Informatics Program Officer position at the Smitsonian

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Tuesday, 6 April 2021

We have a new position available at the Digitization Program Office of the Smithsonian as an Informatics Program Officer! Develop software to help create and enhance records of the Smithsonian collections of science, art, history, and culture.


For qualifications, contact information, and details about the position, please check the USAJobs posting:



This position is located in the Digitization Program Office (DPO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The incumbent supports the DPO goal of creating a vibrant digitization culture at the Smithsonian, and focuses on increasing the quality and quantity of enterprise wide.


  • The incumbent of this position serves as an Informatics Program Officer for enterprise-wide mass digitization projects to Smithsonian units (museums, archives and libraries and research centers). The incumbent performs a wide range of informatics and project management functions, including system and process analysis, requirements definition, workflow development, assistance to units Institution wide with digital records processing, system administration, maintenance, and customer training, troubleshooting, and reporting activities in support of the Institution’s digitization functions.  
  • Applies data management principles and practices in digitizing a Smithsonian organization’s collections including data manipulation; data standardization; data cleaning and parsing; using relational database management systems; report creation using specialized report software; and determining data field delimiting and delineation. 
  • Delivers digital records to other services, such as Smithsonian Transcription Center, IIIF, etc. Creates standard and ad-hoc data mappings to import/export data sets for use with external data systems using SQL, XML, or the preferred software as defined by the Smithsonian Institution.    
  • Designs and documents High Level Architecture showing large-scale digital records workflow through various CIS/CMS (including Gallery Systems’ The Museum System [TMS], Axiell’s Electronic Museum [EMu], MIMSY-XG, SIRIS, etc), DAMS, and other enterprise IT infrastructure systems and services, ensuring that proper connections are in place between systems of records.



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