Deadline to apply: Jul 29, 2012
POSITION SUMMARY:The Web Technologist is responsible for technical aspects of the National Museum’s dynamic web applications. The Web Technologist works closely with the Web unit and other Museum staff to maintain the institution’s websites, primarily: janm.org, DiscoverNikkei.org, and ncdemocracy.org; and provide support for other web projects: blog.janm.org, janmstore.com, and remembrance-project.com. The Web Technologist develops technical strategies and plans for the institution’s web presence, and finds or develops tools to enhance its day-to-day operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain backups of website code, databases, user-submitted content, and configuration files.
- Monitor security information sources. Apply upgrades and security patches. Update web application software as necessary.
- Diagnose and fix technical issues as they arise across various sites.
- Work with Web unit staff, other Museum staff, and consultants to develop timely exhibition and project-specific web content.
- Develop new tools to better support and enhance websites and projects.
- Assist Web team in keeping web content current, and in managing several active online communities.
- Customize and extend existing web infrastructure.
- Long-term planning of web infrastructure and website architecture.
- Maintain detailed system documentation.
- Maintain web hosting contracts and domain name registrations.
- Provide data processing services, either manually or using custom scripts.
- Keep current on technical and web-related technologies and issues. Advise Museum staff on internet/web technology as needed.
- Staff members must be able to work with visitors of all ages to support the various events sponsored by the National Museum. Each staff member will be expected to work on a minimum of three museum-wide events per year: a) National Museum’s Annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction- (off-site) typically held in the Spring (April-May) b) National Museum’s Family Festival Day- Oshogatsu Family Day (January) or Summer Festival (August) c) Target Family Free Days – Free Admission Family Days sponsored by Target held on the 2nd Saturday of select months.
This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Incumbent will perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education: Bachelors degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience/Knowledge: At least 4 years of experience working with dynamic web applications and 2 years administering web servers. Willingness to learn and apply new skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize is essential. Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented. Strong proofreading skills. Ability to work in a fast paced team-environment, be a self-starter. Professional phone manner. Demonstrate commitment and flexibility at all times in order to ensure high quality service. Knowledge of Japanese American/Nikkei history and culture a plus.
Communication: Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Must be able to provide courteous and effective service to co-workers, volunteers, consultants, and the general public. Ability to use internet-based tools to enhance collaboration with team members and website users. Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group format.
Math: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning: Act on own initiative to educate oneself and seek out solutions to technical issues. Must be able to comply with institutional policies and procedures. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Perform successfully when juggling and re-prioritizing multiple assignments in a fast-paced, changing work environment. Reliable follow-through on assigned projects in a complete, well conceived, and timely manner.
Physical: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Communications Production Manager
Positions supervised: None
The Japanese American National Museum reserves the discretion to change this job description at any time.The Japanese American National Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.