Category Archives: Employment – Student

WL W17 Indigitization Program – Program & Digital Engagement Assistant

This position is in the community Engagement and Programs department of the UBC Library’s Irving K Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) and will primarily support the work of the Indigitization Program (Indigitization.ca). We are looking for a talented graduate or upper years undergraduate student to translate existing video media, photos, and copy content into community-friendly digital bites that elicit engagement from current, former, and prospective B.C. Indigenous community participants. The Digital Community Engagement Assistant will use a variety of media to communicate about the program, including print, social media, web, and audio visual.

Interested applicants will be able to apply through UBC Careers Online here: https://students.ubc.ca/career/career-resources

Digitization Assistant – Hawthorn Fly Fishing & Angling Collection

Hours Per Week 10 Wage 16.16/hr. + 7% in lieu of benefits
Number of Openings 1
Start Date January 2, 2018
Minimum commitment 1 term (i.e. through April 30, 2018)
Application Review Starts Monday, November 20, 2017
Send resume to (N.B. no phone calls, no in-person application drop-offs)
Robert Stibravy <robert.stibravy@ubc.ca>

The UBC Library Digitization Centre is a key part of the Library’s effort to adapt to the evolving needs of faculty and students and to support teaching, research and learning at UBC. Our goal is to create sustainable, world-class programs and processes and to make the collections and research at UBC available to the world.

Job Description

UBC Library has an outstanding fly fishing and angling collection with 2000+ titles. Approximately 500 titles were published prior to 1923 and thus are not in copyright. Many can be found online in repositories such as Hathi Trust and Internet Archive but at least 100 have not yet been digitized by other libraries. The goal of this project is to create a new collection that will contribute to the fly fishing and angling literature freely available online.

The student hired for this project will digitize books using the ATIZ book cradle, Epson flatbed, CONTEX sheet-fed scanners, and the TTI copy system, and perform quality control checks on digital files. Using Photoshop, the student will process the digitized items so that they are suitable for web display and downloading. Using existing metadata from the UBC Library catalogue the student will create metadata for these digital objects and upload them to the CONTENTdm digital asset management system. The student will follow defined processes and standards in all activities.

The student’s work will add to the online resource currently available on UBC Library’s Open Collections, https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/hawthorn

Qualifications

• Working knowledge of, and experience with, computers, scanning software and hardware
• Working knowledge of, and experience with, word processing, spreadsheet and graphics editing programs (MS Office and Photoshop preferred)
• Working knowledge of, and experience with, digital asset management systems (CONTENTdm preferred)
• Outstanding oral and written communication and organizational skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to follow and carry out instructions
• Ability to prioritize work and to meet deadlines
• Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
• Able to lift up to 20 lbs.

Digitization Assistant – Hawthorn Fly Fishing And Angling Collection

Digitization Assistant – Meiji 150 Project

Hours Per Week 10
Wage 16.16/hr. + 7% in lieu of benefits
Number of Openings 1
Start Date January 2, 2018
Minimum commitment 1 term (i.e. through April 30, 2018)
Application Review Starts Monday, November 20, 2017
Send resume to (N.B. no phone calls, no in-person application drop-offs)
Robert Stibravy <robert.stibravy@ubc.ca>

The UBC Library Digitization Centre is a key part of the Library’s effort to adapt to the evolving needs of faculty and students and to support teaching, research and learning at UBC. Our goal is to create sustainable, world-class programs and processes and to make the collections and research at UBC available to the world.

Job Description

Materials relating to the Meiji era held by the UBC Library, and chosen by a Japanese subject specialist librarian in concert with UBC Asian Studies faculty, will be digitized to create a collection for teaching and learning.

The student hired for this project will digitize books using the ATIZ book cradle, Epson flatbed, CONTEX sheet-fed scanners, and the TTI copy system, and perform quality control checks on digital files. Using Photoshop, the student will process the digitized items so that they are suitable for web display and downloading. Using existing metadata from the UBC Library catalogue and new metadata, the student will create metadata for these digital objects and upload them to the CONTENTdm digital asset management system. The student will follow defined processes and standards in all activities.

