Two jobs at the Yale Digital Humanities Laboratory

User Experience Designer

Yale University Digital Humanities Lab

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  29312BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

Position Focus: This position designs both the visual appearance and the user experience for rich-client, web-based projects at the Yale Digital Humanities Lab. The successful candidate will use expertise in web design, interactive design, user experience and related fields to craft the look and the feel of DHLab online deliverables. The person works independently to capture requirements from project leaders in an ongoing and iterative process: defining the particular user experience and visual design that meets each project’s goals, creating conceptual wireframes and/or prototypes, and conceiving the layouts, visual elements, and graphic treatments.

The position has sole responsibility for the logical flow and interactive design of DHLab projects. The position uses experience with process workflow and the user interface logic to make complex projects intuitive and usable by lay and expert audiences alike. The UX Designer uses their expertise in wireframe tools to produce mockups, and uses their knowledge of multiple potential user audiences (on-campus and off-campus) to ensure effective visual and interactive designs. After deployment, the UX Designer collaborates with the project leaders and other staff on formal and informal usability testing. Based on results from this usability testing, the person refines the process workflow and user interface logic to incorporate the lessons learned from real-world use.

This position also has sole responsibility for the design, branding, color palette, and overall visual theme of DHLab projects. The UX Designer produces multiple visual mockups in graphic design tools to present design alternatives for client consideration. The role implements the selected visual design using HTML/CSS and web frameworks such as Bootstrap3. Working alongside the Programmer/Analyst, the UX Designer works within interactive capabilities of HTML5, AJAX, JavaScript, jQuery, and similar technologies to deliver dynamic projects that allow users to manipulate humanities data online.

The position reports to the Director of the DHLab and creates and maintains effective working relationships across the Yale Library system and the University as a whole.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and four years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of collaborative teams. Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, students and staff.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including managing multiple priorities. Ability to participate in, and lead, the iterative discovery of project requirements and the organization of those requirements into logical project phases.
  • Interest in and/or experience with digital humanities and cultural heritage projects such as crowd-sourced transcription systems, digital mapping projects, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce potential website layouts, user interfaces and organizational strategies using wireframe tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage functional, dynamic web-based systems, including design, coding, and support for responsive/adaptive design. Expert ability in working with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Demonstrated ability to work on projects that use programming languages to generate HTML.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree in human-computer interaction, interaction design, information science or similar. Previous experience in digital humanities, academic technology, academic libraries, or similar.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 29312BR.  Please be sure to reference 29312BR in your cover letter.

 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Digital Humanities Developer

Digital Humanities Lab

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  29309BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: This position designs and builds rich-client, web-based applications to support Digital Humanities projects on Yale’s campus. Using dynamic scripting languages such as Python and Ruby, the Programmer/Analyst produces back-end, web-server code that turns research ideas into concrete reality. Working in partnership with a UX & Visual Designer, this position is responsible for both new software platforms, as well as the adoption of open-source projects for use at Yale.

The Programmer/Analyst focuses on technological solutions and platforms that are crucial to Digital Humanities work. The majority of the systems involved in the DHLab fit within either the LAMP or Ruby on Rails technology stacks. The Programmer/Analyst works in a Linux web server environment, and deploys MVC-based, RESTful web applications. The position creates, maintains, and updates open-source repositories of code developed at Yale, as well as projects adapted from other institutions. The position works with both traditional relational and NoSQL database contexts, depending on the requirements of the specific project (such as managing crowd-sourced contributions from thousands of participants.)

The individual in this position will work to capture requirements from project leaders in an ongoing and iterative process. This role has the sole responsibility for determining the architecture, design, data schema, and development timeline to bring technical projects to successful completion. This position works alongside faculty, students, and librarians as clients and collaborators, to specify and realize complex Digital Humanities projects, and is responsible for evaluating project needs and recommending and implementing the best solution.

