Indiana University Bloomington, 107 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN
User Experience Developer
The department of University Collections in the Office of the Vice President for Research was created in 2018 to ensure proper stewardship of library, museum, and archival collections throughout the Indiana University system. University Collections will open the Collections, Teaching, Research and Exhibition Center in 2022. The Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA), formed by the merging of the world-class collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures and Glenn Black Laboratory, will open its newly renovated facility in spring 2023.
The User Experiences Developer will assist the department of University Collections and the Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA) in implementing online, database, and museum technology projects. The position will report the University Collections Information Technology Leader.
The User Experiences Developer will assist the Information Technology Leader in developing and executing digital infrastructure for a university-wide Content Management System (CMS) and web portal that will support collections metadata, storage, and online discoverability; work on day-to-day software implementation activities between software vendor Collective Access, UITS, and University Collections; write computer code needed to customize Collective Access software according to different collections’ needs; and monitor and problem solve software implementation and web interface issues.
The User Experiences Developer will also provide technical support for University Collections and IUMAA building equipment, including operating and troubleshooting interactive gallery audiovisual systems; create user-centered front-end software interfaces for museum-installed gallery technology; and assist University Collections and IUMAA staff in problem solving relevant technological issues.
In addition, this position will assist in maintaining and updating University Collections’ and IUMAA’s websites and provide ongoing maintenance and care for collections-related digital infrastructure, including digitization, metadata creation, and online discoverability concerns.
Bachelor’s Degree in museum informatics or equivalent computer science degree
2 years of programming and database, or related experience
Demonstrated understanding of collections and museum needs
- Proficient communication skills.
- Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
- Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
- Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
- Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
- Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
- Highly thorough and dependable.
- Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Questions about the position should be directed to the supervisor, Gary Motz: firstname.lastname@example.org