Drupal/Wordpress developer

Washington, D.C.
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Created: September 2, 2015


The Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, DC is looking for a web developer!

This position is located within the Digital Services Division of Smithsonian Libraries. The Digital Services Division encompasses the Libraries' website, Digital Library, Wordpress blog, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, Online exhibitions, and numerous digital projects, many of which have a strong web-based component. 

The employee is responsible for the technical development, coordination, administration, management and maintenance of Libraries' Drupal website and Wordpress blog.


 * Experience with Drupal 7 development. Theming is great, Module development even better!
 * Wordpress management.
 * PHP, MySQL, Linux Command Line. Other languages a plus.
 * Problem Solving, outside-of-the-box thinking.
 * Tolerance for occasional bureaucratic nonsense.

Benefits: (aside from the usual Government ones)

 * Numerous projects with a wide variety of content to keep your brain engaged (science, art, history, culture, technology, cats)
 * Responsibility for growing and improving the platform to connect users to that content (except the cats)
 * Coworkers who are fabulous bakers, brewers and gamers.
 * A prime location in downtown DC (In a museum. On the Mall!)
 * An organization populated by highly educated, motivated, and inspirational people.

At the center of research across the Smithsonian are the specialized branches and librarians of the Smithsonian Libraries. The collections and staff of the Libraries play a key role in helping the Smithsonian’s research and curatorial staff make sense of the museums’ almost innumerable, often unique, objects and their cultural and historical contexts. The Smithsonian Libraries are a hidden national treasure, where experts come to test and expand knowledge and where America and the world can turn for authentic answers. 

The Libraries' website is filled with content of value to scholars, students,
and the casual visitor, including links to databases, a digital library
containing digitized versions of SIL collection volumes, online
exhibitions, research tools, and opportunities to donate.

If you are interested, please apply at USAJobs.gov. This job posting will close at midnight on September 10, 2015.



Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 14:06 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:41 UTC