Start Date December 2018
Salary up to €40,000, depending on experience
Contract Fixed term - 2 years, renewable
Employer and Location: Newman House Literary Company, Newman House, 85-86 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
CV’s and cover letter to: [email protected]
Application deadline 5pm, Friday 28th September 2018
About the Museum of Literature Ireland
A partnership between UCD and the National Library, the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) is a new landmark cultural institution in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Picturesquely located on the southside of St Stephen’s Green, the museum draws inspiration from the work of Ireland’s most famous writer James Joyce, as well as celebrating our internationally-renowned literary culture and heritage, inspiring the next generation to create, read and write.
Immersive multimedia and interactive exhibitions on James Joyce and other influential Irish writers, lecture and performance spaces, temporary exhibitions, house and garden tours, a bookshop and garden-level café are set in the spectacular architectural heritage of UCD’s Newman House and its beautiful green surroundings. These public facilities are seamlessly integrated into a stunning suite of refurbished seminar and reception rooms available for small group conferences, meetings and board events, making the museum a truly unique and highly attractive proposition for international visitors and locals alike.
About the Role
We are looking for a passionate and energetic digital professional to serve as Digital Media Manager in the most significant new addition to Ireland’s cultural landscape. This is a role that involves a pre-opening period of 6 months, and offers a rare and exciting opportunity to help build the digital media function of a major cultural institution from the ground up.
The digital media department sits at the heart of the museum, operating both as a “digital museum within the museum” (programming primarily online exhibitions, commissioning new artistic work and projects from digitally-native artists etc), and as a significant influence on the curatorial practice of the ‘physical’ museum.
Our vision for [email protected] is to create a truly boundary-pushing and digitally native team within the museum, promoting a shared “digital mindset”, exploring new technologies in collaboration with leading tech companies and academics, developing new audiences and bringing digital content to those audiences ‘where they are’, while further realising the artistic and literary potential of the digital space in a manner that is both exciting, open, iconoclastic, accessible and democratic.
• Successfully implement and continuously develop the Museum’s digital strategy
• Create and lead initiatives to embed a “digital mindset” within the museum
• Manage and develop the museum’s local/international digital reputation and presence
• Manage and continuously improve SEO strategy to increase engagement with MoLI’s digital platforms
• Manage the maintenance, preservation and archiving of the museum’s digital assets & resources
Digital Curation/Digital Humanities
• Manage and curate the museum’s digital activity, including online exhibitions and projects, new digital/online commissions, and digital aspects of exhibitions in the physical museum space
• Manage and continuously develop the museum website, www.moli.ie, as both a customer portal and online exhibition space
• Develop, manage and co-curate the museum’s digital radio station
• Oversee all digital projects, including the development of online exhibitions, video content, live broadcasts, podcasts, and digital components of exhibitions in the physical museum space;
• Initiate digital programming, commissioning and research partnerships with cultural/ educational/arts institutions and practitioners worldwide
Audience & Partnership Development
• Work with the senior administrative team to develop digital campaigns for MoLI’s exhibition and events programmes
• Oversee a strategic approach to the use of social media, including channels such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram etc to continuously grow MoLI’s digital footprint and digital reputation worldwide
• Work with the Development Manager, identify sources of funding for digital projects, both within the cultural and academic spheres
• Successfully position MoLI as a public partner on Digital Humanities research projects within UCD, nationally and internationally
Digital Ecosystem Management
• Develop and implement a revenue-focussed E-commerce strategy for MoLI
• Be the main point of call/support at MoLI for all digital matters
• Budgetary management of all digital projects
• Such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director.
This busy and exciting role requires a combination of creative thinking and hands-on technical ability, matched with a strong interest in the arts, digital content and a commitment to public engagement.
• A minimum of 4 years’ relevant professional experience in the field of digital humanities, cultural heritage, the arts, media or similar environments
• A proven track record in web/digital environments
• Working knowledge of online analytics tools
• Project management experience with digital projects, online publishing, mobile apps, PPC campaigns and email marketing campaign systems
• Working knowledge of one or more content management systems
• Hands-on experience of successfully managing an organisation’s digital reputation and presence across multiple platforms and for multiple audiences
• An excellent understanding of social media across multiple platforms incl. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc
• Polished communication skills, and an ability to communicate complex technical matters in a clear in concise manner for other non-technical stakeholders and colleagues
• An excellent working knowledge of audio/video hardware and software – DSLR cameras, audio recording equipment, a/v post production, Adobe Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro etc
• An ability to adapt to (and troubleshoot) new systems and technologies
• A commitment to continuous personal development, in skills and intellectual terms
• Experience managing budgets and project finances
• Flexible manner, ability to work individually and as part of a multi-disciplinary management team
• An instinctive ability to think creatively – to try, fail, learn, and try again
• A strong passion for literature/the arts
• Educated to degree or higher level in Digital Humanities or a related field
• Design experience / working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and XML
• A strong grasp of branding and brand management across multiple platforms
• Line management experience
Applications are by CV, with a cover letter, to [email protected] before 5pm, Friday 28th September, 2018