Data & Database Administrator

New Haven
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Created: February 27, 2013


Reporting to the Director of Information Technology at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Data and Database Specialist develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the Gallery’s collection database while actively ensuring adherence to data standards across the Gallery environment. Using highly developed SQL skills, implements data models, database designs, resolves database performance and capacity issues. Serves as primary resource for a wide-range of museum staff members and departments that use TMS (The Museum System), the collections management database used by the Gallery. Manages the technical and procedural responsibilities to advance the strategic plan for development and future use, and support the ongoing use and maintenance of TMS.

Principal Responsibilities

1. Coordinates the planning and development of new, complex relational databases.
2. Ensures adherence to data standards across the University environment.
3. Develops and documents database procedures and policies and resolves complex protocol deviations in existing databases.
4. Maintains and administers database systems to ensure effective implementation and use of databases including software testing, debugging, and data quality assurance projects.
5. Implements technical solutions including installation, configuration, and resolution of issues with multiple layers of products and technologies.
6. Works directly with University departments to troubleshoot problems, create reports, identify and resolve technical issues. Communicates directly with staff to understand goals and solve user problems.
7. Documents end user's experience, and develops methodologies and assessment techniques that address usability goals.
8. Provides training on database, appropriate use and facilitates user groups.
9. Performs various coding, debugging and unit testing tasks in support of assigned projects.
10. Assists in evaluating University business and administrative processes and needs and develops solutions to technical problems.
11. Assists in developing and implementing database security procedures, including access authorization, logins, and permissions.
12. Applies current programming standards and methodologies to all relevant projects and activities.
13. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1: Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Advanced knowledge and proven ability in database management (Microsoft SQL and SQL based tools).
Required Skill/Ability 3: Knowledge of data standards and formats for description, presentation, and transmission.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

TMS (Gallery Systems) experience and Crystal Reports or similar report writing tool; Experience working in Museum setting; Experience with HTML/XML and Java programming.

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