New Opportunities at CHNM

It’s hiring time again at CHNM. This time we’re looking for people with web programming and multimedia experience. As reported earlier, we’re also hiring a tenure-track digital historian. We’ll be announcing additional openings in the next several weeks, so stay tuned.

Web Developers

The Center for History and New Media is seeking one or more entry-level web developers to work on award winning digital humanities projects such as Zotero, the National History Education Clearinghouse, and Omeka. These are contract-funded, one- to two-year positions that are particularly appropriate for people with a combined interest in technology and the humanities. Knowledge of some combination of the following would be particularly helpful: PHP, MySQL, Drupal, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, XML, and object-oriented programming. Ability to work in a team is very important.

Apply online for position 10411z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; then e-mail a resume, salary requirements, and a cover letter describing relevant programming projects and experience to chnm@gmu.edu with subject line “Web Developer.” We will begin considering applications on September 2, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Multimedia Developer

The Center for History and New Media is hiring a Multimedia Developer to work on a variety of innovative, Web-based history projects. This grant-funded position is particularly appropriate for someone with a combined interest in technology and history. The successful candidate will be an energetic, well-organized person who takes initiative; works well in a team; and learns new skills quickly. Experience with audio editing, video editing, Final Cut Pro and/or Flash preferred.

Please apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position 10412z, then e-mail a cover letter, resume and links to any prior Web-based multimedia work to chnm@gmu.edu with the subject line “Multimedia Developer.” We will begin considering applications on September 2, 2008, and continue until the position is filled.

About CHNM and GMU

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, which is known for innovative work in digital history, is located in Fairfax, Virginia, 15 miles from Washington, D.C., and is accessible by public transportation. George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is 30,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and the United Arab Emirates. GMU was recently named the #1 “Up-and-Coming” university by U.S. News & World Report.

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