Digital Curator

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Jan 24 '17Posted on:

Award-winning global architecture firm headquartered in the heart of New York City seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and pro-active Digital Curator with good people skills and 2-5 years of similar experience, ideally in the A/E/C industry.

Undertaking a brand new role at the firm, s/he will champion knowledge collection, organization, and dissemination for the firm, serving as the information custodian and resource for global practice. The Digital Curator will be the firm’s central resource for information so must be able to work and communicate effectively with multiple parties concurrently. As the firm’s “data champion,” s/he must be exceptionally well-organized, detail-oriented and passionate about information management and knowledge sharing.

We seek a dynamic, creative, communicative, and service-oriented colleague to provide leadership, vision, and oversight of the KPF digital archives and knowledge management across its offices around the globe. The KPF Digital Curator will work closely with colleagues from all the KPF offices to ensure that the collective key working knowledge of the company is captured and remains current and relevant to each global area as well as to the firm as a whole. The KPF Digital Curator will also work closely with KPF’s web and database technology specialists to fully integrate the knowledge capture onto the intranet as the best way to disseminate shared information across the global company.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Managing the project database and both the digital and physical resource libraries, establishing protocols, systems and policies for data collection, cataloguing and curation and ensuring relevancy, timeliness and accuracy of data
  • Managing project data archiving, establishing protocols, systems and policies for archiving including conversion from paper to digital and extraction of data and content
  • Managing the firm-wide Intranet including the interface, tools, resources and structure
  • Chairing intelligence committees, coordinating engagement and overseeing production of deliverables (ex. guides, benchmarks, precedents, etc.)
  • Training staff in knowledge management protocols and systems and providing ongoing support as needed
  • Harvesting data, information, content and assets including post-occupancy data and metrics
  • Developing systems (announcements, seminars, posts, etc.) for pro-active internal dissemination of information
  • Performing research and analysis (internal and external data) for projects and pursuits including trends, benchmarks, best practices, etc.
  • Contributing to white papers, case studies and seminars

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort with various software applications and strong overall technology skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience with web and database technologies
  • Familiarity with data visualization and analytics approaches useful
  • Some programming skills desirable (Java, XML, AngularJS, SQL)
  • Deep knowledge of data management, organization and cataloging structures

Ideal candidate has an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program and professional experience working with data, document and digital asset management systems, knowledge capture and information management, web and database technologies. Familiarity, if not proficiency, with programming is preferred.

Previous experience in the architecture/engineering/construction industry and familiarity with the architectural profession’s concepts, practices and procedures is ideal.


If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you. Please send a cover letter, resume, work samples and salary requirements to David Niles at

Thank you.

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