Developer sought for NEH-funded project on georeferencing and digital humanities
The Leventhal Map & Education Center (LMEC) at the Boston Public Library and the Allmaps project seek to contract a creative software engineer with interests in the digital geohumanities and a strong background in front-end web development for the role of Allmaps UX/UI Developer. Please apply before Wednesday, October 18 at 12:00 pm ET.
Allmaps is an open-source, web-based platform for creating, curating, and viewing georeferenced maps. We’re looking for an experienced and creative UX/UI developer who can both design and implement user interfaces to help us refine existing features in the Allmaps platform, incorporate design feedback from user testing, and ultimately design and implement new user interfaces within the Allmaps ecosystem. You’ll design and create user interfaces that are simple and fun to use, both on desktop computers and smartphones and you’ll work on a design system and reusable components that will be used throughout the Allmaps project. As the Allmaps UX/UI Developer, you will work closely with Bert Spaan (Allmaps Lead Developer).
This contract work will be undertaken as part of a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant, Making Open-Source Georeferencing Technology Collections-Ready with the Allmaps Platform, awarded to the LMEC by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project aims to polish existing functionality, as well as create new features, throughout the Allmaps platform with the goal of making it easier for map-holding institutions across the world to incorporate Allmaps into their digital collections.
This contracted position is renewable on a task-by-task basis. The project runs for 3 years, though we expect the UX/UI Developer to complete the majority of their work during the 2024 calendar year. The successful candidate can expect to work about 300 hours during the project duration at a rate of about $100/hour. The contract will be denominated in $USD. This is a freelance position—candidates are not required to live in the United States or have U.S. citizenship.
Allmaps is built using the following technology:
During the project, we are also focusing on the following principles: