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D: 9 JUNE – Web & Mobile App Developer wanted for NetPark

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Web and Mobile App Developer

Metal are creating NetPark - the world’s first digital art park in Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea, set to be launched later this year, in September 2015.

NetPark is an exciting initiative to create a collection of new, GPS located, digital artworks that are artistic responses to the busy, well-used municipal park. The ambition is to create an added layer of thought-provoking, engaging and playful artworks that will enhance the usual day out in the park, and attract new visitors to the park and to Southend.

Metal have now commissioned the first four artworks, following an open competition during which we received entries from 90 artists from 7 different countries. We are also working with five Southend primary schools on a Netpark education programme. With our software partners, Calvium, we have developed a new Story Building App which enables local children to develop, write and code locative narratives, written for the Park and placing them within GPS co-ordinates for visitors to enjoy. Each school is working with a writer and illustrator to produce a site-specific story

We are now looking for a person with web and mobile app development / coding experience to help us with the following:

- Help us build/create the web platform for NetPark
- Assist our commissioned artists and schools with finalizing the presentation of their works within the park. This will involve coding / formatting graphics / creative problem solving / testing etc
- Assist with the set up of a state of the art digital studio software and hardware set up at Chalkwell park for ongoing education work and artistic R&D

This post will be working closely with Simon Poulter, Metal’s lead producer for NetPark and the rest of the Metal team

Download the job specifications here.

Please send CV and covering letter either by post or email:

E-mail: [email protected]
Emma Mollica, Operations Manager, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on sea SS0 8NB

DEADLINE for applications: - EXTENDED 9 JUNE 2015

Read more about this job opportunity at Metal in Southend on Sea: http://www.metalculture.com/vacancies/