Network and Applications Manager

Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens (www.hillwoodmuseum.org), in northwest Washington, D.C., is the former residence of Marjorie Merriweather Post one of the 20th Century’s most successful business women and philanthropists.  Today, Hillwood’s campus greets more than 70,000 visitors per year to the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, one of Washington’s most important historic homes and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy.

Hillwood has brought advanced technology to the forefront of its operations, including incorporation into its overall Strategic Plan.  From public wifi to advanced digital asset management, a new open-source Website/CMS to dedicated social media staff,  to engagement with the Google Cultural Institute.  Hillwood is an excellent home for the technologist with broad interests and inspiration, knowledge and experience, ready to help propel this important cultural institution into its future

The Network and Applications Manager is responsible for assuring that Hillwood’s technology infrastructure, including servers, internal and external telecommunications for video, audio and voice, information storage, applications and their interoperability, and other technology resources are installed, maintained, and backed-up so as to reliably and effectively meet museum staff and public needs. This position requires, in partnership with the IT Manager, to whom it reports,  frequent and proactive engagement with all levels of staff to help ascertain, anticipate, and identify solutions and resources to meet their needs.

Reports to: Information Technology Manager

For complete information and application process see http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/node/597

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About Leonard Steinbach

Leonard Steinbach is a technology and strategic planning consultant to museums internationally and recently completed an appointment as Visiting Fellow at City University of Hong Kong. He also teaches The Business of Museums in the Graduate Museum Studies Program of Johns Hopkins University. His career includes CIO positions at The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NYC). He is a past president of Museum Computer Network (MCN), long-time member of the Horizon Report – Museum Edition Advisory Board, and has served on the Boards of many cultural organizations.. His publications include “Analyzing Return on Investment…. Process of Champions” in AAM’s The Digital Museum – A Think Guide (2007) and more recently, “3D or Not 3D – Is that a question? “ published in Curator — The Museum Journal (Jan 2011). Steinbach speaks frequently at various museum conferences, most recently at Museums and the Web – Asia (2012), and MCN-Taiwan (2012).

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