Job Opportunities with The Carpentries

The Carpentries is searching for a new Executive Director, as well as four new full-time team members and one part-time temporary hire to join our global, mission-driven organisation. These new roles will work with and serve our volunteer community - comprised of 50,000 learners, 2,000 instructors, 80 Trainers, and 85 member organisations from research institutions around the world. See below for descriptions and links to apply.

Executive Director

The Carpentries seeks its next Executive Director to spearhead the organisation’s vision of becoming the leading inclusive community teaching data and coding skills. Tracy Teal, the current Executive Director, will depart the organisation in January 2020. Senior Director of Equity and Assessment Kari Jordan will serve as Interim Executive Director until the next Executive is hired. This position is remote, so all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of location. We are working with the non-profit group of Marcum LLP to coordinate the hiring process for this critical role.

Astronomy Curriculum Developer (US-based, 6 month position)

We are seeking a six-month part-time curriculum developer, based in the United States, to create open-source Data Carpentry lessons in astronomy in advanced Python, data management, and data visualisation. Applications received before midnight Pacific January 16 2020 will receive full consideration.

Curriculum Development Roles

To support our Curriculum Development program, we are hiring two new team members. The Curriculum Community Developer will have a broad responsibility to develop community and guidelines around open, collaborative curriculum development within the scientific, open source software, and research ecosystem. They will work closely with the new Lesson Infrastructure Technology Developer, who will develop infrastructure and processes to support hosting, curation, and discoverability of community-developed lessons.

Communications Manager

We are also hiring a Communications Manager to work closely with Serah Njambi Rono, our Community Engagement Lead, to develop and execute the day-to-day internal and external communications workflows necessary to keep our community informed and engaged.

Posting date: 26 November 2019 Application review begins 11 December 2019. Positions will remain open until filled. Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume or CV to Please indicate all positions you are applying for in your cover letter. Please also clearly indicate the country in which you pay taxes.

Questions about these positions? Please email