ADHO Seeks Web Developer

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http://adho.org/announcements/2016/call-web-developer

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks a Web Developer whose primary responsibility will be maintaining and developing ADHO's Drupal and WordPress content management systems. Tasks will include making necessary updates to and backups of ADHO's website; managing multilevel authorizations and potential security issues; making recommendations for improvements in the site's design and functionality; and troubleshooting site issues and implementing fixes as needed. The new web developer will also work closely with the Communications, Infrastructure, and Multilingual Multicultural Officers, and the system administrator to design and implement multilingual and accessibility functions for the ADHO site.
 
A prospective web developer will have a strong knowledge of and demonstrable experience in Drupal and/or WordPress front and back end development. The applicant will also have a strong interest and experience in developing internationalized, accessible online resources for a global academic community.
 
Please note that this is a volunteer position with flexible hours and a varying workload. However, the web developer will receive as compensation expenses paid (up to €1.200) for attendance at the annual Digital Humanities conference.
 
This position is ideal for a student, scholar, or professional who can work independently, is a proactive learner, and is interested in becoming involved in the global digital humanities community. The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations is committed to providing volunteer opportunities without regard to an individual’s age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
 
To apply, submit a CV/resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your expertise in Drupal and WordPress development to Hannah Jacobs, ADHO’s Communications Officer: HannahLJ[at]gmail[dot]com. Please also contact Hannah with any questions.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

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ADHO has been putting out calls for volunteer or low-stipend-based highly technical roles for some time. It is extremely disappointing to me as a digital humanities scholar that technical work is not considered valuable in this context. It is also potentially dangerous to leave "potential security issues" to someone who is unpaid and may not have a professional-level depth of knowledge.

NB: This is my personal opinion and is not representative of my institutional affiliations. 

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