Update: Ahh, judging by this message that appears when visiting the job page, it looks like the job is already filled:
Okay, this must be a dream job for someone out there, right? According to Vice, the Pokémon Company International is looking for someone to help them set up an “in-house” archive and museum.
This job is to maintain a digital archive and museum of the entire Pokémon brand. It’s everything from video games, merchandise, the Trading Card Game, all the little “mons”, shows and movies – there’s an endless amount of things in the world of Pokemon, making it the perfect job for all of you Pokemon lovers out there. there.
The job will be located in Bellevue, Washington and requires a lot more than just being a huge Pokémon fan. You will need to have a degree in library science, archives management, information management, or any related field of study to have a good chance of getting in, as well as 3 to 4 years of professional archiving experience. Well, here are our chances!
So, with thousands of resources to store somewhere for The Pokemon Company, here’s the job description, along with roles, responsibilities, and skills:
Get to know the role
Job Brief: This role will facilitate the creation and development of TPCI’s internal archive and museum. This role will work with the TCG Product Team’s Game Data Librarian to conduct large-scale inventories, policy writing, processing, cataloging, conservation, and other duties that will create and develop the company’s first internal archive from the ground up.
What will you do
– Support the teams responsible for creating the internal physical repository with knowledge of archival standards and best practices.
– Evaluation and selection of digital repositories and database software in conjunction with archiving best practices and company needs.
– Establish policies, procedures and descriptive metadata schema for use in archives.
– Accession, evaluation and processing of collections of objects and records in various formats and providing access to these archival funds.
– Preservation and storage of archival funds in the repository.
– Support day-to-day operations by providing referral services to internal staff and collaborating with other teams on special projects.
– Management of storage, life cycle and logistics of TCG samples.
– Assistance in the digitization of funds and the integration of the database of archives with other internal tools of the company.
– Maintain the security and integrity of physical and digital repositories
What will you bring
– Three (3) to four (4) years of relevant professional experience.
– A bachelor’s degree is required.
– Experience in creating and/or developing corporate or business archives.
– Experience in writing archive management policies such as collection policies, mandates, retention schedules and other process documentation for a corporate or business archive.
– Experience in conducting inventories/surveys, archiving and acquisitions in a business or corporate environment.
– Experience in testing and creating software for use in archival description and internal access/staff research.
– Database integration or experience with related data is preferred.
– Understanding of TPCI games and brand. Knowledge of card games.
– Ability to work independently, multi-task, balance priorities and meet deadlines.
– Great attention to detail.
– Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to improve functionality or best practices.
– Ability to plan and set policies with long-term goals in mind.
– Excellent communication skills.
– A bachelor’s degree in library science, archives management, information management or a related field is desirable.
How will you succeed
– Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, its impact on our people, culture, business, fans and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
– Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, viewing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn new things, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems, and identify unique opportunities.
– Honesty and Respect: Demonstrates honesty and respect by showing empathy, listening to others, seeking different points of view and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions and results.
– Commitment to Quality: Takes responsibility to maintain and promote high standards, seeks new ways to learn and improve, and adopts a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others, striving for continuous improvement.
– Relationship Building: Develops and strengthens relationships by adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and achieve shared goals.
– Customer Satisfaction: Listens to and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and uses this knowledge to continue to provide a unique Pokémon experience.
If this job sounds like your cup of tea and you have what it takes to be the ultimate Pokémon archivist, then you can check out the app and apply right here. The suggested pay for the role is – wait – between $77,000 and $118,000.
While it all sounds like fun and play, the Pokémon franchise is expanding rapidly, with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet due out later this year. We have no idea how many new Pokémon will enter the fray or what new media, but this budding Archivist has a lot of work ahead of him. Good luck!
Would you like to take on this job? Have you ever wanted to help the archive of a video game company? Let us know about it in the comments!
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