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Full-Stack Developer with extensive Ruby on Rails experience, modern frontend development, and an interest in modern and contemporary art.

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Full-Stack Developer wanted to join The Whitney Museum of American Art - founded in 1930 by artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and has the most important collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first century. Her vision gave birth to the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has championed the most inventive art in the United States for the past 86 years.

The selected freelancer will collaborate with the Senior Web Developer to build and iterate on features, repair issues, and perform other maintenance.

They are searching for someone with extensive Ruby on Rails experience, modern frontend development, and an interest in modern and contemporary art., which is backed by a small crew, powers a variety of products such as the online collection, digital signage, and audio guide experience.

To be successful in this capacity, you must be comfortable traversing all areas of their stack and have excellent communication skills. This position is open to remote work, with a preference for a hybrid of in-person and remote work.


  • B.A./B.S. in computer science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional web development experience, ideally designing full-stack applications and content management systems
  • Extensive knowledge of accessible web design, including W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and Section 508
  • Ability to operate autonomously

Required abilities:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • HTML5, CSS, SASS, and current JavaScript, including frontend frameworks such as React or Vue
  • Docker and Docker Compose
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Linux server administration

Desired but not required experience:

  • Node.js
  • BEM methodology
  • Knowledge of structured data standards such as JSON-LD and IIIF
  • Knowledge of and interest in twentieth and twenty-first century American and contemporary art


  • $105,000 annual salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and 403(B) elections
  • Generous PTO benefits
  • Commuter advantages - parking and mass transit
  • Admission to world-renowned museums throughout the city and nationally
  • Pet insurance and Citibike membership discounts

Not sure if you meet all of their requirements? If you believe you have what it takes to succeed in this role, they invite you to apply. They are committed to considering a diverse range of individuals, including those with a variety of professional experiences and backgrounds.

Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a break, or simply looking to transition or advance in your career, they’d love to have you on their radar. Please use your cover letter to tell them about your interest in this position and what you plan to offer to it.

COVID guidelines: Their Museum community’s health and safety is their first priority. As a result, as a condition of employment, the Whitney Museum requires all newly employed staff members to be completely vaccinated and boosted with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine. Requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical, religious, or other considerations will be evaluated in line with applicable legislation.

In what capacity are you hiring?
On behalf of another company

Where are you in the hiring process?
I’m ready to make a paid hire

Would you like to state a preference for hiring from underrepresented group(s)?
No preference

Where did you find Twine?
You contacted me

Is this an independent one off job, or part of a larger project?
Part of a larger ongoing project

For what period of time will the freelancer be needed?
Long term

What freelancer experience level is needed? (per day)
Senior: $600-800, Mid-level (Industry Average): $360-600, Junior: $200-360, Beginner: $80-200

Posted a month ago
based in Manchester, United Kingdom
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