Digital Experience Producer | Austin, TX
State Preservation Board (SPB)
Digital Experience Producer
Job Type: Full Time - 40 hours weekly, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Posting Dates: December 13th, 2021 - Until Closed
Hiring Rate: $5,300.00 - $5,500.00 / monthly
The Bullock Texas State History Museum immerses visitors in Texas history and culture through a variety of exhibitions, films, and events serving over 500,000 visitors a year on-site and on-line. A dynamic educational institution accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Bullock Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board (TSPB). For additional information about TSPB and the Bullock Museum please see: http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/ and https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/.
medical, dental, vision and other insurances, a defined benefit pension and 401K retirement plans, un-paid parental leave, flexible spending and dependent care accounts options, telework up to two days per week (with approval after a successful probationary period), free on-site parking and free Museum Membership.
The Digital Experience Producer develops, scripts, creates, designs, produces, implements and maintains digital-based interactive environment experiences for Museum exhibitions and programs, including, but not limited to gallery interactives, podcasts, social media postings, mini-documentaries and theater experiences. Reporting to the Museum’s Deputy Director of Interpretation and collaborating with the interpretation team, the Senior Digital Experience Producer evaluates and supports existing projects including oversight of technical issues in operations, and develops new projects through design, research, and content creation. Serving as a member of the Museum’s leadership team, they advocate for and focus on the user experience and smooth interaction between visitors, content and exhibition technologies. The Senior Digital Experience Producer also works closely with the website manager on institutional website design to ensure web content is up to date and accessible, and leads prototyping, testing, and evaluation of website and digital media initiatives. The position works closely with all Museum departments, including Communications, the Agency’s Information Technology team, and Operations, utilizing excellent communication skills and well-researched recommendations. Their goal is to ensure that digital content, including the website, virtual live and on-demand learning programs, and affiliate digital projects, is accessible and engaging, meeting the mission and goals of the Museum. They also invest in and contribute to a work environment that values the Museum's core values of Leadership, Excellence, Accessibility, Diversity, Engagement and Relevance. *Must be able to work with museum's 360 dayper-year schedule and may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays, including on short notice.
Essential Job Duties: For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, he or she must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Leads planning for and generates content, interactive media, video, audio, in-gallery interactives, and other resources that engage target audiences. Maximizes visibility of and participation in Museum technologies, user-generated projects, digital media programs, and the website, continually seeking to broaden and expand audiences statewide, and connect to museum visitors.
• Oversees digital content production to ensure its consistency, accuracy, performance, relevance, and timeliness.
• Explores and creates digital media and website approaches to communicate the relevance of Texas history to users of all ages and capabilities.
• Works with the Interpretation team to script original text for digital projects, and adapts existing text — artifact labels, film and program descriptions, descriptions of exhibitions, other historical content — for digital experiences.
• Supervises quality control for design, updates, and specifications of all museum media interactives, hardware, and software, and leads digital project evaluation efforts to monitor and make recommendations based on data provided through various analytics tools and user feedback.
• Works with the website’s content management system (CMS) and advises on the Museum’s collections management system using appropriate technical and search engine optimization standards.
• Leads user generated content initiatives and works with support from the website manager. Serves as project manager for assigned department projects, tracking assignments and milestones, monitoring project contractors and interns, as well as helping maintain the department’s budgets, schedules, calendars, and resources.
• Assists with annual departmental budget preparation and cost analysis
• Displays sound judgment and effective interpersonal skills; communicating plainly on complex Web and Digital Media projects.
• Remains abreast and complies with all applicable safety rules, regulations, standards and emergency procedures. Plans and performs work with safety and security front of mind. Continuously assesses safety conditions to ensure individual and workplace safety and safety of visitors and staff. Promotes visitor safety and building and systems security. Assists with building evacuation if necessary.
• Regular prompt attendance is an essential job duty for all State Preservation Board positions.
• Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the agency and its employees and in accordance with the agency's ethical standards. Adheres to all agency policies and procedures.
• Performs all other related duties as assigned. May occasionally be required to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
• Performs all other duties assigned.
The successful candidate will be a college graduate in computer science, web or game development, engineering, or a related field with experience portfolio highlighting their creation of successful digital projects designed for user accessibility. A five (5) year minimum of related experience may be considered as a substitute for the degree requirement. Successful candidate must also have demonstrated success in team work and interactive application design and production, including digital prototyping and UI and UX design principles, and experience with A/V control systems programming and maintenance, and electrical load safety standards. Must work well under pressure and be detailed-oriented. This position may require regular evening, night and/or weekend work, including work on short notice. Texas state driver’s license and safe driving record are required.
**If offered an interview, candidates will be requested to submit a digital portfolio with two interactive design projects they designed and produced, one A/V maintenance project, and short descriptions of their involvement with each portfolio project.
To Apply: Submit a fully completed State of Texas application to the SPB by:
Email: TSPB.firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (512) 463-3372
Mail or in person: 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, TX, 78701
For an application see: http://www.tspb.texas.gov/spb/employ/employ.html, the Agency Intranet or call: (512) 463-5495.
**All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application.**
All applications must be received by the SPB by the closing date for consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
State Job Title: Program Supervisor III Classification: 1582 Salary Group: B-19
Military Occupational Specialty Codes (MOS): Army: 25B Information Technology Specialist; Navy/Coast Guard: IT Information Systems Technician; Marines: 0673 Applications Developer; AF: 3D0X2/4 Cyber/Comp Systems Operations
Veterans with other related MOS or additional duties pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply. Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs. Go to www.texasskillstowork.com to translate your military work experience and training into civilian job terms, qualifications and skill sets or for additional Military Crosswalk information go to http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
The State Preservation Board is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, or Veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAA), if you require reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's ADA Coordinator at (512) 463- 3633.
At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 are required to register with the Selective Service and may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The State Preservation Board uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.