t be accepted).  Applications due by March 31st, 2021. Thank you for considering an application.

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