The student’s work will be made available on UBC Library’s Open Collections, https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/

Qualifications

• Working knowledge of, and experience with, computers, scanning software and hardware
• Working knowledge of, and experience with, word processing, spreadsheet and graphics editing programs (MS Office and Photoshop preferred)
• Working knowledge of, and experience with, digital asset management systems (CONTENTdm preferred)
• Outstanding oral and written communication and organizational skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to follow and carry out instructions
• Ability to prioritize work and to meet deadlines
• Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
• Able to lift up to 20 lbs.

Digitization Assistant – Meiji 150

Graduate Teaching Assistant I or II

The African Studies Minor Program in the UBC Faculty of Arts is seeking applications for a one-term teaching assistantship during 2017 Winter Term 2.

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant I or II (G.T.A. I or II)

A G.T.A. I is a graduate student who holds a masters degree or is a graduate student who is registered in a doctoral degree program at the University of British Columbia or who is a student who holds a masters or doctoral degree in the posted discipline.

A G.T.A. II is a graduate student who holds a bachelor’s degree or is a graduate student who is registered in a masters degree program at the University of British Columbia or who is a student who holds a bachelors degree in the posted discipline. An employee who is registered in a diploma or licentiate program shall be appointed as a G.T.A. II.

Course details: AFST 250A section 002 (3 credits) – Introduction to African Studies: cultural, historical, and geographical issues of African Studies

Instructor: Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo
Lectures are scheduled on Tu Th, 12:30 to 2:00pm

Qualifications: registration as a graduate student at UBC (either MA or PhD); substantially familiar with the general history, culture, and geography of the African continent either through undergraduate (or graduate) coursework or prior experience as a TA for a course with substantial African content.

Duties: Attend lectures; assist instructor with tutorials, grading, and exam invigilation

Hours: 12 hours per week for 4 months (January 1 – April 30, 2018)

Salary*: $31.92/hour for GTA I; $30.71/hour for GTA II

Application: Please provide an updated CV and a brief cover letter

The CV should contain specific details of relevant experience either as a teaching assistant for a course with substantial African content or as a student having completed coursework at the undergraduate (or graduate level) with substantial African content.

Application materials should be sent the Chair of African Studies Program, Dr. Rose-Marie Déchaine c/o Amanda Greville at: artsadmin.acfac@ubc.ca

Deadline: 10:00 am, Friday, November17, 2017

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

[*salary rates as of September 1, 2017

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Limited-Term Appraisal Project in Chinese Canadian History in BC (UPDATED WORK LOCATION)

Special Collections and Rare Books at SFU is seeking a student-archivist or recent graduate to complete a limited-term appraisal project.  The position will be based at SFU in Special Collections and Rare Books.  The successful candidate will work up to 10 hours a week for four months.  The candidate will do contextual research to locate the records creator within the broader British Columbia cultural and political scene.  They will survey and inventory a variety of formats (e.g., photographs, photographic albums, a/v materials, sound recordings, ephemera) documenting or relating to themes such as Chinese Canadian history in BC, the history and development of Chinatown, immigration, and the history and development of the business community in Vancouver.  At the conclusion of the project, the archivist will issue a final report to SCRB regarding the appraised materials, including their extent, condition, and enduring value.  SCRB will use this report to develop an appropriate long-term strategy for the care and disposition of these materials.

The successful candidate will possess:

Excellent knowledge of and understanding of archival principles, standards, and practices

Knowledge of 20th – 21st century Chinese-Canadian history in BC

Knowledge of 20th – 21st century Canadian political history

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent problem-solving skills

Demonstrated ability to work accurately and completely, establish priorities, and work independently

This is a limited-term appointment with an anticipated start date of November 10, 2017.  The exact date and schedule will be negotiated with the successful candidate.  The salary is $25/hour.

