Experience Design is seeking a McMullan Arts Leadership intern to join their Web Engineering team. The intern will collaborate with a small team of full-stack developers and a product manager on a small project using data from our public API to demonstrate new and creative uses of our public data.
The Web Engineering team is situated within the Experience Design department—a creative studio embedded in the museum. We are a team of designers, developers, and producers, dedicated to human-centered design, rich storytelling, and open access initiatives. With a digital palette that reaches from mobile to in-gallery experiences, we create experiences that open portals to the museum’s and library’s collection.
- Experience collaborating with various teams within the museum
- Learn about and practice working in Agile software project workflows
- Understand how APIs work, build software with APIs, and add functionality to APIs
- Write code in open source code repositories that you’ll be able to share after the internship ends
- Develop a proof of concept of a public-facing tool or feature
- Have opportunities to explore emerging technologies
- Learn how to write technical documentation and track progress on technical projects
- Grow skills in presenting technical projects to a non-technical audience
- Develop mentor relationships with field practitioners
- Build peer-to-peer relationships with fellow interns
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conduct research to explore potential tools to use for implementing code solutions
- Track issues and solutions in our ticketing system, Jira. Work with the team to organize project tasks using the Agile development process.
- Collaborate with designers when working on visual and experiential aspects of the project.
- Communicate with other developers in setting priorities
- Work with the team to identify and get help with solving potential issues.
- Write technical documentation for new features. Present new feature development to internal stakeholders. Potentially write and/or present about the project to an external audience.
- Embrace the museum’s commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable institution; adhere to the museum’s shared values; and treat colleagues and visitors fairly and respectfully. Support institutional initiatives towards transparency via open data and open source code. Help ensure that our content and applications meet or exceed web accessibility standards.
About the McMullan Arts Leadership Internship:
The McMullan Arts Leadership Internship program is part of a museum-wide effort to provide students from diverse backgrounds, including those underrepresented in the museum field, the opportunity to gain experience, career awareness, networks, and skills that will together position them to succeed as future art museum leaders. Those selected join an intern cohort and have access to a range of programs to support their development in addition to their specific departmental placement. Mentorship is provided throughout the intern experience. Interns are also encouraged to remain connected to the museum and to other interns as part of an alumni network.
- Undergraduate or graduate student; recent graduates (within one year of graduation) will also be considered
- Excited to learn new technologies, software systems, and skillsets
- Self-motivated; able to utilize various museum resources available for self-improvement and education
- Detail-oriented, organized, and displays a genuine enthusiasm to learn more about web engineering and design thinking
***Please read through full description on our website, www.artic.edu/careers***
***Applications only accepted only through www.artic.edu/careers***
The application will close on June 15, 2021 at 10:00 PM CDT
The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.