We’re Hiring (Yet Again)

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University continues to expand, and we are currently looking to fill two positions, listed below in their official ads. Of course, readers of this blog should always feel free to email me with any questions about possible employment at CHNM, or simply to send me their CV for future reference since we have new positions frequently and are always looking for talented people who have both academic and technical skills.

Web Designer: CHNM is seeking a web designer and developer. We require an energetic and well-organized individual to work on a variety of innovative, web-based history projects. This position is particularly appropriate for someone with a combined interest in technology and history. The successful applicant will be able to create mockups and wireframes for historical, cultural, and educational websites and bring those ideas to fruition using the latest and highest web development standards. Fluency with current web design technologies (including ability to hand code HTML, CSS, and Javascript), proven experience with Photoshop and Illustrator, and familiarity with web accessibility and web usability standards are essential. Some familiarity with web-database technologies (MySQL, PHP), contemporary trends in web development (e.g., AJAX, DHTML, Rails), and multimedia technologies (Flash, including ActionScript, Final Cut Pro) is a plus, as is prior work in history or the humanities. This is a grant-funded, two-year position. Apply online (including resume, three references, links to prior web work, and a cover letter describing technology background and any interest in history) at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position 10397Z. Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered. If you have questions, contact us at chnm@gmu.edu with subject line “Web Designer.” We will begin considering applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Web Developer/Programmer: CHNM is seeking an entry-level web developer/programmer to work on two innovative new open source software projects, Zotero and Omeka. This is a grant-funded, one-to-two-year position that is particularly appropriate for someone with a combined interest in technology and the humanities and social sciences. Specific background and experience is less important than the ability to learn new technical skills quickly. Knowledge of some combination of the following would be particularly helpful: PHP, MySQL, Javascript, CSS, XML, object-oriented programming, and database-driven web applications. Ability to work in a team is very important. Apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position 10398z; please include cover letter with a description of relevant programming projects and experience; resume, and three references. Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered. If you have questions, contact us at chnm@gmu.edu with subject line “programmer.” We will begin considering applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About CHNM
: Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media has used digital media and computer technology to change the ways that people–scholars, students, and the general public–learn about and use the past. We do that by bringing together the most exciting and innovative digital media with the latest and best historical scholarship. We believe that serious scholarship and cutting-edge multimedia can be combined to promote an inclusive and democratic understanding of the past as well as a broad historical literacy that fosters deep understanding of the most complex issues about the past and present. CHNM’s work has been internationally recognized for cutting-edge work in history and new media. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, CHNM is 15 miles from Washington, DC, and is accessible by public transportation.

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