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Digital Specialist, Front-End Designer/Developer

  • Exploratorium
  • 10/29/20
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 94111
  • TBD / Yearly
  • Full-Time
The Online Media (OM) group is a team of creative thinkers and makers that designs, develops, and maintains the Exploratorium website, online experiences, and mobile applications that support the Exploratoriums mission of igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. As a member of this team, the Digital Specialist is responsible for design and development of new projects and ongoing support for the Exploratoriums website. Responsibilities include designing and developing educational web resources and web content. The candidate should have strong visual and UX design abilities, intermediate web content development skills, and demonstrated proficiency with common web page markup languages. The Digital Specialist position is located in the Online Media group within the Exhibits & Media Studio and reports directly to the Director of Online Media.

o Under supervision of project leadership, develop, and maintain digital experiences, resources, and software for online platforms including websites and applications, web publishing content management system customizations (Drupal & WordPress), and mobile applications.
o Pursue best practices in technology and workflow.
Idea Generation: Contribute innovative ideas to a team creating diverse digital products.
Iteration: Incorporate feedback from visitors, evaluators, and other staff to improve products
Collaboration: Cooperatively and creatively work with scientists, artists, educators, researchers, writers, graphic designers, web developers, project managers, project directors, and other staff.
Documentation: Document project/product development and designs, and create product user guides.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelors degree in conceptual design, interactive multimedia, user experience design, visual arts, or other related field, or equivalent experience.
Minimum 4 years experience designing and/or developing websites or applications, preferably in a museum or informal education environment.
Demonstrated proficiency developing web content including web pages and interactives with HTML5 and CSS3.
Development experience with Drupal, Wordpress or other content management systems.
Experience with user-centered design methods.
Proficiency with software development processes including analysis, design, prototyping, debugging, and testing.
Ability to collaborate as part of an effective team.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated documentation creation / revision skills.
Strong analytical abilities.
Willingness to learn new programming languages and tools.

Experience with server-side programming languages (PHP).
Experience with common open-source Javascript frameworks and tools.
Proficiency working with commercial and open-source APIs and software libraries.
Experience using source code control with Git and remote repository management.
Experience using VPNs and secure file transfer protocols.

This position is open until filled

This is a regular, full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt, union position that includes benefits. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page.

The Exploratorium is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity, inclusion and respect. We welcome and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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