Senior Developer (part-time) - Rhizome

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 4, 2014, noon
  • Location:
    Rhizome at the New Museum , 231 Bowery , New York , New York, 10002, US

(Part-time 2 or 3 days per week, salaried)

Deadline (first round): November 4, 2014

Rhizome seeks a skilled, level-headed and friendly developer to maintain and develop the Rhizome website, databases, and servers. The Senior Developer will oversee all aspects of the site and work closely with the rest of the Rhizome team to develop technology-related projects. This is a part time, salaried position at 2 or 3 days a week, by negotiation.

Rhizome is a non-profit art organization based on the internet, and an affiliate in residence of the iconic New Museum, New York. We have strong values and a clear mission to support contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital culture - online since 1996. Our collection of digital art, the Artbase, includes a vast range of projects by artists all over the world that employ materials such as software, code, websites, moving images, games and browsers, to aesthetics and critical ends.

Rhizome is now housed in the New Museum's new building and initiative, NEW INC - the first museum-led incubator for art, technology and design. In addition to working alongside New Museum staff, and with Rhizome's close-knit team, you'll work in a brand new office and shared workspace, among a group of members, and with access to intimate, internal-only talks, workshops and seminars by some of art and technology's leading figures. Plus, you'll receive a museum pass to visit all exhibitions at most museums around the world, including the New Museum's own.


In addition to this active community, Rhizome's networks and Board of Directors are comprised of leaders in both art and technology (New Museum, Kickstarter, betaworks, Cornell Tech & more), and we're committed to helping advance to careers of those who work for us. The position could be suitable for a talented, early-career developer whose values are in line with our mission, and who would benefit from the chance to grow their knowledge, networks and career; or an artist/freelancer looking to augment their other work.

- Managing all aspects of Rhizome’s website and servers.
- Working with the Digital Conservator on the ArtBase, Rhizome’s archive of digital art.
- Help advocate for Rhizome within various technology communities online and at events.
- Making informed technical recommendations to the staff on tech-related projects.
- Developing and assisting with special projects, online and off.

The position requires strong technical knowledge and experience with:
- Linux/Unix/BSD
- Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS
- Version control with Git
- relational databases
- Experience working on medium- to large-scale websites (preferred)


- A deep engagement with digital culture and emerging technologies
- The ability to lead, communicate and work well within a team
- Demonstrated interest in art

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and links to code samples, projects and/or github account, to

Please note this position is only available to those already eligible to work in the US