Remember that book The Giver? In a civilization completely bereft of any feelings or sensations, just one among the gray huddled masses is chosen to bear the burden of all sense memory: the taste of an apple, the smell of fall, the feeling of a broken bone (less popular but still relevant).
We at The Hired Guns have the rare opportunity of finding the next Giver. Our client, an integral player in the New York art scene, is looking for a senior manager to usher in a new suite of digital products that give experiential art to the masses. If you want to bring something of true value into this cold world, then read on.
The Nitty Gritty
This art institution is not only one of the world’s biggest and best, they’re also forward-thinking. They’re constantly designing ways to curate the artistic experience through digital: interactive, apps, maps, signage, the works. They are looking for a senior manager to guide their team of product managers and designers into the art-digital unknown.
As the Senior Manager of Digital Products, you will be the conductor of an orchestra: with one hand you’re conducting the agile allegro of engineers, data folk, content producers and business analysts; with the other it’s the formidable forté of managing key stakeholders and interfacing with your boss, the Chief Digital Officer.
You’ll also be the other kind of conductor. As the road map builder, budget overseer and KPI definer, you will be the one to make sure that the trains run on time and aren’t heading toward some lady who’s tied to the train tracks with some weird mustache guy presiding over her menacingly. (Where did that bizarre and patriarchal trope come from anyway?)
Hired Gun Profile
If you’re the right gun for the job that means that you’ve managed big, multi-tentacled digital product initiatives from conception to rollout. You know how all the gears of the product machine spin, from the engineers and designers to management and marketing. Experience with API and databases are also a great edge to have. Personality-wise, you’re the kind of leader who can really pump up a team and rally around hard specs and deadlines.
Must love art. Maybe you took art history in college, or you were dragged to your girlfriend’s cousin’s art show in some drafty Bushwick basement five years ago. Either way, you should have an appreciation for form and aesthetic (art words), and a working knowledge of the scene here in New York.
Our client is looking for someone who can train and mentor staff to form a bonded and long-lasting team. Show that you have a passion for growing up greener folks and you’ll have a leg up.
The Giver was written in 1994 and they’re still teaching it in schools over twenty years later. You’ve reached the top of your game product-wise. Now that you’ve made it, what are you going to give?
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.