As part of a grant-funded project, the Wildlife
Conservation Society Library & Archives seeks a creative and experienced web
developer. In consultation with the WCS Archivist, the
project web developer will work within open source software to design, create,
and implement a website to display content (in the form of digitized early-
twentieth-century scrapbooks) and metadata.

Beyond monthly scheduled meetings with the WCS Archivist, the project web
developer will work independently and is expected to finish the project within
5 months. The project, including the meetings, may be done

The Archives serves as WCS's memory, with collections spanning its rich
history as a leader in global wildlife conservation and as the manager of the
world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.
Through projects like this one, the Archives seeks to provide innovative ways
to serve and engage both scholars and the general public.


• Working experience with open-source digital repository, content management
system, and eReader software

• Excellent HTML, CSS, PHP and other scripting languages, and Javascript
skills, including frameworks and techniques such as AJAX, JQuery, and

• Demonstrated ability to customize open source applications to enhance user

• Strong attention to site aesthetics and efficiency

• Evidence of ability to solve problems creatively and meet deadlines


• Work experience in library or archives setting

• Familiarity with archival metadata standards

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and work sample
demonstrating experience with a comparable project (preferably in the form of
a URL) to [log in to unmask]

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