CHNM is hiring a Web Designer

Are you a talented designer who is interested in building highly usable, interactive websites for the digital humanities? Are you interested in working with a team of innovative programmers using open source technologies? Well, then the Center for History and New Media might have a job for you. In addition to the wed developer opening we announced last week, we’re hiring a web designer to work on major public and educational projects.

We are looking for a combination of the following skills:

  • fluency with current Web design technologies (including ability to hand code HTML, CSS, and JavaScript);
  • experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • experience with Web accessibility and Web usability standards;
  • experience with common open source content management systems (e.g., WordPress, BuddyPress, Drupal, etc.);
  • familiarity with Web-database technologies (e.g., MySQL, PHP);
  • familiarity with contemporary trends in Web development (e.g., AJAX, DHTML, Rails, HTML5);
  • and prior work in history or the digital humanities is preferred.

This is a grant-funded, two-year position at the Center for History and New Media (, which is well known for innovative work in digital media. Located in Fairfax, Va., CHNM is about 15 miles from Washington, D.C., and accessible by public transportation.

For full consideration, please apply online at for position 10376z; complete the staff application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information by November 11, 2010.

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