The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is a national museum dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. It is the first national museum in Canada to be built outside the National Capital Region. Located in the heart of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the CMHR rises from the Prairie earth at The Forks, which has been a meeting place for over six thousand years.
The CMHR delivers an immersive, interactive and memorable experience for visitors of every background, age and ability. Each visitor has access to a fully reinvented museum experience that reflects a design approach that sets new Canadian and world standards for inclusion and universal accessibility.
We are seeking talented individuals who are motivated to share their passion and commitment to join our team. Together, we aim to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others, and to encourage reflection and dialogue.
Purpose of Position
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is centered around the idea that respect and understanding of human rights can serve as a positive force for change in the world. The Web Developer will collaborate with others in the organization to support our collective efforts to build a workplace culture that is inclusive, equitable, innovative and focused on inspiring action.
Reporting to the Manager, Digital Platforms, the Web Developer is part of the digital team that develops and implements digital strategies aligned with corporate priorities and needs rooted in research and development, maintenance and support, and delivery of innovative software projects that encourage and support the engagement of diverse remote and in-gallery audiences. In addition to addressing functional and technical development, navigation, information architecture, style sheets, accessibility, and the publication of the web site’s presentation layer, the Web Developer ensures the web front end interacts with underlying web and IT systems (such as databases and content management systems).
The incumbent works within the emerging and rapidly changing media and technology fields and is required to continuously stay abreast of industry trends. The incumbent will be a strong and thoughtful communicator, critical thinker and innovator, and will bring a collaborative approach to their role.
- Contributes to a culture that promotes respect, equity, inclusion and innovation, and models anti- racist and accountable
- Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team of software developers, designers, and other staff to design, develop, code, test, and document new highly accessible digital media, web, and exhibit applications while maintaining a high level of client service and
- Provides web maintenance activities and services related to content, interface data entry and
- Develops engaging and inclusive digital experiences for in-gallery and remote audiences using innovative technology and digital storytelling
- Defines, leads, and participates in user, accessibility, and acceptance testing for Museum
- Conducts requirements gathering through observation, analytical analysis, and stakeholder
- Serves as technical subject matter expert for technical support/software development related to website and mobile platforms and exhibitions (core and temporary/travelling).
- Coordinates work to meet project timelines
- Designs, manages and evolves user and business software needs across all platforms (web, mobile, CMS, ).
- Ensures new and legacy software development projects follow industry standards and best
- Provides information and guidance on the use of web-related digital platforms and related technical matters when
- Degree/Diploma in Computer Science, specific to web technologies with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a Web Developer or an equivalent combination of education and
- Commitment to human rights principles, including respect, equity, inclusion and dignity for all, including anti-racism.
- Working knowledge of RESTful APIs.
- Ability to take initiative and establish prospects for innovative media and technology-based storytelling directed to both on site and remote
- Experience with web applications and protocols; and the ability to diagnose/troubleshoot related
- Experience with version control and automated
- Experience with evolving social media technologies (Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, ).
- Expert knowledge of and experience with evolving multimedia technologies (audio, video, animation, photography, digitization, webcasting, mobile apps, blogs, wikis, tactile presentation, ).
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and
- Strong analytical and problem-solving
- Exceptional time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure, multi-task and
- Ability to communicate with proficiency in both official
- Experience with iOS and Android, or other open frameworks.
- Experience in the design and development of mixed-media environments and transmedia
- Knowledge and experience with assistive technologies (JAWS, VoiceOver).
- Experience with network protocols TCP/IP, FTP and the ability to diagnose/troubleshoot. connectivity
- Experience working for or providing service to a museum, cultural institution, or similar
- Knowledge of UI/UX process and
Conditions of Employment
- Security Screening Level – Reliability Status
- Child Abuse Registry Check
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé through CMHR’s Careers page at https://humanrights.ca/about/careers by May 28, 2021. The cover letter must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the education and experience aspects listed in the Required and Desired Qualifications. Résumés will be used as a secondary source to validate the education and experience described in the cover letter.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) believes that a diversity of experiences and thought drives innovation and transformation. We are working towards building a workforce that is representative of the community in which we live and that we serve. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and encourage you to identify your employment equity status in your cover letter. The
information you voluntarily disclose will be kept confidential and used solely for the purpose of increasing workforce diversity.
The CMHR is committed to developing a work environment and recruitment processes that are inclusive and barrier-free. Please advise the HR representative if accommodation measures must be taken to enable you to apply and be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
Intent / Result of process: An eligibility list of qualified candidates may be created as a result of this process. The list would have a retention schedule of six months.
If contacted about this job posting, please advise us if you require any accommodations regarding the interview process.