Assistant Web Developer (half-time; temporary two-year position)
The Massachusetts Historical Society seeks a talented and energetic individual to assist with the development and maintenance of the Society's rapidly expanding website. This is a half-time, two-year appointment. The MHS website serves the entire organization and presents information about the Society, digital collections, web exhibitions, and other online features. The successful candidate will report to the MHS web developer as a member of the library collections services department.
The MHS, the oldest historical society in the United States, is an independent, non-profit, research library founded in 1791 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and disseminating sources for the study of American history. The Society is located at 1154 Boylston St. in Boston.
Requirements: The successful applicant will be able to code xHTML/CSS2 following best practices, write PHP within existing MHS frameworks, be familiar with the LAMP platform, and have experience with data-driven applications. Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize competing demands and multi-task are essential.
Educational requirements: BA/BS in related field, with a demonstrated interest in the humanities a plus
Wage: 17.5-20 hours per week at $22/hour. Hours are flexible but the successful candidate must have a regular schedule between 9 am and 4:45 pm, Monday-Friday. This position does not offer benefits.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, a list of websites you have worked on specifying your contribution to the site, and examples of any server-side code for those sites to:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
No phone calls, please
This position will be available on or around January 9, 2012. Preference will be given to applications received by December 9, 2011.