This position is a member of the newly-formed Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) at Yale, housed in Sterling Memorial Library at the heart of campus. The lab serves Yale scholars who wish to collaborate across disciplines, with a focus on STEM/Arts & Humanities (STEAM) projects. This role supports projects that pair specialists in computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, and other STEM fields with partners in the humanities and the arts.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of collaborative teams. Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Demonstrated project management skills including background managing multiple priorities and experience with full lifecycle development. Proven ability to participate in and lead iterative discovery of project requirements from clients and organize those requirements into logical project phases.
  • Exceptional skillset in Ruby and/or Python; ability to implement code written in other languages (such as PHP frameworks and/or Node.js) as necessary.
  • Proven ability to deploy code in web contexts, such as HTML5, CSS, AJAX, JavaScript, and jQuery or similar; proficiency in revision control systems (such as GitHub), the UNIX command line (such as OS X and Linux), and databases (such as MySQL, MongoDB etc.).
  • Ability to work effectively in digital humanities, academic technology, academic libraries, museums, cultural heritage or similar environments.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or similar. Previous experience with one or more of the following areas: Crowd-sourced annotations, Corpus Query Engines, Geo-Spatial Analysis, Machine Learning Toolkits, or Data Visualization Libraries.

 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 29309BR.  Please be sure to reference 29309BR in your cover letter.

 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Manager of School and Teacher Programs, Milwaukee Art Museum

[talk to me about this if you’re interested]

Responsible for all aspects of the Museum’s school and teacher programs. Develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate diverse educational programs, events, and resources for the Museum’s target school and teacher audiences that integrate current museum education best practices and support federal, state, and local education standards.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Minimum five years museum education or art education experience. Strong working knowledge of museum education theory and practice, along with Pre-K through High School learning, teaching strategies, and curriculum standards. Well-honed teaching, studio art, project management, organizational, and collaboration skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, education, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.

Apply online

Museum Assistant, Princeton

Princeton University Art Museum – Museum Assistant – DOS III
Position Posting

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks a dynamic individual to join its team as Museum Assistant.

Position Summary

The Museum Assistant has a broad set of critical responsibilities, acting as a key point of contact with the general public and providing essential administrative support to the Museum in its diverse and ambitious programming and operations. This position serves as the first point of contact for the Museum’s fast-paced executive offices, welcoming guests and fielding inquiries in person, on the phone, and by email from a wide range of constituencies including the general public, University colleagues, alumni, donors, artists, peer institutions, and community organizations. A member of the Director’s personal team, the Museum Assistant assures a high level of customer service to VIPs, patrons, and all visitors.

Principal responsibilities of the Museum Assistant include: welcoming visitors and staff and serving as a resource for Museum information; assisting with the planning and day-of management of Museum-hosted events; managing aspects of the Museum’s Travel Program; scheduling group meetings, interviews, and tours; organizing complex mailings for Museum publications; tracking RSVPs for event invitations; assisting with data entry for the Museum’s donor database; maintaining the Museum’s SharePoint site, listservs, and shared calendars; preparing agendas, emails, letters, and event-related materials; maintaining accurate historical and current records of loan and gift-related correspondence; and overseeing maintenance of office equipment (occasionally troubleshooting minor issues) and mail distribution.

The Museum Assistant also assists with areas of the Museum’s business office, including purchasing via E-commerce websites, preparing PUAM office credit card expense reports, and recording and depositing revenues as a Museum cashier. Other special projects, especially in the area of support to the Office of the Director and its fundraising and donor cultivation efforts, will be assigned as needed.

The Museum Assistant reports to the Executive Assistant to the Director and Office Manager and provides back-up administrative support to this position as needed.

Some night and weekend hours are required.

Requirements

This position requires a minimum of 2-5 years of work experience, a strong customer-service orientation, polished interpersonal and communications (verbal and written) skills, and a high level of computer proficiency (including experience with electronic calendars, email, and the Microsoft Office suite). The ability to multi-task and prioritize, discretion, flexibility, accuracy, close attention to detail, and strong organizational skills are essential. Experience with Concur, Prime, SharePoint, and The Raiser’s Edge is preferred. Experience working in an art museum, art gallery, or similar cultural institution is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have the ability to work proactively, anticipate needs, and work both independently and as part of a team.

A Bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in art history or a related field is strongly preferred.

The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

The Museum

With a collecting history that extends back to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include over 92,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe.

Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. Intimate in scale, yet expansive in scope, the Museum offers a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture. To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, please visit http://artmuseum.princeton.edu.

In order to apply, please go to https://jobs.princeton.edu and post to requisition number 1500160.

