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Web Developer

A full-time position is available in the Digital Media department for a full stack web developer. The Digital Media department is responsible for digital strategy, creative direction, product development and implementation, and management for all of the Museum’s public-facing digital products, including the museum’s website, visitor app, and digital signage system. This position reports to the Director of Digital Media.  Deadline for submissions is:  November 23, 2018.    


Work with the Senior Web Developer to conceptualize and build new features, fix bugs, and carry out maintenance of Ruby on Rails website and API, and additional internal websites on a variety of platforms.

  • Work with product teams and interactive designers to ensure accurate, pixel-perfect translation of design to code.
  • Set up and maintain accurate data reporting and marketing tags/campaigns
  • Support performance and reliability of systems
  • Keep systems and workflows well documented


  • BA in computer science preferred; comparable work experience will be considered
  • Experience with media and e-commerce websites
  • Strong client-facing communication and project management skills; strong ability to manage personal time, tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and teach yourself new technologies
  • Familiarity with accessible website design, including W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508

Required skills (3+ years’ experience):

  • Ruby on Rails
  • JavaScript, ECMAScript 2016
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Docker
  • REST API’s
  • Linux server administration
  • Version control, Git preferred
  • Responsive design

Desired experience, but not required:

  • CMS’s such as Drupal and WordPress
  • Django/Python
  • Frontend frameworks such as React, Vue, or Angular
  • Node.js
  • BEM methodology
  • Knowledge and interest in 20th-century American art and contemporary art

About the Whitney

As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists.  Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney's new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.


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