Full time Remote / Telecommute

Front End Web Designer/Developer (Contract, Remote)

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Salary: $50-60 an hour
Created: November 1, 2022


Digital Scholar is the parent organization of Omeka, PressForward, Sourcery, Tropy, and Zotero, open-source digital humanities software projects with millions of users.


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity and a work environment free from any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, or pregnancy status.

Front End Web Designer/Developer

Digital Scholar is in search of a dynamic front end web designer/developer to work across a range of open-source infrastructure projects in the digital humanities. Your job will be to help make the end user experiences for our projects the best they can be.


The ideal candidate for this position will be comfortable working developing front-end themes for content management systems and static site generators that meet the needs of internal and external audiences. Our project teams are committed to the highest standards of usability and accessibility as we work with scholars, students, and public users. You should be comfortable collaborating with a range of designers and developers dedicated to making high-quality front end and administrative interfaces for digital humanities software projects. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to engage with and support the vibrant community of users, developers, and designers who work with those products.


We are a dispersed team with an anchor group in Falls Church VA, and we meet up quarterly, but primarily you will be working remotely, communicating with the project teams and users via Slack, forums, GitHub, and web conference. We have a highly collaborative but asynchronous workflow, and you will be in control of your own schedule. Our hours are flexible and variable, but we maintain core availability between 10am and 4pm Eastern (America/New York).


  • High-quality visual design skills

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite or similar tools (ex: Figma, Sketch, Affinity)

  • Proficiency with HTML/CSS/SASS and JavaScript (+3 years)

  • Experience developing responsive designs that meet project requirements

  • Ability to create wireframes, design concepts/mood boards, and mock-ups

  • Strong commitment to designing for accessibility standards

  • Ability to orient clients new to the design process, and translate their needs into project requirements

  • Desire to learn new technologies and skills

  • Strong English communication skills and the willingness to use them with deeply collaborative teams to create intuitive administrative user workflows and experiences


  • Print and marketing media graphic design skills

  • Experience with Git

  • Experience working with a scripting language such as JavaScript, PHP, or Python

  • Experience theming Omeka, WordPress, Drupal, Jekyll, and other common web publishing platforms

  • Experience designing for humanities scholars and cultural heritage organizations

  • Previous remote work experience

  • A love of free and open-source software


This is an open-ended, contract position, with the possibility of full-time work. Hourly rate: $50.


Interested? Email us at jobs@digitalscholar.org with the subject line “Digital Scholar Front End Designer/Developer,”  1) let us know why you’re interested in working with us and why you think you’d be a good fit for this role, and 2) include your resume/design portfolio.



Submitted by: sharon@digitalscholar.org

Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 16:02 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 16:02 UTC