Director of Education, U. of Oklahoma

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma seeks a Director of Education to develop and oversee a dynamic and innovative program to engage the museum’s diverse audience, which includes school children, public school teachers, families, university students, faculty, and staff, and senior citizens. The Director of Education will collaborate with the museum staff and the university community to develop both ongoing educational programming for audiences of all ages and exhibition-related programming, such as lectures, film/videos series, symposia, gallery talks, and other interpretive materials. Working closely with the departments of curatorial, communication, and public engagement, the Director of Education also helps to shape the museum experience through classroom-based programs, workshops, and new technological approaches. Evaluation of programs and interpretive materials is an essential duty of the position, and the Director of Education will be expected to analyze the efficacy of all educational initiatives to assure programming provides appropriate and engaging experience for all patrons. A review of existing programs and the development of new approaches will be important to the growth and enrichment of the museum experience.

The Director of Education supervises the educational department staff and volunteers to provide high-quality programs consistent with the museum’s mission and vision. This position recruits and supervises a vibrant docent program, ensuring that all volunteers are trained, motivated, and appreciated for the service they provide as volunteers. A knowledge of current pedagogical practices in museum education and a working knowledge of art history is essential.

For more information and to apply, visit jobs.ou.edu and search by requisition number 21754.

Program Coordinator, Newport Restoration Foundation

Job title: Coordinator for Academic Programs and Special Projects

Department: Education and Public Programs

Supervisor: Deputy Director for Collections, Programming, and Public Engagement

Direct reports: Contracted event staff, interns

Other internal contacts: Executive Director, Coordinator for Visitor Services and Education Programs, Program Assistant, Curator, Director of Preservation, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Human Resources Administrator, Controller, Housekeeping Staff, Grounds and Gardening Staff

External contacts: Programming partners, including faculty and staff at peer organizations and area universities; speakers; participants in NRF programs; other visitors to NRF museum properties

Category: Full time; exempt

Overview:

The Newport Restoration Foundation is adding a new staff position to help increase the number and impact of its collections- and mission-related activities among academic and specialist research and learning communities, and to reach new audiences beyond its established local and tourist base.

The Coordinator for Academic Programs and Special Projects will directly support and contribute to the development and implementation of NRF initiatives that primarily serve a scholarly audience, and that engage with academic partners in the areas of material culture, historic preservation, art history, and related fields. The coordinator will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Collections, Programming and Public Engagement and with other NRF staff to plan and produce symposia, lecture series, special events around exhibition themes, and occasional publications, and in doing so will often serve as the primary liaison with partner organizations and contracted specialists. He/she is also responsible for the management of the Museum Studies internship program and other ad hoc student projects and shares responsibility for supervision of interns with other Museum and Preservation staff.

Specific Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Help with identification of themes, presenters and schedule for future events
2. In coordination with the deputy director, development of budgets for individual programs and management of the program schedule within annual budgeted amounts for this area
3. Logistics for programs, including selection of location, a/v and catering arrangements, registration (when necessary), and local travel and accommodations for speakers
4. With NRF Marketing & Public Relations Manager, preparation and distribution, as widely as possible, of marketing and publicity materials
5. Communication with presenters about logistics
6. Set up and staffing of events in this area, as well as in other areas as needed (including set up of a/v equipment when necessary)
7. Coordination with other NRF staff for extra event staffing
8. Management of the annual Laird Internship(s) in Museum Studies, including distribution of announcement, application and selection process, communication with candidates, orientation, and some project supervision
9. Point person for other interns and college/university student projects
10. Communication with potential partners about initiatives of shared interest and regular reporting on these developments
11. Documentation of all events and other activities in this area, including attendance, and preparation of reports for administration, board, and other applications, as requested
12. Administrative and research support for publications that might be planned for or result from activities in this area
13. Monitoring of facilities and collections at events and reporting on issues to deputy director and curator (responsibility shared among all staff at NRF museum properties)
14. Other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

