Hi all -
The Hammer Museum, in Los Angeles (part of UCLA) is hiring an Associate
Director, Technology. I am happy to discuss the position with anyone who is
interested - just email me at sedwa...@hammer.ucla.edu or susan...@gmail.com.
I collaborate closely with this role; it does not report to me.

We need someone who can oversee the

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The Associate Director, Technology directs and oversees all technology
activities and initiatives at the Hammer Museum, an art museum and cultural
center affiliated with UCLA consisting of approximately 105 full time
employees and an annual operating budget in excess of $24M. The Associate
Director works as a functional leader and technical expert for the Museum,
with oversight and collaboration from the Deputy Director, Finance,
Operations & Administration.

The incumbent leads the development and execution of an institution-wide
digital and technology strategy. This includes identifying, prioritizing,
scoping, budgeting, scheduling, and managing the technology-based
initiatives and solutions that support the Museum's mission, curatorial
efforts, operations, and long-range plans, while also enhancing employee
productivity and the Museum's overall efficiency. Strong project management
skills are essential to lead interdepartmental teams (sometimes with
limited technological experience) and produce high-quality projects on time
and on budget. The Associate Director, Technology provides regular
consultation, communication, and reporting to the Deputy Director, Finance,
Operations & Administration; and Museum staff at all levels surrounding
technology initiatives, schedules, and budgets.

The Associate Director, Technology leads the Technology team and manages
the Museum's technology budget. This includes direct supervision of
full-time IT staff and the full-time AV Technical Director, who manages the
planning, staffing, and production of the technological elements of
exhibitions, programs, and events. Working with this team, the incumbent
leads the development and implementation all technology policies,
procedures, protocols, and workflows. He/she is responsible for developing,
rigorously monitoring, and providing functional cost-benefit analysis of
the technology budget as well as for projected spending and payback cycles
on proposed initiatives.

The Associate Director, Technology is responsible for the strategic
development and maintenance of the Museum's technology and communication
infrastructure. This includes the network, servers, cloud-based and other
systems, email server and exchange, telephones, contracts, equipment,
software, and systems. A rolling five-year plan of replacement schedules,
software upgrades, and other strategic investments is to be developed to
guide planning, inform budgeting, and position the Museum as a leader in
the cultural sector. Long-range, business continuity, and disaster plans
will be updated and/or implemented to ensure the Museum's preparedness well
into the future.

The Associate Director, Technology develops, manages, and oversees the
delivery of a client-centric service, training, and support model. This
includes a helpdesk to support the work of the entire Museum, ensuring
staff are properly equipped to work in the most efficient manner. This
involves working closely with employees to resolve complex technical issues
and addressing requests in a professional, thorough, and timely manner. The
incumbent proactively identifies and continuously develops, adapts, and
promotes technology strategies that enable staff to accomplish their work.
He/she serves as a key resource and liaison to client teams across the
Museum in the provisioning of technology equipment, software, and services.
The incumbent professionally interacts and serves as technology liaison
with all outside vendors, internal clients, and campus technology
departments to ensure that the Museum's needs and project visions are
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