Contract Remote / Telecommute

Web Developer

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Created: February 15, 2022


About us

Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an oral-history archiving project. Resource equity means equal access to knowledge, health, wealth, and social resources for everyone. It is not just representation but reparations..

Our work environment includes:

  • Work-from-home days
  • International workforce
  • On-the-job training
  • Flexible working hours

Black Lunch Table is searching for a Junior Web Developer to work on the digital application that enables search and discovery of our archive. The work will include: creating and modifying React components for our application, implementing styles and UI as provided by our designer, integrating external APIs, working with AWS services, and other tasks depending on developer interest.

Our top priority is to find a developer with great communication skills who believes in the project. This is fun development work that touches a lot of tools and languages and presents a great opportunity to dig into the area of the tech stack that interests you most. You will be the 2nd developer on the team (working with the lead developer/software architect) so your work and opinions will make an impact. The project is in early-stage, active development.

There is a wide variety of experience that can be relevant for this role so please don’t be afraid to apply. We are looking for someone versatile, curious, and able to learn. We are happy to train the right person on archives and library technologies and concepts.

This contracted position will conclude at the end of December 2022, with a possibility of renewal. Compensation commensurate with experience.


  • Experience with React, ideally familiar with Next.js and SSR concepts
  • CSS, Material UI, styling in React
  • Github experience and best practices
  • Written communication skills (for documenting your work)
  • APIs and data integration
  • Experience with AWS
  • Demonstrated investment in Black lives / social justice issues
  • This list is not hard and fast; please apply if you feel you’d be a good fit and good learner.


  • Ability to write basic Python scripts (we process data and transcripts in Python)
  • WordPress development experience (we have a marketing site built in WP that may need future maintenance and development)
  • Familiarity with library and information science concepts and tools like metadata, Linked Data, and OpenRefine
  • Familiarity with indexing for search, specifically we use Algolia

This position is remote and contracted. Compensation for this contract position is based upon experience with a range of $15-20k. Start date is March 15, 2022. Position is open until filled.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: Up to $20,000.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Why do you want to work for Black Lunch Table [3 sentences max]


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Web development: 2 years (Required)

Last updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 01:06 UTC