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Japanese American National Museum Job Posting Web Technologist Full-Time/
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute and AAM accredited, the Japanese
American National Museum (www.janm.org) is recognized as one of the
nation’s premier cultural museums.
The National Museum is located adjacent to the new Metro Gold Line in the
historic Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood
that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new
restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.
The Web Technologist is responsible for technical aspects of the National
Museum’s dynamic web applications.
The Web Technologist works closely with the Web unit and other staff to
maintain the institution’s websites, primarily: janm.org,
DiscoverNikkei.org, and ncdemocracy.org; and provide support for other web
projects: blog.janm.org, janmstore.com, and remembrance-project.com. The
Web Technologist develops technical strategies and plans for the
institution’s web presence, and finds or develops tools to enhance its
Bachelors degree preferred, at least 4 years of experience working with
dynamic web applications and 2 years administering web servers. Willingness
to learn and apply new skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize is
essential. Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent
organizational skills and be detail oriented. Act on own initiative to
educate oneself and seek out solutions to technical issues. Demonstrate
commitment and flexibility at all times in order to ensure high quality
service. Knowledge of Japanese American/Nikkei history and culture a plus.
Ability to use internet-based tools to enhance collaboration with team
members and website users.
The following skills are required: Solid grasp of Python, PHP, SQL, XHTML,
servers. Knowledge of basic graphic design, page layout, and image
optimization. Understanding of website architecture, usability issues, and
browser peculiarities. Understanding of internationalization (i18n)
Experience using Django or other web frameworks and customizing open-source
CMS software such as Drupal and MediaWiki.
The following skills are considered useful and preferred: Git or other
version control system; Redmine or other web-based project management
software; RSS and podcasting.
Visit www.janm.org for more information and application form. EOE.
Benefits: M, D, V, FSA, ERISA 403(b), 12 holidays, sick/vacation time,
parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.
Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary history &
Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
Re: Web Technologist
100 N. Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax (213) 830-5673
No Phone Calls Please
Open until filled
from LA Culture Net