Collections Information Manager

Posted on 4/25/2024



201-500 employees

Museum specializing in contemporary art exhibitions

Consumer Goods


San Francisco, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Degree in Information Studies, Museum Studies, Art, or a related field
  • MLIS or MA preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience with collection management systems in an administrative capacity
  • Strong relational database skills
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Experience with digital asset management systems
  • Expertise with data standards and knowledge of published vocabularies, standards, linked data tools, taxonomy management tools, and inclusive practices
  • Experience with digital project and program management
  • Experience with needs analysis, user support, training and adoption
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent technical and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing procedures and documentation
  • Solid analytic skills to improve processes
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and sustainability in the arts sector
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, with challenging and often simultaneous deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and accustomed to using various tools to track and report projects' status
  • Supervisory skills that support, lead, and motivate individuals
  • High levels of initiative, innovation, creativity, and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary art and museum purposes, organization, and programs
  • Knowledge of collections and exhibitions management methods and conservation practices
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications (Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Airtable and Asana or other project management software platforms
  • Encourages and contributes to an inclusive, rewarding, and inspiring workplace
  • Builds and fosters a culture of safety, inclusivity, and equity
  • Works in a healthy and flexible management style
  • Nurtures collaboration and partnership across teams
  • Supports effective and efficient communication and workflows
  • Models empathy and understanding
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the museum’s strategic focus
  • Supports the museum’s strategic focus with processes and guardrails
  • Works collaboratively with managers and colleagues across the museum
  • Represents the museum through conference presentations, guest lecturing, committee work, mentoring, and publications
  • Owns sustainable policies, procedures, and workflows for information management
  • Oversees workflows related to delivering data to internal and external downstream applications
  • Contributes leadership and creativity in developing and supporting projects
  • Assists in tracking data on collections information-related projects
  • Participates in long-range planning for information management
  • Provides day-to-day and long-range administrative oversight of the CMS
  • Troubleshoots issues related to errors and other issues with the database
  • Collaborates with content owners for standardization of field usage
  • Produces and distributes regular reports on system activities
  • Supervises, establishes priorities, trains, and mentors collections information staff

Working at SFMOMA offers a unique opportunity to engage with transformative art experiences and be a part of a team that values pioneering artwork and creative presentation. The museum is committed to enhancing visitor experiences through innovative architectural design, providing a dynamic environment that fosters creativity and growth. Working here not only means being part of an institution that leads in the showcasing of contemporary art but also contributing to a culture that champions artistic expression and community engagement.

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San Francisco, California



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