Archaeological Excavation Website Developer (Deadline 1/31/19)

Student needed to help develop the web site of the Sardis Expedition, an archaeological site in Turkey:

Sardis was the capital of the Lydian empire, where coins were first invented; site of the fourthlargest Ionic Greek temple in the world; and one of the Seven Churches of Asia. An international team has excavated at the site since 1958; the project is now directed by Nick Cahill (Dept. of Art History, UW-Madison).

Current areas of development include integration of databases and publications, drone videos, informational essays, and other categories of information. We are also developing an Augmented Reality app. Specific projects include incorporating catalogs of artifacts into the searchable online database, and incorporation and development of essays. The assistant would also be asked to help with occasional simple tech support and advice for the Art History Department classrooms in the Elvehjem Building (Chazen Museum), where my office is located.

Familiarity with Ruby on Rails and html/xml very desirable; and ideally Filemaker or other DBMS (although that’s easy to pick up). Pay very competitive, depends on skills.

Please send letter of interest and CV to Nick Cahill,, by Jan. 31.

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