Web Design Job at CHNM

A great opportunity to join us at the Center for History and New Media:

Do you get as excited about clean mark-up as you do about the latest Photoshop effect? Do you want to be on the cutting edge of web design and digital humanities, and design websites that inform and engage end users?

If so, the Center for History and New Media wants to hear from you.

CHNM, known for innovative work in digital media, is seeking an energetic, well-organized, and creative web designer with front-end development skills or experience to work on a variety of innovative, web-based history projects.

This position is particularly appropriate for someone with a combined interest in technology and history or humanities. The successful applicant will be able to create mockups and wireframes for historical, cultural, and educational websites and bring those ideas to fruition using the latest and highest web development standards.

We are looking for a combination of the following skills:

  • fluency with current web design technologies (including ability to hand code HTML, CSS, and Javascript);
  • fluent in Photoshop and experience with Illustrator;
  • experience with web accessibility and web usability standards;
  • experience with or interest in designing for social media or online communities;
  • experience with common open source content management systems (WordPress, BuddyPress, Drupal, etc.);
  • familiarity with web-database technologies (MySQL, PHP);
  • familiarity with contemporary trends in web development (e.g., AJAX, jquery, Rails, css3/HTML5);
  • prior work in history or the digital humanities is a plus.

CHNM offers a casual, collaborative work environment, with excellent opportunities for professional growth and development.

This is a grant-funded, two-year position at the Center for History and New Media (, located in Fairfax, Virginia, CHNM is 15 miles from Washington, DC, and accessible by public transportation. Apply online (including resume, three references, links to prior web work, and a cover letter describing technology background and any interest in history) at for position #10376z.  We will review applications as they arrive and the job closes on January 31, 2011.

If you have questions, contact us at with subject line “Web Designer.”

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