Digital Projects Developer

Historic New England is accepting immediate applications for the position of Digital Projects Developer within the organization’s Information Technology team.

Classification: Full-time/regular

Location: Otis House, Boston, Mass.

Description and Responsibilities: Serving as part of the organization’s information technology team, the digital projects developer will be an expert coder with the ability to craft elegant technology solutions for a complex, multi-site cultural heritage organization. Will execute, oversee or assist with projects related to systems integration, digital asset management, electronic records management, website development, database management, and intranet development, including support of Historic New England’s ongoing Collections Access Project. Will be responsible for identifying technology needs and developing project plans, coordinating with technology vendors, developing and customizing software solutions, and creating complete and accurate documentation for completed solutions.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a degree in technology, information science, computer science, or a related field, as well as four or more years of experience with database management and software development, preferably in a gallery/library/archive/museum setting. Have in-depth knowledge of languages such as PHP, Javascript, Python, and/or ASP.net, as well as expert-level knowledge of SQL. Experience with search, content management and digital asset management solutions such as Apache Solr, Plone, ResourceSpace, and/or Microsoft Sharepoint preferred. Solid understanding of technology issues relevant to libraries, archives and museums, including but not limited to concepts of digital preservation, standards such as MARC, EAD, OAI/PMH and familiarity with how concepts of linked data and the semantic web can be applied to cultural heritage metadata.

Applications: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements toJobs@HistoricNewEngland.org.

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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About David Dwiggins

David Dwiggins is the Information Technology Officer at Historic New England, a museum of cultural history focused on preserving and presenting New England heritage. He has also taught at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and consults on digital collections, digital asset management, and web technology. Prior to his current position, he worked for five years as Systems Librarian/Archivist at Historic New England, where he oversaw the launch of the organization's Collections Access Project. He also previously worked as Systems Editor/Library Manager at the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. Dwiggins holds a Masters in History and a Masters of Library and Information Science (archival concentration) from Simmons College, and a Masters in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College. He lives in Stoughton, MA with his wife, three cats, a dog, and a snake.