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Freelance Web Developer

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media ( is looking for a new developer to join our innovative, energetic, and hilarious team of developers. With guidance from our Lead Developer and Omeka Dev Team Manager, and in collaboration with other developers and members of CHNM, the new team member will work primarily on various aspects of our Omeka content management system. Duties may include helping to resolve issues, building new sites with Omeka, developing plugins and themes, and helping to design and implement future versions of the core Omeka codebase, as well as contributing to other ad-hoc projects within the CHNM ecosystem.

You can see the code at

Some other CHNM projects are at


1. Proficiency in PHP and Javascript 2. Strong Object-Oriented programming skills 3. Familiarity with the MVC design pattern 4. Familiarity with Zend Framework 5. Excellent communication skills with others at all levels of programming skill, from “Hello World!” novice to seasoned guru 6. Ability to balance competing needs and priorities in designing code 7. Creativity in problem-solving, and openness to experimenting with unfamiliar approaches


1. Experience working on open source software projects 2. Familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, and graphic design principles 3. Experience with Amazon Web Services and other cloud services 4. Experience with PHPUnit testing framework 5. Background or experience in the Humanities

CHNM is the leading producer of open source tools for humanists and of award-winning history content on the Web (for example: Zotero, Omeka, and the Bracero History Archive). Each year CHNM’s many project Web sites receive over 16 million visitors, and over a million people rely on its digital tools to teach, learn and conduct research.

Our preference is for a freelance developer who can join us onsite at George Mason University, which is located 15 miles from Washington DC, and is accessible by public transportation.

How to apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to . We will begin reviewing materials immediately and will close the position on November 20.

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