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JOB ID: 1542
JOB TITLE: Manager, CMP Innovation Studio
DESCRIPTION: The Carnegie Museums is a collection of four creative, inspiring, thought-provoking places of exploration: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We educate young people and attract lifetime learners of all ages. We are the largest, most far-reaching cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for our vast art and scientific collections and our scientific research. And we're a community leader in educational outreach.
The Manager of CMP's Innovation Studio will lead a team providing compelling participative experiences that encourage visitors onsite and online to explore, create, share and connect with each other around museum content. This will involve: the creation and maintenance of a strategy for shaping CMP's Studio and digital engagement efforts to leverage new and existing technology; monitoring emerging trends in interactive digital technologies in museums and related fields; developing relationships with counterparts in peer institutions and technology providers; working with museum management and personnel in technology, education, operations and exhibitions; identifying possible project funding and working with the advancement department to secure it; and managing the development and implementation of digital projects throughout CMP.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree and experience in computer science, interaction design, visual communication, instructional design or related field. Seven to ten years professional experience producing web-based and other multimedia in a team environment with at least three years supervisory/team-leader experience. Strong expertise and skills in web, interactive, project management, operations and marketing. Master's degree in interaction design, entertainment technology or related field a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Manger must have a strong background in planning and executing web and digital media initiatives. S/he must demonstrate sound administrative, team management and project management capabilities; be a creative problem solver; and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. S/he must have initiative and be able to juggle and prioritize multiple (and sometimes competing) projects simultaneously to meet deadlines and user demands. S/he must be able to work independently and collaboratively with individuals of varying technical capabilities within the context of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh hardware/software environment. A nuanced appreciation of the values of a mission-driven organization is essential.
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES: Software/website development methodologies, planning, and project management, including needs assessment, estimating, scheduling, approvals, deliverables, and quality control; Website content management systems; Source code control and versioning tools; Web-based multimedia format, including but not limited to streaming audio/video, mpeg, Quicktime, Windows Media, Flash video; Internet standards and protocols, including but not limited to HTTP, HTML, FTP, XML, CSS, W3C; and current developments and trends in website programming design, including social networks, blogs, multimedia, RSS, SOA, tagging, mashups, AJAX, and other web 2.0 elements and services; Concepts and principles of usability, accessibility, interoperability, intellectual property rights, and privacy on the web; Adobe Creative Suite and at least one general purpose programming language (e.g., C/C++, perl, Java, etc; Major social media platforms; Web analytics and/or survey data and applying search-engine-optimization principles; Database concepts and data exchange formats.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
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