To apply, send a CV and letter of application by email with the subject heading “Appraisal Project in Chinese Canadian History in BC” to Melissa Salrin, Head of Special Collections, at msalrin@sfu.ca.  Initial review of applications will begin on Friday, October 27th, 2017.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Paid Temporary Support Position

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is looking for a temporary support person for data lookup, approximately 50 hours total. You will help digitizing paper records into digital spreadsheets which requires very good attention to detail and basic Excel skills. The job is paid hourly at a rate of $19. The work has to be performed at the Graduate Student Centre, Thea Koerner House.

To apply, please forward your resume to Jens Locher, Assistant Dean, Strategic Technologies & Business Initiatives, at jens.locher@ubc.ca

 

Project Assistant/Tech Rover, Biology Program

The primary role of this position is to assist the transition from Connect (current course management system) to Canvas, within the Biology program. This role will include basic face-to-face support for faculty members where they work, basic support and troubleshooting in the use of learning technologies, appropriate referrals to other IT support services, development of help guides, and assistance in the evaluation and revision of our course templates.
Job Description:

We are looking for a motivated Project Assistant to work with us on this project. The ideal candidate would have an interest in course management systems and educational design, have excellent research and troubleshooting skills, be able to communicate clearly in speech and in writing, and would enjoy working with people.

Responsibilities include:

– Becoming familiar with Canvas and these specific course templates
– Troubleshooting Canvas issues.
– Working with faculty to show them how to use the templates.
– Assisting IT support and faculty with building of course sites.
– Assisting with the development of help guides tailored to use of the templates.
– Conducting surveys of faculty and students about the effectiveness of the templates.
– Helping to assess progress through the collection and analysis of the relevant data.
– Conducting research into Best Practices of course management systems.

The following experiences would be assets to this position, but are not explicitly required:

– Experience with course management systems (e.g. Connect; Moodle; Canvas).
– Experience generating and analyzing surveys.
– HTML and CSS experience

This position will be paid at the Project Assistant rate of $18.83/h, 10h per week (150h per 4-month term) for up to 45 weeks (12 months).

Interested candidates should email a resume or CV to Liane Chen at lchen@zoology.ubc.ca, and include a cover letter detailing their background, skills, and interest in the position.

Job posting for project assistant-tech rover to assist with Canvas course templates

Research Assistant

UBC Development and Alumni Engagement’s Research and Prospect Analytics Department is seeking 1 Work Learn Research Assistant (RA) to provide information and analysis on a variety of projects . Working with our team of 10 researchers and an additional Research Assistant, the RA executes projects to identify and assess potential major gift donors and alumni leadership volunteers for the university; the RA’s work includes locating and interpreting relevant financial, philanthropic, and biographical information. Responsibilities:

  • Conduct database searches of public records and internal information sources to locate data relevant to the identification and cultivation of prospects.
  • Collect and code research in spreadsheets. Create summary reports and initial analysis of findings.
  • Write profiles on individuals, companies, and foundations following department templates.
  • Organize search profiles and regularly monitor news media, selecting relevant stories that could advance the university’s relationship with donors and alumni. Prepare updates for UBC Development and Alumni staff.
  • Access and update records within an enterprise-level content management system.
  • Other duties as required.

This position runs September 2017 through April 2018. The Research Assistant works 10 hours per week and sets his/her own schedule within regular office hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm). Pay is $17.62/hour.  Cover letter and resume should be sent as soon as possible to Shahin Sharma, Research Analyst (shahin.sharma@ubc.ca). Interviews will be scheduled August 21st through August 28th. Only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

WL W17 WL W16 Archival Digitization Student Assistant

UBC Vancouver Work Learn Program

University of British Columbia – Library, University Archives

Job Type – UBC Vancouver Work Learn Program

Number of Openings – 1

Job Description
The Archival Digitization Student Assistant will be working with University Archives department, which serves as UBC’s corporate memory by identifying, preserving and making available for use the University’s valuable text, photo and audio-visual archival materials. The Archives also coordinates the University-wide records management program which supports various departments by preserving evidence of past decisions and events; serves in a public relations capacity by disseminating information about UBC’s history; and supports academic research through the provision of reference services and specialized research tools.

Duties
The student will be primarily responsible for carrying out various small-scale digitization projects involving a variety of formats of archival materials housed in the University Archives.

