Seeking Web Developer

The Edinburgh Culture and Communities Mapping Project is seeking a web developer for the project ‘Mapping Cultural Dispersal’. The web developer will design an embedded map – using software such as MapBox or Qgis for Mapbox or any other web-mapping platform capable of mapping value ranges – into an existing WordPress site (www.edinburghculturalmap.org).

This position can fund postholder to work on the project till completion over March – July 2021. You will work closely with the project PI, Dr. Morgan Currie, and project Research Assistants.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Partnering with Edinburgh Festivals and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the Culture and Communities Mapping Project will host mapping workshops with community hubs – cultural organisations that provide core social infrastructure – on the themes of cultural dispersal and redistribution. The project builds on existing festival data and on our two years of participatory mapping research, which found that several parts of Edinburgh do not experience the economic or social benefits brought by festival activities in any significant way. The mapping process will identify meaningful community spaces, capture personal stories, reveal issues in the local environment and detail concrete recommendations to support cultural infrastructure in neighbourhoods outside the city centre.

SKILLS NEEDED
The position calls for skills in web development and coding. The postholder must be a WordPress regular user and familiar with plugins to build the map. It would help if the postholder had some familiarity with mapping software and extracting data from website APIs. Web design skills are also a plus.

Please send your CV and cover letter to: Morgan.currie@ed.ac.uk by March 15.