Digital Asset Librarian Fellow

Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Seasonal, Part-Time
Job Category
New York


Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 



Position Summary

The National Audubon Society is seeking a Digital Asset Librarian Fellow for a six-month, part-time (20-hour per week) position. Audubon’s Digital Asset Management system is an organization-wide platform hosting photos and video, and an important resource for Audubon communicators, educators, marketers and scientists advocating for birds and environmental issues across the country. The Fellow will play an important role in cataloguing new assets, developing metadata and controlled vocabularies, and modifying workflows and training material. The position will be part of Audubon’s Content team and will report to the Digital Asset Manager. The fellow will work onsite at Audubon’s National office in New York or remotely.

Essential Functions

  • Catalogue new photo and video assets for ingestion into Audubon’s system wide DAM.
  • Assist in developing metadata fields and controlled vocabularies.
  • Modify workflows and workflow documentation.
  • Modify training materials.
  • Data cleanup.
  • Rights management.
  • Communicate with users and internal Audubon teams.
  • Help with the administration of Audubon’s Digital Asset Management System.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Current or recent MLS/MLIS or Archives graduate student with an interest in Digital Asset Management (DAM), or completion of a DAM Certificate Program.
  • Interest or experience working with photography and video.
  • Interest in birds and other wildlife, conservation and the environment a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, detail-oriented, highly organized.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom).
  • Project Management software such as Monday or Asana a plus.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

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COVID Policy

Beginning September 15, 2021: Audubon requires all staff either to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or, if they cannot provide such proof for any reason, to wear a mask while working indoors, including in all Audubon facilities and offsite, and while working outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing. In addition, at this time and until CDC recommendations change, all staff in counties the CDC identifies as having “substantial” and “high” COVID transmission ratesmust wear masks indoors (unless alone in a closed office) and outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing regardless of vaccination status. 


This policy covers national and state offices, centers, and sanctuaries, as well as Audubon employees working offsite. Should you be selected for this position, you will be asked to acknowledge you have read the above policy and provide your vaccination status.


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