Information Architect, Collection Information & Access, J. Paul Getty Museum

Los Angeles
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Created: December 10, 2008


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Information Architect, Collection Information & Access, J. Paul Getty Museum

The department of Collection Information & Access at the J. Paul Getty Museum is seeking an Information Architect to oversee the back-end structure, data models, systems and applications used by the Museum to support the management and dissemination of documentation, digital assets, and metadata on the collection and to ensure its accessibility in the networked environment. The Information Architect will lead efforts in restructuring the way information is stored, systems integrated, and data published so as best to ensure efficiency in processes, scalability and sustainability, and resource discovery. This will involve architectural designs, analysis, integration, and strategic direction for how best to manage existing enterprise-wide applications such as collections management, content management and digital asset management systems with other custom grown applications and open source solutions, in addition to overseeing data modeling and strategies that are system independent. The position will be responsible for the maintenance of data models, data dictionaries, and processes; work with technical staff across the Getty to build mechanisms for exchanging data and metadata between repositories; and work closely with user communities for requirements analysis, problem definition and solutions development.

The ideal candidate will utilize standards, best practices, and forward-thinking solutions for structuring the Museum’s information architecture, and be able to provide analysis, documentation, and ROI for strategies. The candidate should have experience in all phases of the software development cycle; understand and be technically proficient in the environments in which software applications operate (i.e. Unix, Windows); have familiarity with semantic technologies including triple stores, natural language processing, and clustering techniques. The candidate should be comfortable with writing technical documentation and design documents, outlining detailed process flow and workflow mappings, have strong analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively work in a team environment.

Requirements: Proven experience working with relational databases (Oracle 10g), SQL Server and using Structured Query Language; familiarity with “C++”, JAVA or similar object-oriented programming language; and proficient at UNIX scripting languages; JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML and XSLT. Working knowledge of ontologies and ontology standards like RDF and concepts associated with the Semantic Web.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Library & Information Science, Information Technology, or related studies required, Master’s preferred. Minimum 8 years of experience in the electronic management of information, and developing, implementing and managing information architecture in a publishing, library, or educational repository environment strongly preferred.

Please email cover letter and resume to indicating in the subject line, "Museum Information Architect /AT." OR send to: The J. Paul Getty Trust, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 400, Los Angeles, Ca 90049-1681 and reference " Museum Information Architect /AT" in your cover letter. No phone calls, please. EOE.


Joseph M. Shubitowski Head, Information Systems Getty Research Institute 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100 Los Angeles CA 90049-1688 Voice: 310-440-6394 Fax: 310-440-7780

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