Our current Director of Web Strategy created our website as her Harvard master’s project in 2020 when we pandemic-pivoted the Museum of Distilled Spirits (founded by a 2019 graduate) from launching a bricks and mortar campaign to a virtual platform. For the past two years we have been an incubator of projects for several Harvard students and interns, and we welcome everyone involved in the Museum of Distilled Spirits to create their own goals (and title!).
After two years our current Director of Web Strategy is stepping down. We are seeking a person who can transfer the website’s current content to our newly established WordPress site. This option is preferable and would be best served by someone who is with the project for a shorter period of time. There is as much support as you need available to you.
There is also the option to update and transition the current website built in Gatsby and Contentful. Given the complexity of the build, this option would be a better match for someone who may be interested in remaining with the Museum for a longer period of time. Our current Director of Web Strategy, who built the site, has offered to knowledge-share.
The benefit to students who either seek course credit or class projects, is that your work has real-life application. Though unpaid, we give you a title to signify the importance of your contribution to the project. Our goal is that these titles will support your future resume goals.
At the determined end date of the position it is important that the continued maintenance of either option can be transitioned to a person who does not possess an advanced web development skill set.