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Digital Asset Manager

Department: IT



This person is responsible for designing, implementing, and driving cross-department adoption of a system for the organized storage and retrieval of all digital content, using SFS’s digital asset management platform.   The symphony uses high-quality content to market and support delivery of its performances, to raise funds, to support public relations, and to provide educational services;  in addition, the symphony generates rich content through the recording of its performances.  

The Digital Asset Manager will work with all content producing departments to ensure timely, and systematic storage of all produced digital assets. This includes creating the right nomenclature, storage hierarchies and tagging in a system that will also display information about usage rights, permissions, and historical use.

In addition to organizing and storing current assets, the Digital Asset Manager will aid the ongoing production of new assets for campaigns by creating universal folders for assets that can be dynamically used across departments. He or she will be responsible for storing  and ensuring socialization of all finalized digital assets and can be used cross-departmentally.

Finally, the Digital Asset Manager will be a part of SFS’s ongoing effort to digitally archive all historical media.


  • Lead overall strategy, implementation and workflow of the SFS Digital Asset Management system.
  • Work across departments to centrally organize all digital assets for use across multiple channels and departments, including marketing, PR, development, and education.
  • Create nomenclature standards and storage hierarchies for stored digital assets.
  • Create system and rules for storing tagging and permissions-based retrieval of digital assets that are being produced in ongoing campaigns and projects.
  • Understand and enforce legal issues around asset use .
  • Assign appropriate metadata for assets to ensure accurate usage rights.
  • Manage the Digital Asset system and facilitate the uploading of assets.
  • Proactively assist with content creation efforts for different departments. Assist in retrieval of content and  provide access to specific assets for delivery channels such as the website and lobby screens.
  • Generate asset download reports.
  • Maintain accurate procedures and records for the system.
  • Works closely with the Archives Department on formats, cataloguing, access, and preservation standards to successfully preserve both born digital and digitized objects over time.
  • Stay informed of latest Digital Asset Management technology trends and innovations.
  • Drive adoption of the system, by conducting DAM user training for internal and external resources.
  • Oversee system maintenance and upgrades.



  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience required, with five years relevant experience in digital asset storage, information management, or archiving.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based digital asset management software such as Widen, OrangeLogic, PicturePark.
  • Able to manage digital media, including images, PDFs, audio and video.
  • Familiarity with video and audio file formats.
  • Experience with creating a metadata schema.
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience with asset storage and organization, creating naming and tagging systems for both digital and analog assets .


  • Experience with a performing arts organization or multi-media publisher.
  • Experience with digitizing analog media.
  • Existing appreciation of classical music and willingness to learn more about it.


To apply, please visit our website at  Under the About Us tab, go to the Careers and Auditions page and click on “View jobs at the SF Symphony.”  Search for this job and click on “Apply for this Position” to submit your resume, and cover letter.


The San Francisco Symphony, under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, is one of the country’s leading orchestras. Some 220 concerts each year reach an audience of more than 600,000, while national and international broadcasts, heard on more than 215 radio stations, reach millions more. The Symphony has its own recording label, SFS Media, and its recordings have won some of the world’s highest honors. Its multimedia initiative, Keeping Score, has reached over six million people with television and radio broadcasts, DVDs, and an interactive website. The Orchestra tours extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and its outstanding artistic reputation enables it to attract the world’s finest guest artists and conductors to Davies Symphony Hall. More than 70,000 young people are served each year by the Symphony’s numerous education programs, including its internationally renowned Youth Orchestra and Adventures in Music (AIM), which reaches every 1st through 5th grader in San Francisco’s public schools. The organization is led by President Sakurako Fisher and Executive Director Mark Hanson.

The San Francisco Symphony’s mission is to set the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world; enrich, serve, and shape cultural life throughout the spectrum of Bay Area communities; and maintain financial stability and gain public recognition as a means of ensuring its ability to fulfill its mission.

The San Francisco Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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