Senior Manager, Digital Content

The newly-created position of Senior Manager, Digital Content for the Hammer Museum is charged with building and collaborating with a dynamic team to expand the Museum’s online presence and extend its reach to diverse audiences in compelling and strategic ways; to envision the future of digital media and technology use for the Museum; and to impact the field of museums at large. The Senior Manager sets policy for, develops, oversees, and manages public-facing, educational, and content-driven technologies, as well as creative multimedia initiatives and content across multiple platforms, which include but are not limited to the Museum’s website, social media, mobile experiences, and digital public interaction/signage. The Senior Manager will also lead the development and production of content in these areas, including image, audio, and video content.

 

Responsibilities include producing original content to be distributed across digital platforms; collaborating with curatorial and programming staff on adapting exhibition- and program-related content for digital platforms; ensuring delivery of content to all of the Museum’s media; managing digital projects to successful completion; and working closely with technology staff to ensure that technologies and multimedia are optimally deployed to support the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, programs, and related activities.

 

Requirements: minimum of 5 years’ experience managing digital media, with broad knowledge of websites, social media, mobile experiences, digital public interaction/signage, and other digital content and platforms; minimum of 3 years’ experience working within a museum or other nonprofit arts organization; deep understanding of current and emerging technologies as well as a sophisticated and nuanced view of cultural and technology trends; skill and experience with digital audio/video production and editing, including working knowledge of processes and knowledge of tools such as Final Cut and iMovie; experience with technical and user issues related to database administration and digital asset management (DAM) systems such as NetXposure. Preferred: BA or MA in communications, journalism, information technology, education, art, art history, multimedia, museum studies, film/video, or a related field.

 

Application: please email resume, cover letter, and salary history to resumes@hammer.ucla.edu and include ” Senior Manager, Digital Content ” 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. This is a renewable contract position.

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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.

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