Web Developer, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

We have an opening for a full-time Web Developer who will work with the Design, Publishing, and New Media team to produce and implement design solutions for online and on-site digital projects. They will design, build, and maintain content and systems for visitor-facing platforms onsite (iPads, screens, digital signage, etc.) and online (MCA websites, social media channels, etc); work with back-end developers to integrate front-end and back-end code, ensuring design integrity; collaborate with designers to implement pixel-perfect code; and be responsible for user interface design, mockup, and build-out. They will also design, prototype, and build user-centered websites and applications for mobile devices that are consistent with the museum’s identity; participate in user-centered research through usability testing, interviews, usage analysis, and rapid prototyping; and make daily updates and improvements to the MCA website to maintain accuracy and consistency. To be successful in this role, you must:

  • Have the passion to continuously research and learn new methods and technologies to provide a variety of the latest solutions in an arts-oriented environment that puts an emphasis on esthetically-appealing, content-rich presentations.
  • Possess excellent written/verbal communication skills, ability to multi-task and work under deadline pressure while maintaining acute attention to detail.
  • Be able to effectively work as part of the design team.

Desired qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Web Design/Development, Computer Science or a related field, five years professional experience in web design, with a strong emphasis on code level design and development and:

  • Expert knowledge and proven experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, HTML5, CSS, jQuery/JavaScript, Swift / Objective-C, and PHP.
  • Experience with open source content management systems (such as WordPress) and API integration.
  • Adept at utilizing web technologies such as Node.JS, Ruby on Rails, and tools such as React and Kirby.
  • Strong knowledge of web development best practices, responsive design, UI/UX, and modern web design trends is necessary, and an understanding of WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines a plus.
  • Must have a basic understanding of digital media file types, compression, and implementation on digital platforms.
  • Knowledge of server-side languages such as Django and database management systems desirable.

This is a full-time position with a schedule of Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, and with evening and weekend hours if needed. Ability to operate office equipment, spend long periods of time working on a computer screen, and general mobility throughout all museum properties is required.

Interested? APPLY NOW https://mcachicago.org/About/Employment


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About Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

I work with video, sound, and digital platforms to develop narratives for artists, communities or organizations. At the Museum of Contemporary Art I oversee production of content and its distribution across platforms for various end goals, from educational to commercial. I enjoy discussing the potential of production and distribution methods to re-think how (and why) we produce various forms of digital content in context of the museum.