Web Developer – The Whitney Museum of American Art (1 Year Contract)

Come be our web developer!

A full-time ( 1 year) contract position is available in the Digital Media department for a full stack web developer. The Digital Media department is responsible for creative direction, content strategy, 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.


  • Work with the Senior Manager of Digital Technologies to fix bugs, build new features, and carry out maintenance of Ruby on Rails website and API, and additional internal websites on a variety of platforms
  • Work with graphic designers to ensure accurate, pixel-perfect translation of design to code.


  • BA in computer science preferred; comparable work experience will be considered
  • 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

Required skills (3+ years experience):

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

Desired experience, but not required:

  • CMS’s such as Drupal and WordPress
  • Django/Python
  • js
  • Responsive websites and BEM methodology
  • Accessible website design, including familiarity with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508
  • Knowledge and interest in 20th-century American art and contemporary art

Applications Due: Sept 6, 2016. To apply for a position: Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@whitney.org

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About Sofie Andersen

Sofie is the Senior Digital Strategist for Antenna International and Editor-in-Chief for Antenna Lab. For over 15 years, she has been an award-winning executive audio producer and museum storyteller. In her work as a digital strategist, Sofie identifies successful storytelling strategies and digital learning across multiple platforms. She helps organizations tell their stories and to translate cultural interactions into memorable, meaningful experiences. Sofie has worked with stakeholders of the world‘s most important arts and cultural heritage organizations, as well as leading brands including; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, Tate Modern, The Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Statue of Liberty, and Hugo Boss. Sofie holds BA Hons in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, UK, and a certificate in Arts Administration from NYU. She runs storytelling workshops, speaks regularly at industry conferences, conducts research on user-experiences and emerging digital technology.