Digital Scholarship Mapping Assistant

The mapping assistant will assist the Digital Scholarship Team in experimenting with interactive geospatial applications for use by faculty and students at Penn. This will involve developing interactive geospatial applications, guides, and tutorials using a range of technologies, as well as maintaining and developing resources related to maps and geospatial data.

The mapping assistant should be a fast learner, comfortable with technology, and a good problem solver. They should be able to work both collaboratively and independently. Interest in Philadelphia geography and history, as well as general enthusiasm for maps, is a plus. This position will involve learning about the field of digital humanities (applying digital methods to humanities disciplines) and includes extensive opportunities for learning on the job.

Experience with one or more of the following geospatial data visualization tools is preferred but not required:

  • ArcGIS or QGIS
  • Javascript ( especially using leaflet or Carto)
  • Mapping or visualization tools like Palladio, Google Fusion Tables, etc.

Please email a resume and cover letter to Deborah Bishov,

2 both Work-Study and Non Work-Study positions available for academic year

$11.00 per hour/10 hours per week 

For more information, contact Mr. Phillip Royce Drake,