Oct 3, 2019

HIRING: Fashion For Good Experience Systems Administrator

HIRING: Fashion For Good Experience Systems Administrator

Position:  Fashion For Good Experience Systems Administrator
Company:  Fashion for Good B.V.
Location:  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start date:  as soon as possible
Employment type: Freelance +/- 10  hours a month

POSITION SUMMARY & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Fashion for Good (FFG) Experience Systems Administrator will serve as the primary interface for the FFG and the outsourced technical providers (AV, Software). This position will support FFG in all areas related to technical evaluation, network administration, exhibit maintenance, service contracting, and implementation of technology & technology repairs.  

The Fashion for Good Experience is the world’s first interactive, technology-driven museum dedicated to sustainable and circular fashion innovation. Through a series of interactive exhibits and activations, visitors can learn about the past, present and future of the fashion industry, with a special focus on 50+ innovations on the verge of disrupting the way we view fashion. At the centre of the Experience is a digitally-enabled Good Fashion Journey, through which visitors can discover and commit to ways that they can make a difference. At the end, visitors take home a personalised Good Fashion Action Plan, a digital guide filled with tips for extending what they learned in the Experience into their daily lives.  

Specifically, you’d be responsible for: 

  • Provide daily oversight of technology (museum startup sequences & verification of function) 
  • Engage and integrate with outside contractors 
  • Ensure that the FFG technical solutions and processes are operating effectively 
  • Support FFG to determine IT priorities & resource needs in support of FFG operations – including education, training and standard operating procedures 
  • Provide direction & support to external partners as required 
  • Assume stewardship of and utilize & maintain a process for governance and allocation of tasks to ensure FFG technical systems operate every day to provide the best possible visitor experience 

QUALIFICATIONS  

The ideal candidate combines strong interpersonal skills with a self-starting, pro-active attitude. The following qualifications are essential:  

  • Proven experience operating mid-sized, complex and successful technology projects 
  • Experience with systems development life cycles in both custom developed applications and packaged solutions.  

Technical Skills 

  • Mac/Linux & PC Troubleshooting 
  • SSH/BASH familiarity  
  • Knowledge of AV signals (HDMI, Ethernet, USB, etc) 
  • Basic Network knowledge (Ping, IP addresses, DNS, DHCP, etc.) 

LANGUAGES   

Proficiency in English is a requirement.   

YOUR APPLICATION   

Please submit your application, consisting of a short motivation letter and your CV, via e-mail with the position you are applying for in the subject title to: applications@fashionforgood.com  

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.   

 COMPANY BACKGROUND & CULTURE  

Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good (Fashion for Good) aims to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn, and reused. This open and inclusive initiative – with its first physical hub in Amsterdam and a global ambition – brings together brands, retailers, producers, innovators, and funders.   

Fashion for Good is changing the apparel industry through innovation and collaboration. Its Innovation Platform scouts, nurtures, and funds early-stage ideas and it scales proven technologies and business models for wider adoption by the industry. Its Good Fashion Fund catalyses access to finance and its open-source Good Fashion Guide shares knowledge to help the apparel industry transform. As a convenor for change, Fashion for Good enables conversation and collaboration, bringing together co-locators at its first hub in Amsterdam, as well as visitors to the Fashion for Good Experience to learn more about Good Fashion.  

Fashion for Good was launched with C&A Foundation as a founding partner. Its programmes are supported by corporate partners adidas, C&A, Bestseller, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target, Otto Group, PVH, Stella McCartney, and Zalando, with estimated combined retail sales of over €130 billion.  

Additionally, Fashion for Good partners with organisations including the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Impact Hub Amsterdam, McDonough Innovation, Plug and Play, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Boston Consulting Group, and the ZDHC Foundation.