Corporate Archivist – Detroit, MI

  • Posting Code                   AVCMDetroit05012017
  • Company Name              Allied Vaughn
  • Position Title      Corporate Archivist
  • Start Date                         Open
  • Duration                           Ongoing/Indefinite
  • Location                            Detroit, MI
  • Travel Required      None Salary       Hourly
  • Hire Status                       Full-Time

Position Overview

The qualified candidate has experience in a variety of areas including Corporate Archiving, Taxonomy and Metadata Development, Information Governance, Project Management and Digital Asset Management best practices and strategy workflows.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Engage and collaborate with stakeholders, content creators, and clients to champion a corporate-wide program to create, develop, and execute archival/RM/DAM initiatives
  • Recommend and execute archival best practices in acquisition, curation, arrangement, description, preservation, and access
  • Coral content from disparate sources to create a single source of corporate truth
  • Accelerate SME brand expertise and management
  • Manage a variety of archival materials, media and digital formats
  • Coordinate high priority projects that deliver on time sensitive deadlines
  • Supervise teams to execute digitization projects and archival/DAM maintenance
  • Develop policy and procedures based on industry, archival/DAM, and client based standards
  • Communicate strategic ROI and measured results related to user experience, processing, research and accessibility
  • Identify, align, and translate business goals with overall corporate archival/DAM initiatives

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Understanding of various technology tools and the ability to translate and communicate with IT and stakeholders
  • Strong leadership skills in project management and program training
  • Manage new content acquisitions and normalize metadata
  • Ability to recommend and execute user permissions and access
  • Fulfill research requests and access compliant content
  • Provide maintenance support of established and proven workflows
  • Strategize and optimize the value of archival content across business units
  • Build relationships with upper management, creative agencies, and departmental entities


  • 3-5 years professional Archival/DAM experience
  • Degree in Library/Information Science, Corporate Archives, Communications, Marketing, Project Management, related field, or professional experience equivalent
  • Expertise in prioritizing and curating large physical and digital collections
  • Expertise in taxonomy structures, governance, variable metadata access points, curation, access, and content lifecycle management best practices
  • Expertise with various rich media, archival content, and design software formats
  • Collaborating to develop policy and procedures to support corporate-wide initiatives
  • Experience collaborating with stakeholders to translate and communicate business requirements, metrics, and ROI
  • Expertise strategizing and customizing solution standards based on industry, DAM, and client- based needs
  • Experience supervising small onsite and virtual teams
  • Collaborate with colleagues and clients on projects across departments
  • Ease in working in fast paced, dynamic and deadline-driven environment

Desired Skills

  • Anniversary/Milestone projects and programming
  • Understanding of varied and high regulated industry sector content, including but not limited to, financial, entertainment, CPG, and food
  • Experience working with PIM, MAM, or related systems preferred
  • An understanding of content usage rights, restrictions and licensing
  • Basic understanding of RM principals and best practices
  • Experience in enterprise digital asset management as both a tool and a workflow approach
  • The ability to strategize monetization and repurposing of rich media and legacy assets

Allied Vaughn Company Overview

Since 1959, Allied Vaughn has been an industry leader with supporting the media asset management needs of clients working across many industries, including entertainment, manufacturing, e-commerce, consumer products, marketing, publishing, non-profit, archives, historical, and academia. Allied Vaughn provides professional content management services to support a variety of content repository systems including DAM (Digital Asset Management), PIM (Product Information Management), and MAM (Media Asset Management).  Services include media archiving, restoration, preservation, migration, workflow management, taxonomy design, metadata application, information governance, records management, and project management. As a professional service organization with a wide range of resource expertise, we are able to provide scalable solutions to support both long and short term project execution, to manage both physical and digital content, at every stage of its life cycle.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates email Brian Varkula, Human Resources Generalist at:

  • Submit Resume and References as a single Word or PDF document
  • Submission must include the following contact information: phone number, email address, and residence location
  • If applicable, include LinkedIn URL
  • Include the Posting Code and Position Title in the email subject line

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