Whitney Museum of American Art: Manager of Digital Technologies

Posted by | September 12, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York, NY

URL: www.whitney.org

Reporting
to the Head of Digital Media, the Manager of Digital Technologies is
responsible for technological development and support of the Museum’s website,
whitney.org, bulk e-mail, multimedia projects, mobile applications, and
web-based promotions and campaigns as requested.
 
Recommends
and implements standards, evaluates functional design, and tests usability and
compliance; translates visual and interaction design into a dynamic user
experience; provides technical support to systems supporting the public
website, mobile apps, in-museum guides, fundraising, membership, mailing lists,
online retail, online ticketing, museum collections, digital asset management,
and event management; manages software systems to achieve desired performance
and reliability results; works collaboratively with outside vendors as well as
develops projects internally; consults on systems integration projects as they
relate to public-facing products such as the website and mobile apps.
 
General
Requirements: B.A.,
3+ years experience maintaining and developing websites; experience developing
mobile applications preferred. Creative thinker with a keen eye for clean user
interface design and implementation and deep knowledge of web design best
practices. Maintains data standards, including writing of documentation,
procedures, and definitions; good organizational skills, attention to detail,
and strong QA skills. Interest in contemporary visual art preferred. Excellent
verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required, including the
ability to relay technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
 
Technical
Requirements: Demonstrated
proficiency with web design and implementation (e.g., HTML, XML, CSS,
JavaScript, JSON, Ruby/Python/PHP/Java/Perl, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
etc.); proficiency in planning, installing, and maintaining relational
databases and in using database tools, including MySQL; experience developing
and maintaining web content management systems, including workflow and
technical support issues, server performance issues, and browser compatibility
issues; experience with accessibility best practices a plus; strong background
in managing Linux-based web server environments, including Apache and DNS
configuration, and, optionally, load balancing and clustering configurations;
experience coding in Ruby on Rails; familiarity with Git version control
system; familiarity with Google Analytics or other website metrics software.
Familiarity with iOS development best practices; Apple iTunes/App Store
publishing processes.
The Whitney Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and links to websites that you have developed/supported, including salary requirements to:

Human Resources Department
hr@whitney.org

Materials without salary requirements listed will not be reviewed.

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