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2008
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Rhizome Seeks a Director Of Technology

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POSTED BY: Lauren Cornell | Thu May 8th, 2008 1:39 p.m.

We seek an exceptionally smart, responsible, forward-thinking individual to develop and maintain the systems and interfaces that drive our web site and various channels of participation and outreach. The successful candidate will have a penchant for inventiveness, a creative vision for Rhizome's technology strategy, be willing to take on a leadership position and demonstrate a long-term commitment to the job.

This is a ~30 hours/week position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application deadline: June 11th, 2008

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Set strategy for overall technology development, in collaboration with Rhizome staff and Board
+ Develop features to support creation and viewing of user generated content
+ Management and leadership of a community-based website
+ Build and support website and newsletter publishing of editorial content
+ Manage mailings to editorial and marketing mailing lists
+ Maintain indexing and searching of website content
+ Monitor and adminster web and database servers
+ Provide technical support to users, members, and staff
+ Manage technology assistant and web production interns

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
+ Understanding of trends and directions in web development and participatory culture
+ Demonstrated interest in art
+ 2 years experience in Linux systems administration, including: Apache, SSL, Majordomo, Sendmail
+ Expert webmaster skills (HTML, CSS, Photoshop, etc.)
+ Expert skill level in PHP and Javascript
+ Significant experience and skills in information architecture and interface design
+ Significant experience in MySQL database design and administration

Email coverletter and cv to dtsearch@rhizome.org; no calls, no faxes.

About Rhizome
Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs, many of which happen online, include commissions, exhibitions, events, discussion, archives and portfolios. We support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media.

Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art and based out of their office in New York City.

http://www.rhizome.org

http://www.newmuseum.org

Link:
http://rhizome.org