Senior Developer,

POSTED BY: Nick Hasty | Thu Sep 6th, 2012 11:59 a.m.
LOCATION: New Museum

Rhizome seeks a motivated and passionate part-time technologist to maintain and develop the Rhizome website, databases, and servers (20 hours a week, salaried). The Senior Developer will oversee all aspects of the site and work closely with the rest of the Rhizome team to develop and implement site and tech related projects.

Rhizome is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to contemporary art and digital culture, based within the iconic New Museum of Contemporary Art in SoHo, NYC. Founded in 1996, Rhizome's programs, many of which happen online, support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media.

Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs include commissioning, editorial initiatives, exhibitions, and preservation. For more information about Rhizome, visit:

Alongside a highly engaged staff, an active community, and a Board of Trustees comprised of leaders in both art and technology (The New Museum, Kickstarter, Gdgt, Google), this is an exciting opportunity to lead on Rhizome's technology infrastructure and contribute significantly to its overall mission.


+ Managing all aspects of Rhizome’s website and servers.
+ Working closely with the Digital Conservator on the ArtBase, Rhizome’s online archive of digital art.
+ Help position Rhizome within various technology communities online, at conferences, and events.
+ Making informed technical/strategic recommendations to the Executive Director, Program Director and Senior Editor on site related tasks and projects.
+ Developing and assisting with special projects online and off.


The position requires strong technical knowledge and experience with:

+ Linux servers (Redhat, Ubuntu)
+ Python/Django, PHP, Javascript,HTML,CSS
+ Server softwares (Apache, Nginx, uWsgi)
+ Version control with git
+ MySQL and CouchDB databases
+ Experience working on medium- to large-scale websites (preferred)


+ A deep engagement with online culture and emerging technologies
+ The ability to lead, communicate and work well within a team
+ Demonstrated interest in contemporary art (preferred)


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


New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, New York 11211
United States of America