The Yale Center for British Art seeks a Head of Information Technology as a key member of the Center’s senior team dedicated to transforming online access and research in British Art, working closely with other major collections of British Art and study centers in the field, particularly the Center’s sister institution, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London. The Yale Center for British Art holds the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, and collaborates internationally on research projects and innovative technical solutions to support them. The Center seeks to continue to be a leader in the provision of open access to images and the development of linked open data solutions to enable a more efficient and sustainable research environment.

The Head of IT provides research computing support to the Center by keeping abreast of emerging technologies for the dissemination of collections data. In collaboration with other departments at the Center, the Head of IT supports and develops an information architecture that allows collection-based datasets to be efficiently shared with online users, and programmatically contributed to data aggregators and the Semantic Web.

This position currently manages two direct reports who provide overall technical support and system administration for TMS (the Museum System), and indirectly manages one desktop support specialist. It is envisioned that the successful candidate for Head of IT will redefine the scope and responsibilities of the YCBA IT staff. This position will also assist the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration with managing technical services provided by Yale ITS. The staff of the following departments will be key internal contacts to the Head of IT: Collections Information and Access, Library and Archives, Public Relations, and Imaging Services.

To view the full job description or to apply, see requisition number 33998BR at http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/application/external/index.html

Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass
Collections Data Manager
Collections Information & Access Department
Yale Center for British Art
http://britishart.yale.edu
203-410-4069
http://britishart.yale.edu/collections/using-collections/technology

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