Andrew W. Mellon Project Manager for Digital Initiatives

Hammer Museum in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 14, 2014
Type Fellowship
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Project Manager for Digital Initiatives will lead the Museum's Mellon grant-funded project to develop dynamic digital content based on the Museum's collections, exhibitions, and programs, as well as complementary resources and research from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The project will enable the Museum to initiate a new practice of developing digital content for its website that documents and extends the accessibility and reach of its work and creates more effective platforms for research, education, artistic practice, and audience engagement.

The Project Manager will be responsible for direct management of all aspects of the project over three years, from initial research and development of infrastructure, through intensive coordination of and hands-on content development, to final dissemination and evaluation, as well as ongoing project sustainability. Primary duties include: prioritizing project components, coordinating project teams, and monitoring project budget; researching and documenting existing models of digital archives and websites; surveying digital and archival assets; developing standards for online asset management; working with curatorial and program staff to prioritize projects and develop and produce content for projects; and working closely with Technology and Communications staff to research and recommend technologies.

The Project Manager will report to the Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, and will oversee project-related interns, consultants, and vendors. The Project Manager will work in conjunction with the Museum's Technology and Communications staff, and will work closely with Chief Curator and other curatorial and program staff. The Project Manager will also coordinate the projects outside Advisory Group and internal Project Task Force, as well as oversee onsite researchers.

Requirements: Bachelors degree in humanities. M.A. or Ph.D. in Art History, with a demonstrated interest and experience in digital humanities, digital archives, or information studies, strongly preferred. This is a 3-year, grant-funded contract position.

Application: please email resume, cover letter, and salary history to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include "Mellon Fellow" in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process. EEO/AA.