Job Posting: Still Image Librarian and Editor, Nashville TN

Still Image Librarian and Editor

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks a Still Image Librarian and Editor to work within the Library and Digital Collections Division of the Museum Services Department.  The successful candidate must have strong technology skills, the ability to focus on detail-oriented work, work collaboratively in a team environment, and maintain a congenial demeanor. The Still Image Librarian and Editor must have excellent communication skills, ease in navigating various software platforms, including CONTENTdm and Past Perfect, basic editing techniques, and still images metadata and collection organization knowledge. This position requires the ability to perform basic troubleshooting for still images equipment.  Training will be provided for some aspects of the technical work specific to this position, and repair technicians will aid in repair and equipment upkeep.

CMF’s collection comprises more than 2.2 million priceless artifacts, including: 500,000 photographs; 200,000 sound recordings; 1.3 million printed documents; 660 oral history interviews; 30,000 moving images on film, video, and digital formats; and 18,000 stage costumes, instruments, personal items, awards, posters, and business documents documenting nearly a century of North American country and vernacular music. Still images from the collection are used for scholarly research, in documentary films and news reports, in public screenings, in CMF exhibits, and in CMF public programming and video screenings.

Still Image Librarian and Editor:
Background checks are required for all Museum Services employees.  This is a permanent full-time position with health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and benefits.

Duties Include:

  • Catalog still image collections.
  • Digitize still image collections according to divisional priorities.
  • Answer (external and internal: programs/exhibits/education) reference, licensing, and research and access requests for still image collection via phone, email, or in person.
  • Actively pursue licensing opportunities according to divisional protocol.
  • Edit/compile materials as needed for exhibits and programming.
  • Identify potential grant opportunities for still images collection according to divisional priorities, and contributes writing as needed.
  • Maintain relationships with donors.
  • Research, pull, digitize, edit, and curate still images components for exhibits, public programs, researchers, and production facilities.
  • Train and supervise volunteers and interns, as approved by supervisor.
  • Answer/handle still images reference requests and licensing, as approved.
  • Work according to changing daily priorities, demonstrates flexibility and ability to shift between multiple tasks effectively.
  • Perform duties with professionalism, which includes relating to others in group settings and individually in a courteous, cooperative, sensitive, and collegial manner.
  • Position includes a variety of administrative responsibilities such as budget preparation, and preparation of information for the departments of education, development, and PR/marketing.
  • Other tasks as needed.
  • Contribute to the overall goals of the department as appropriate.
  • Reports to Director of Library & Digital Collections.


  • 3 years minimum experience in digital preservation of still images for archival and access purposes and Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution (preferred).
  • Experience with CONTENTdm or similar digital asset management system.
  • Proficiency with digital editing software including Photoshop.
  • Excellent knowledge of digitization theory and practice for still image collections.
  • Excellent knowledge of analog to digital workflows for photos.
  • Excellent knowledge of standards in the field of still image preservation; ability to remain current on developments in the field.
  • Knowledge of country music and American vernacular music is preferred.
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to work efficiently with tight deadlines.
  • Applicant should be detail oriented.
  • The ability to multi-task will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them.

To Apply:
No phone calls.  Send cover letter, resume, 3 references, and salary requirements

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