• Masters degree, or equivalent experience, in museum studies, historic preservation, art history, public humanities, or related discipline, with preference for specialist knowledge in European and American Decorative Arts, Pre WWII American Architecture, or other material represented in NRF collections.
• Some knowledge of NRF institutional history and legacy of Doris Duke, NRF museum and architectural collections, and Aquidneck Island history.
• 3 or more years experience with programming and public outreach in a non-profit setting, and preferably for a higher education audience
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
• Experience with project management; able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with varied deadlines and sometimes with very short turnaround times
• Social media savvy; evidence of use of wide range of web-based platforms for promotion of events and collections
• Evidence of creative problem solving
• Self-motivated, but also an effective team member
• Attention to detail
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
• Must be able to climb stairs, walk and stand for 90 minutes, lift and carry at least 40 lbs.
• Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend days
• Valid driver’s license
• Good sense of humor

The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies as outlined in the employee handbook.

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Art Museum Director, Pennsylvania

Director of the Juniata College Museum of Art

Juniata College, a highly ranked, national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania seeks an imaginative Director of the Juniata College Museum of Art who will bring an artistic vision, demonstrated leadership skills, administrative and grant-making experience, a collaborative ethos, and a commitment to liberal arts education to the position. This full-time administrative position begins in July 2015.

The Juniata College Museum of Art holds more than 700 works, including 19th-century Hudson River School paintings, portrait miniatures, Japanese woodblock prints, and a wide assortment of pieces ranging from Old Masters (like Rembrandt) to contemporary artists (like Bearden). In addition to exhibiting the permanent collection, the Museum has devoted gallery space for visiting exhibitions. Juniata College has a museum studies program in which the Director can participate. Our students have held internships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Rockefeller Archives Center in New York City; have earned 100 percent placement in graduate programs; and are employed in museums and nonprofit organizations across the United States.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Museum Director oversees all exhibitions within the Museum and holds primary responsibility for managing and growing the permanent collection. The Director supervises the Museum’s registrar and curator; formulates and carries out strategic, development, and marketing plans; provides fiscal oversight; and develops educational and outreach programming for the campus and the broader off-campus communities. The Director will teach a course each semester in an appropriate field and will work with the Curator to develop and supervise museum studies students in their coursework including internships. The Director reports to the Provost of Juniata College.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have outstanding leadership, organizational, planning, and communication skills; an entrepreneurial approach to the arts; and the ability to work effectively in an academic environment. The successful candidate must have master’s degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field, or a master’s of fine arts degree, and a minimum of five years of administrative experience at an art museum or comparable institution.

Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, résumé, and contact information for three references to http://www.juniata.edu/jobs. Review of applications will begin on March 23 and will continue until the position is filled. It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

For more information about the Juniata College Museum of Art, please visit http://www.juniata.edu/services/museum/index.html Please direct any questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. David Hsiung, Knox Professor of History, at hsiung@juniata.edu or 814-641-3534.

Educator, Roger Williams Museum of Natural History

Do you or someone you know like science? Do you or someone you know like working with children and families? Learn about our available job opportunity, Planetarium Educator at Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park! Click here for the job posting: http://www.providenceri.com/CityJobs/position.php?id=605

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Museum Educator facilitate educational programming for children, adolescents, and families; including planetarium shows, school group workshops, birthday parties, after school programs, and weekend family programs; and related work as required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Research, development, implementation, and facilitation of educational programs for Park Museum utilizing planetarium, exhibits, collections and outdoor park environment.
Assisting with researching and developing new planetarium programs.
Assisting with development and creation of exhibitions.
Assisting with school group booking process and managing homeschool and scout program registrations.
Greet visitors, sell tickets, keep visitors informed about Museum programs and offerings, resolve visitors’ questions and concerns.
Interface extensively with Museum staff, partner groups, and the general public
Successfully perform duties expeditiously and make decisions in accordance with rules, regulations, departmental policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree, preferably in education or sciences.
Must be available to work Sundays through Thursdays, 8:30-4:30, and holidays.
3 – 5 years experience in informal and/or formal education.
Proven teaching experience.
Ability to relate well to elementary, middle, and high school students.
Project Management experience
Friendly, communicative team player.
Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously.
Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.

Application Requirements:
All applications must be accompanied by a resume. Only those Applicants who meet all of the above-mentioned qualifications will be eligible for an interview.
Applications may be obtained online, http://www.providenceri.com/efile/323, or from the Human Resources Department, Providence City Hall, Room 401, 25 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903