Visual Technologist

  • Deadline:
    Sept. 30, 2014, midnight
  • Location:
    University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 14627, US

Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 Art & Art History Col

Visual Technologist
Job ID 184459

Responsibilities Include:

Providing technology support to the ongoing design and development of born-digital projects such as data visualizations, architectural reconstruction, and GIS Mapping, including guidance on standards, best-practices and technological possibilities to Art and Art History (AAH) faculty and undergraduates and Visual and Cultural Studies graduate students. Close interaction with students and faculty will be needed to best understand and advise what forms of technology will best suit their needs.
Recommending technologies for the design and development of Digital Humanities Labs for Art History and Studio classes and educating students and faculty on the use of multimedia formats, including audio, video, and 3-D modeling. These may include building databases, architectural reconstructions, and on-line galleries.
Helping facilitate relations between AAH Faculty and Students and Rettner Hall. This includes guidance with software and hardware as well as installation and maintenance of artwork and other digital projects such as 3-D modeling, data visualization, on-line curation, and multimedia publishing into their own research and teaching.
Maintaining a superior knowledge of Internet, database, and programming technologies, both software and hardware, by attending seminars, classes, and conferences; visiting relevant Internet sites; reviewing current literature, and making recommendations to faculty and students on ways to utilize these tools.
Technical Qualifications, Requirements, and Experience (Required)

Bachelor degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience (5+ years). MFA preferred.
Significant experience and expertise with multiple programming and scripting languages (i.e. Java, JDBC, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, etc.)
Drupal and/or other Website CMS
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
Multimedia Production and development, including 3-D modeling
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders
Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a high degree of accountability
Technical Qualifications, Requirements, and Experience (Preferred)

Familiarity with instructional Best Practices
Ability to run tutorials to teach students and faculty how to use hardware and software
Familiarity with Ink Jet Printing and ICC profiles management
Familiarity with AJAX Technologies (Javascript, Google Web Toolkit, rss, json)
Coldfusion, SQL
Storage and management of metadata – Dublin Core, MARC

All applicants must apply online.

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