We are currently hiring a Designer/Developer to join our core team at GAFFTA. Read the description below and apply now! Send any questions to email@example.com.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), the San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to promoting social consciousness through digital culture, has an immediate opening for a Designer/Developer. This role offers a dynamic mix of web design, web development, and graphic design, and is ideal for an individual interested in the intersections between the aesthetic and the technical.
The Designer/Developer will lead the oversight of GAFFTA.org, as well as producing web content or stand-alone sites for our large-scale Research Initiatives around creative applications of technology. In addition to this web-based work, the Designer/Developer will contribute to the production of print materials for our high-visibility events, exhibitions, and project proposals. Finally, our Research Program offers regular opportunities to contribute to collaborative projects working with a variety of global field leaders ranging from the likes of MIT to the City of San Francisco to Waze to Duran Duran. These projects offer advanced professional development and exposure with a high degree of creative freedom working alongside the creative direction and experience of GAFFTA and our partners.
This position offers the rare chance to join our close-knit, quickly-growing team of artists, organizers, and community builders dedicated to amplifying the role of technology in creating artistic and social value. The role of every GAFFTA employee is diverse, dynamic, and challenging, involving a high level of engagement and interaction with our core community of creative coders, designers, makers, and change agents.
We’re a little different than your typical nonprofit. Things we value (and hope you do too!): creativity, experimentation, rapid prototyping, boundary-breaking, beauty, diversity, cross-disciplinary collaboration, community-building, data art, mapping, interactive media, great design, open source, socially-conscious technology…and much more.
We also focus on finding the right people first, and adapting our roles as much as possible to their interests, expertise, and availability. Because of this, the role’s commitment is currently flexible between 20-40 hours/week, with a minimum of 20 guaranteed weekly paid hours and commensurate health benefits, and additional work based on our project load, which we anticipate to be quite high for the foreseeable future.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (@GAFFTA) brings together the best creative coders, data artists, designers, and makers to create experiments that build social consciousness through digital culture. GAFFTA is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to furthering the use and advancement of creative technology for social good and artistic advancement. In this capacity, we maintain relationships with the world’s top academic researchers, innovative corporations, visionary artists, and civic leaders. By continually engaging and connecting this diverse community with challenges and opportunities, we extract forward-thinking technological solutions with proven capacity to create positive change.
In just over three years, GAFFTA has become quickly recognized as a national leader in our field. Our work has been supported by a wide variety of prominent public, private, and foundation sponsors, including The National Endowment for the Arts, The San Francisco Foundation, Adobe Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Google, Twitter, American Express, The Creators Project (Intel and VICE), Waze, Splunk, and more.
We partner frequently with leading academic institutions, including the Stanford d.school, UC Berkeley Center for New Media, UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media Program, and San Francisco State Conceptual Information Arts Department.
Our rapidly-growing, diverse set of organizational partners includes Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, MIT SENSEable Cities Lab, Code for America, Change.org, ZERO1, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research, Hub Bay Area, Swissnex, and many more.
Our work has been featured in The New York Times, Associated Press, GOOD, Fast Company, Mashable, and other domestic and international outlets, and is presented frequently at conferences around the world.