Database Administrator, PT

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Database Administrator, PT
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Part-time (20-25 hrs/week), Permanent

Position Overview
The Database Administrator maintains, supports, configures, and provisions enterprise-wide database systems; providing consistent performance measurements; training and supporting end users; overseeing all data extraction, manipulation, and analysis; and documenting all processes. Working across the Museum, the Database Administrator develops a clear understanding of operations, reporting needs, capacity, and technological expertise so that s/he may translate that knowledge into business requirements for the database, streamlined workflow, and improved data security. The position is part-time (20-25 hours/week anticipated) with a flexible schedule within the Museum’s regular office hours of M-F, 10am-6pm.

Primary Tasks:

  1. Administer and maintain the operation of a) Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, NetCommunity and ResearchPoint systems; b) ACME Technologies ticketing and visitation management platform; and c) Abila MIP accounting system. This will include but not be limited to data integrity and user security, creation and maintenance of codes and system tables, and records clean-up and de-duplication, as well as the Raiser’s Edge integration into MailChimp.
  2. Continually assess, implement, improve and the short-term and long-term data connectivity, integration, workflow, and access across multiple departments and databases via ODBC connection and/or manual data import/export protocols, to accommodate the changing needs and new initiatives of the institution, while maintaining data continuity for historical analysis.
  3. Designs, writes, produces and supports the production of standard and custom reports in Raiser’s Edge, ACME systems, and Tableau, as well as the reporting and detailed trend analysis of museum visitation and revenue from Admissions, Public Programs, Group Tours, membership sales, Store Sales, Café Sales, and Space Rentals via data manipulation within Crystal Reports, SQL, Access, and Excel.
  4. Trouble-shoot database functionality and technical issues for database users. Liaison with various database/software vendors (Blackbaud, ACME, Abila MIP) for database enhancement, trouble-shooting, and administer and evaluate database upgrades and updates. 
  5. Research strategies and solutions for long-term database improvement. Provide recommendations to management on how to improve database overall reliability and efficiency for database users.
  6. Provide training to end users. Maintain and update comprehensive documentation and manuals on proper database usage and data entry and management procedures.
  7. Assist Finance, Development, Special Events, and Visitor Service departments on audits and reconciliations and troubleshooting discrepancies.
  8. Support the department in related tasks and projects within the scope of the position as assigned.

The successful applicant will possess a positive and professional attitude in working collaboratively with colleagues, staff, and the Museum’s diverse constituencies. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2-3 years of experience with a working knowledge of relational data base architecture, report development, and database administration and integration required. Applicants with training and demonstrated experience with Raiser’s Edge, MS Excel, and Tableau will have a distinct advantage in the review process.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter detailing how the candidates’ experience meets or exceeds the position requirements identified above along with a professional resume and compensation expectations (electronic submission preferred) to:

New Museum of Contemporary Art
Database Administrator Search
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

No phone calls or solicitations please. Due to the volume of applications anticipated, only those candidates that most directly meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.

About the Museum
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. In 2007, the New Museum made history with the inauguration of its first permanent building at 235 Bowery designed by the Tokyo-based firm SANAA. Since opening in its new location, over 3.8 million have visited or attended programs and events, and the Museum has presented 90+ exhibitions with 500 artists from 60 countries around the globe, and 650+ public programs ranging from live performances, conferences, residencies, screening, after-school programs, and family days. The New Museum has a current operating budget of $13.1 million and approximately 120 full- and part-time employees. For more information about the New Museum and its programs, please visit

The New Museum of Contemporary Art believes that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity and we do not discriminate against our staff members or applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sex, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran or citizenship status provided they are qualified and meet the requirements for the job.

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