Database and Web Administrator

Summary:

The Database and Web Administrator is part of the Hammer Museum’s IT department and strategizes, plans, coordinates, and implements activities and changes to the Museum’s websites and databases. The Database and Web Administrator supports the Museum and its initiatives by identifying, developing, and managing new and existing online resources, data visualization, and communications solutions. This position is responsible for development and implementation of the Museum’s internal and external user experience strategy and the creation and maintenance of solid information architecture, ensuring that the information design solution meets both business objectives and end-user expectations.

 

Under the supervision of the Associate Director, Technology, the incumbent may assist in the training of students, and temporary workers via the Museum’s IT work ticketing system. The incumbent will keep the Associate Director, Technology updated on the status of projects and technical issues.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in User Experience design associated with the successful implementation of medium- to large-scale Web and desktop application systems
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience exploring and using Internet technologies (including hosting interfaces such as cPanel), designing Web-based applications, graphics programs, content management systems, usability issues, and other electronic communicationtools
  • Basic familiarity with .Net, ASP, Visual Basic, C++, HTML, CSS, Javascript, andSQL
  • Expertise with MicrosoftSharePoint
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud products preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise with current standards for User Interface/Information Architecture UI/IA, Interaction Design, HCI, Usability, Accessibility
  • Technical website or database developmentexperience
  • Excellent communications skills, including writing and speaking
  • Ability to train non-technical staff on Web and other content management technologies using clear and precise language appropriate for lay audiences
  • Experience working with outsidevendors
  • Demonstrated experience working with large datasets, both public and under PHIcompliance
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of experience providing customer service in a technological environment; knowledge of a variety of hardware, software, programming languages, and operating systems; basic knowledge of network protocols and computer applications and operating systems

 

Application:

Please send resume and cover letter to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include “Database and Web Administrator” 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.

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The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center (AHMACC) opened to the public in November 1990. Founded by Dr. Armand Hammer, former Chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, the Museum was designed by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. Financed by Occidental, the Museum was built adjacent to the Corporation’s international headquarters in Westwood. At that time, the Museum featured galleries for Dr. Hammer’s collections — old master paintings and drawings, and a collection of works on paper by Honore Daumier and his contemporaries — as well as galleries for traveling exhibitions. Dr. Hammer died in December 1990, three weeks after the opening of the Museum. Upon his death, all construction was halted and the building was never completed, leaving many spaces unfinished — most importantly, the 300-seat theater on the courtyard level.rnrnIn 1992, the Museum began negotiations with its neighbor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to assume the management and operations of the institution. In April 1994, the partnership with UCLA was finalized and the following year the University relocated to the Hammer its collections and the staff of the Wight Art Gallery and the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. The Hammer also assumed responsibility for the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, located at the north end of the UCLA campus.rnrnHenry Hopkins, then director of the Wight gallery and professor in the Department of Art, became director of the Museum until his retirement in 1998. In 1999 Ann Philbin was named director.rnrnToday, the Museum’s exhibitions present contemporary and historical work in all media of the visual arts. Through its exhibitions, the Museum is committed to promoting cultural understanding, to introducing the work of underrepresented artists, and to interpreting art of the past and present. In addition to selections from its permanent collections, the Museum has a series of temporary exhibitions, including Hammer Projects. All of the Museum’s exhibitions are accompanied by extensive public programs.rnrnIn its role as a cultural center, the Museum endeavors to be a vibrant intellectual forum for the exploration of cultural, political, and social issues. To this end, the Museum offers a rich variety of public programs such as lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances.