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Metadata Specialist

The American Research Ce... - Garden City, Cairo

Metadata Specialist

The American Research Center In Egypt - Garden City, CairoPosted 1 month ago
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The Responsibilities

  • The Metadata Specialist will facilitate project management and operations related specifically to metadata
  • preparation and ingestion into the content management system.At least 2 years of experience in metadata creation and entry.

Skills and Duties

  • Perform metadata creation, compilation, and entry for cultural heritage collections from the ARCE
  • Conservation Archives (training will be provided).
  • Update and adapt metadata standards in coordination with UCLA Digital Library as necessary to create new schema fields for enhancing collection (training will be provided).
  • Update and adapt archival policies and documents as best fits project needs, particularly the
  • Preservation Best Practices outlining digital and physical preservation measures as well as the
  • Archives Processing Manual outlining the digitization and data preparation process.
  • Coordinate with partner institution UCLA to arrange the delivery and ingestion of digital assets and collection metadata into UCLA’s content management system.
  • Collaborate with the ARCE Archivist and Archives team to present ADPP (Archive Digitization Publication Project) progress and implementation questions to the advisory board for review and feedback.
  • Work within the ADPP team to evaluate and improve the ARCE Archives website.
  • Document metadata, website, and overall project processes, progress, and setbacks, as well as lessons learned and areas for improvement.
  • Assist the project manager to prepare annual and final reports on project accomplishments

Job Requirements

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

  • Highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual with the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent research and problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze, compare, evaluate, reconcile, and organize data.
  • Experience with cultural heritage institutions and/or a strong interest in cultural heritage management.


  • Fluency in English with excellent writing skills (a sample is required).
  • Bachelor degree in Egyptology, Islamic Art and Architecture, Art History, Heritage Management or any similar field. Candidates with a degree in Information Science, Archival studies, Data Management or with experience working with collections/archives databases is highly desirable. 
  • Experience in metadata creation and entry is preferred.
  • Experience working with Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), Dublin Core, and controlled vocabularies such as Library of Congress Subject Headings, The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, the Virtual International Authority File is highly desirable.

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