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The leading inclusive community teaching data and coding skills.

The Carpentries is committed to “training and fostering an active, inclusive, diverse community of learners and instructors who promote and model the importance of software and data in research.” We seek an engaged and collaborative individual who shares this vision for a contractor position as a UX/UI Designer for The Carpentries. The UX/UI Designer will have the responsibility of designing the next iteration of our lesson template. Our lessons are used by learners worldwide and accessed by over 50,000 visitors monthly. We have outlined some of the design principles we are envisioning for this lesson template in this blog post.

We are looking for an experienced UX/UI Designer who is passionate about accessibility and is excited about providing innovative solutions to address the needs and constraints of the users of our lesson template. You will work closely with the Curriculum Team to research usability gaps and issues in the current template, develop wireframes and prototypes, and deliver a fully functional website.

The Carpentries is an open, global community teaching the skills and perspectives to turn data into knowledge. We build capacity in essential data and computational skills for conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research. We believe in a world where more people have the computational skills and perspectives to work with data to address their questions in science, scholarship and society. We aim to build that world by scaling evidence-based teaching, creating inclusive environments, and building communities of practice based on open principles. In this role, you will join a diverse team of professionals working to spread data-driven research skills. Our community comprises 50,000 learners, 2,500 instructors, 100 Trainers, and 70 member organisations from research institutions around the world.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience using human-centered design on digital products demonstrated by a strong portfolio of work solving clear user needs in a thoughtful, intentional manner.
  • Solid understanding of web accessibility standards and how to apply them to your designs.
  • Ability to create highly polished design prototypes, mockups, and other communication artifacts.
  • Demonstrated experience writing clear and well-documented HTML, CSS and JS.
  • Excellent written and real-time communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely with a distributed team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices for inclusive and impactful design.
  • Experience in designing educational digital products.
  • Knowledge of Bootstrap.

Our team values openness, honesty, fairness, and transparency as the keys to fostering trust. We believe that the individuals who make up our community are the most important part of our organisation and our strongest resource. We strive to make decisions that prioritize people first and empower the growth and success of all who are part of our organisation. We value a growth mindset in all that we do and strive to be always improving and evolving ourselves and our methodologies, being receptive to feedback, responsive, curious, and willing to learn.

About Us
We are a Core Team of 13 staff and independent contractors, with a nine-person Executive Council. We are a fiscally sponsored project of the 501(c)3 Community Initiatives. We have a large community of instructors and contributors, and a much larger community of users. We use evidence-based teaching practices to teach the core skills for effective computational and data work, and we promote reproducible research and open science/open source widely. All interactions in The Carpentries community and spaces, both virtual and in-person, are governed by our Code of Conduct.

Compensation and Benefits
This is a remote, short-term position that is funded for 240 hours spread over 12 weeks.

For US-based candidates, compensation will be USD $25-70/hour, commensurate with experience. This position comes with no benefits. You will be hired as a contractor.

Outside the US, total compensation may need to be adjusted in accordance with legal and financial costs associated with international hiring and contracting for a US-based entity. Benefits may or not be available, depending on employment law in the candidate’s location. All qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply, and we will make every effort to be transparent about the impact of costs on potential compensation during the interview process. Community Initiatives will support the hiring or contracting of international workers, following all local laws related to employment and benefits, ensuring a competitive compensation package.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Carpentries is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. We are an equal opportunity employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by US federal, state, or local law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume or CV to jobs@carpentries.org using the subject line “UX/UI Designer”. Please also clearly indicate your country of residence, and whether or not you have work authorization in that country. We encourage you to include links to a portfolio as part of your application.

Applications received before November 22nd, 23:59 UTC will receive full consideration.

UX/UI Designer