Job Opportunities

Back-End Developer Student Employee (Information Studies)

Posted June 24, 2021

About the role

Seasonal role

(6/21/21 – 9/30/21)

Estimated salary

$15.50 Per hour

 Role Description:

The Amplification Project: Digital Archive for Forced Migration, Contemporary Art, and Action (theamplificationproject.org) is searching for a back-end developer. The Amplification Project currently uses the content management system/web publishing platform Omeka.

This position involves:

(1) providing analytical and technical guidance on the feasibility of integrating our Omeka instance with a new interface design
(2) collaborating with a front-end developer to integrate our Omeka instance with the new design OR developing, building, and implementing a new backend to support the new design


– PHP scripting knowledge
– Familiarity with Omeka strongly preferred
– Experience developing themes using any content management system
– Experience with backend frameworks (Node.js/Express, Django/Flask)
– Experience with databases
– Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (or similar languages)
– Must be a current UCLA student
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Detail oriented and organizational skills are necessary
– Excellent communication skills are necessary
– Must be self-motivated and be able to multi-task

During the safer at home period, work will be done remotely.

Apply through Handshake: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4930286

Part-time (variable schedule) programmer

Posted June 18, 2021

Professor David Shorter (World Arts and Cultures/Dance) is seeking to hire a part-time (variable schedule) programmer to work on The Archive of Healing and The Wiki for Indigenous Languages. Ideal candidates would be open to working as needed starting in July. Skills needed are in the following order: Drupal 8, Drupal 7, with some familiarity with SQL databases, CSS, and HTML. Proficiency with Javascript and PHP is ideal. If CSS processor languages such as Less are not readily available, they will be learned on the job. The projects need someone experienced in maintaining an Apache web server, and if possible, Amazon Web Services. Please email a brief statement of interest and resume to Dr. Shorter at shorter@ucla.edu. Thank you.