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Job Opportunity: Developer for Digital Arts and Humanities at Bard College

Job Opportunity: Developer for Digital Arts and Humanities

Bard College: Staff: Information Technology Services


Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Open Date:

October 5, 2018


November 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


How does technology mediate what it means to be human?

Bard’s Experimental Humanities initiative is Bard’s liberal arts-based answer to the Digital Humanities. It emphasizes both “new” media technologies and the reconsideration of “old” media in the study of what it means to be human. as well as the role of experimentation in humanistic scholarship, learning, and the arts.

Bard College’s Center for Experimental Humanities ( seeks a creative and versatile software developer to design, build, and support the next generation of applicants for projects in the digital arts and humanities. This developer will be an integral part of a dynamic interdisciplinary center and work closey with faculty across campus as well as academic technology services to experiment with new approaches and tools towards content creation and presentation.


The position requires expertise in web design & development, strong interpersonal skills, both flexibility and a self-driven work ethic, appreciation for the arts and humanities, and a passion for learning new things. Experience with tools to support digital methodologies (e.g., archiving, data-driven text analysis, new media studies, software studies, interactive mapping) and/or interest to learn will be beneficial for this position. Depending on the candidate’s background and interests, the person in this position may have the opportunity to take on some mentorship and/or training roles with Experimental Humanities faculty, staff, and students. They especially welcome candidates that are interested in linking emerging technologies with social implications relating to gender, race, class, sexual orientation and other categories and/or intersections of identity.

  • Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • Solid knowledge of Python, Javascript, PHP, SQL;
  • Experience supporting AWS / cloud solutions;
  • Front-end web design & development (HTML, CSS, Javascript);
  • Proficient using version control software (e.g., git, mercurial);
  • Intermediate UNIX systems administration skills (including experience with docker);
  • Experience deploying and customizing open source software;
  • Knowledge of web development standards, cross platform compatibility and accessibility;
  • Ability and desire to communication with technical and non-technical audiences and prepare project documentation to support training and best practices;
  • Experience with Omeka, Adobe Creative Suite, and WordPress preferred;
  • Experience with mobile app development, prototyping, wireframing tools, design, or mapping/GIS software is desirable;
  • Experience with IT in a higher education setting desirable.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and samples of work through

Closing date for applications is November 2, 2018.

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