Science Gallery International is looking for an experienced digital project manager to work on the next generation of our web and CRM infrastructure.
This is a contract role between 6-9 months in duration and 3-5 days per week.
Science Gallery is a new kind of non-profit space where science and art collide - a porous membrane between the university and the city. Primarily oriented towards young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 years old, Science Gallery develops an ever-changing programme of exhibitions, events and experiences on broad themes linking science, technology and the arts. To date, Science Gallery exhibitions have ranged from light to love and from contagion to the future of the human species. The diverse and provocative programme encourages people to discover, express and pursue their interests in a friendly, sociable environment. Since opening in 2008, Science Gallery has attracted over one million visitors and rated amongst the top ten free cultural attractions in Ireland.
Following the success of Science Gallery Dublin (SGD), and significant international interest in this new model of engaging young adults with science, technology and innovation, Science Gallery has received support from Google to launch the Global Science Gallery Network (GSGN). The GSGN is envisioned as a network of eight Science Gallery locations developed in partnership with leading universities (network members) in urban centres worldwide by 2020. In addition to Dublin and London, cities where Science Gallery projects are being considered include New York, Bangalore, Singapore and Melbourne. To realise this ambition, Science Gallery has established Science Gallery International (SGI), a charitable organisation that is driving the development of the GSGN with limited seed funding.
The project manager will work on the detailed scoping, project management and delivery of a mission-critical work package. The project will build on the significant experience, assets and technical resources built up by Science Gallery and its staff over five years of successful operation in Dublin to deliver a multi-domain hosting infrastructure incorporating the following requirements:
- An audience-facing website customisable by each member of the network using core themes, subthemes and modules (current Science Gallery website using Drupal 7 is viewable at sciencegallery.com).
- An internal GSGN knowledge sharing solution.
- An integrated CRM solution with a central network-wide database for managing and communicating with all Science Gallery contacts/community, including exhibition participants (artists/scientists), curators, subscribers, all types of members, Leonardos, board members, etc (currently using CiviCRM 4 integrated with Drupal 7).
- A data policy that supports these systems in a legal, ethical, transparent and workable manner.
The project will also involve the compilation of significant content relating to core processes to be transferred to new GSGN members.
The Project Manager will work collaboratively with the internal project leader, with the following top-level deliverables:
- A full project plan including detailed scope, timelines and budget.
- Tenders/functional specification documents for all third-party requirements.
- Ultimately, managing all core project workstreams to completion.
These deliverables encompass the following responsibilities:
- Develop a detailed project scope.
- Develop a comprehensive and detailed project plan incorporating project timelines, detailed budgets, workstreams, supplier requirements, schedules, tasks, deliverables, and reviews for multiple, distributed parties internal to and external to Science Gallery.
- Manage the project with full responsibility for keeping the project within scope, agreed timelines and agreed budget.
- Manage project scope to ensure successful execution on business and creative requirements while remaining within project budget and delivering on time.
- Identify and troubleshoot potential project roadblocks.
- Act as main day-to-day liaison with all project suppliers.
- Develop functional specifications, tenders and contracts for procurement as required.
- Schedule, attend and document project team meetings as required and provide status updates to internal stakeholders on a regular basis.
- Facilitate strategic and creative workshops with internal stakeholders (Programming, Marketing and communications, technical, operational, retail and front of house) where necessary to deliver structured input and content for the project.
- Determine content requirements. Plan, edit and manage digital content required
- Ensure copyright permission and clearance of photos and videos for site with curatorial or outside video team.
- Create and document workflows where necessary.
- Undertake primary background research where necessary.
The selected project manager will have:
- Proven, demonstrable project management record, with particular emphasis on digital projects.
- Experience of writing functional & technical specifications as well as extensive experience of creating detailed sitemaps and wireframes.
- Demonstrated fluency with and knowledge of social media.
- Experience managing agencies and third parties.
- Experience of managing digital and website development projects with large groups of distributed stakeholders and project team members.
- Strong knowledge of all phases of web development from concept to information architecture to design, UX, development, testing and QA - and including SEO, SEM, PPC and Analytics.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with superb attention to detail.
- Ability to work equally as part of a team and independently as required.
- A basic understanding of web technologies, video/photo formats, digital archiving, CMS environments, CRM systems, understanding of cross-browser issues and social media platform integration.
- A flexible, reliable, committed and good humoured attitude.
Other desirable attributes
- Experience in selecting and implementing appropriate project management methodologies (Agile/Waterfall etc) and project management software (Basecamp, Microsoft Project, etc.).
- 5+ years work experience in a related field; candidates with experience working in digital agencies, media, museums, art galleries, the performing arts, cultural organisations are especially encouraged to apply.
- An ability to input on strategic development of digital projects
- Experience managing and tracking the workflow of digital project and coordinating the efforts of a creative team, including digital art directors, creative and media managers, web traffic and search specialists, development teams and technical staff.
- An interest in and knowledge of art, science, technology, design or engineering preferred.
- Working knowledge of Google Apps (Docs/Drive/Spreadsheets/etc).
If you’re interested in working with Science Gallery International on this project, please send an introductory email with an overview of your skills/experience and any relevant links to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on March 6th 2013.
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