briancors (briancors) wrote in u_of_m,

NOW HIRING: Drupal/Flash Web Developer [Contractor]

Drupal with Flash/AJAX Integration Designer

The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) currently has the need for a web developer who specializes in designing Drupal themes that incorporate Flash and AJAX elements.

In the spring of 2009 UMMA will re-open a $41.9 million renovated and expanded facility that will more than double its current size and truly transform the 60-year old Museum - with dramatically expanded collections and exhibitions galleries, educational spaces to serve multiple audiences concurrently, state-of-the-art art storage and conservation, and new visitor services and amenities. UMMA has committed itself to fostering a visitor-directed experience of the visual arts, one that includes layered multimedia approaches, features a wide variety of voices, viewpoints, and narratives, and seeks to connect the visual to the performing arts and to lived experience.

One element in this new approach is a new model for the provision of object access to hundreds of additional treasures installed in "open-storage" galleries. Open-storage will include some 900 works of art in multiple locations throughout the newly expanded museum, as well as web-based access to the entirety of UMMA's collections in digital form.

Working towards this effort, UMMA has been developing web-based utilities allowing users to browse the objects in open storage and integrate a branded version of the Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) search utility that allows users to search the entire collection. We will need someone who is able to take the elements that are currently in place and bring them together with a cohesive look and feel, and provide a visually seamless experience for the end user.

Applicants should have demonstrated experience developing Drupal Blocks, Pages, Templates and Views that have integrated Flash and AJAX elements as well as a comprehensive understanding of the Drupal theme engine.

- This work is for an independent contractor with a proven ability to complete projects on time and on budget.
- Work should commence by mid January and conclude by the end of February
- Compensation negotiable based on experience and credentials

Skills required:
-Drupal, CSS, XML, XSLT, AJAX, Flash

Please provide cover letter, resume, and web portfolio to the UMMA InfoTech department.
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