Southern Folklife Collection Web Designer Research Assistant

Southern Folklife Collection Web Designer

Part-Time 20 hrs. a week position for 6 months

Salary: $1336.42 monthly

This position may qualify for additional benefits, including the graduate student health insurance.

Anticipated start date: March 2, 2020


The Southern Folklife Collection is looking for a well-rounded web application developer to support front-end development. This position will be responsible for developing an OMEKA website on traditional folk music presenting field recordings, photographs, and text relating to the SFC’s North American Traditions Collection.

Educational Requirements: Bachelors and 0-2 years’ experience or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working with stakeholders – gathering requirements and presenting results.
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital accessibility standards.
  • Working knowledge of modern WCAG digital accessibility standards.
  • Possess successful teamwork skills and ability to get along well with co-workers, management, and clients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Prompt attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn and contribute both independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated and able to independently balance competing priorities.
  • Well versed in a number of web technologies, both open-source and off-the-shelf and immersed in emerging web development trends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience development browser-based software with JavaScript
  • Experience processing data and interacting with APIs using programming languages such as Python, Ruby, or PHP
  • Experience implementing web site designs using HTML and CSS
  • Experience with responsible software practices including version control and automated testing

To Apply

Please send a brief letter of interest and resume to Steve Weiss at Application review will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.