This will involve:
• Capturing the original analog source material and the editing of the electronic surrogate. We anticipate that projects will include textual and photographic material as well as audio and video recordings.
• Editing the new electronic copy of the digitized object
• Participating in the development and entry of associated descriptive metadata (descriptive cataloguing).
• Determining the best way to carry-out assigned projects and managing timelines and project deadlines

In addition to the digitization activities the student may participate in basic arrangement and description of archival material and will carry out some clerical tasks associated with the operation of the University Archives.

Supervision
Supervision for the position will be provided by Archives’ support staff while archivists in the unit will provide supervision and support for the development of the associated metadata. After receiving training it is anticipated that the student will be able to carry out these projects as assigned in a fairly independent manner. The student will be largely responsible for determining and reporting back as to how best to carry out the project and estimating the time necessary to complete the tasks.

Impact on the unit
One of University Archives’ primary goals is to continue to add to the volume of Archives’ unique online historical content. For the past several years, University Archives has put considerable efforts into digitizing a significant portion of the records that chronicle the history of UBC history in order to make them more fully accessible to users via the internet. The digitization projects undertaken by the student will make important contributions towards achieving our goal of creating enhanced online access to the various formats of holdings of the University Archives for students, faculty, researchers and community members to access.

Qualifications

Graduate student enrolled in Archival Studies or Library Science at UBC iSchool preferred
• Appreciation of the proper handling of archival material and an understanding of the nature of archival arrangement
• Knowledge of the development and application of standardized metadata.
• Previous experience with document and photographic scanning, file editing and PDF creation (preferred)
• Experience with a variety of computer operating systems and software packages (preferred)
• Experience with the digitization and/or editing of digital audio and video recordings.
• Openness to instruction and training
• Self-starter attitude, capable of working independently as well as part of a team
• Excellent attention to detail
• Other desirable attributes include good time management and creative problem-solving skills and dependability

University Diversity Statement

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Orientation & Training
Archives staff will provide the student with a comprehensive orientation in which we describe the full range of activities and objectives of the unit. This involves:
– An overview of the resources and materials held in the University Archives
– Training on best practices relating to the creation and provision of access to an extensive, online collection of digital resources.
– Overview of how the Archives fits into the University and the Library
– Training on the use of a variety of different scanning devises for both paper-based material and audio and video recordings and software for creating PDFs and editing digitized photographs and a/v materials.
– Training on the creation of standardized descriptive information (metadata) to be applied to the digital resources so that researchers are able to efficiently retrieve material.
– Health & Safety Orientation for the University Archives area

Mentoring and Feedback

• The student will be trained and mentored by the Archivists and Archives’ support staff
• The student will receive regular feedback from the Archivists and on-going support from the entire team
• Feedback can be bi-directional, and our department is also open to taking advantage of any ideas the student may have about new ways of doing things

Networking & Professional Growth

The student will gain very valuable and practical archival work experience through their work creating and editing new digital content and an appreciation for the development and application of clear and consistent metadata to facilitate retrieval. With an increasingly greater emphasis, within the Archival discipline, placed on the digitization of unique and rare materials this practical experience will be very beneficial as they look for future employment opportunities.
• The student will also gain practical work experience in an Archival / Library as well as experience working in an office setting
• This experience will complement any classroom experience the Archival or Library Science student is gaining through their studies.
• In terms of networking, the student will work closely with our Archivists who are very well connected in the BC and Canadian archival communities. This has been of great benefit to some of our previous students particularly when they have applied for professional archival and library positions after graduation. In addition there may be an opportunity to collaborate with other professionals and students working on digitization projects in Rare Books & Special Collections and Digital Initiatives.

Hours Per Week – 10

Salary / Wage – $16.16

Preferred Degrees/Disciplines – Arts/Social Sciences

Anticipated Start Date – September 1, 2017

Experience Level – Current Students in a Masters Program

* new and returning MAS and dual-programme students*

Applications can be submitted either through CareersOnline or directly to Erwin Wodarczak, erwin.wodarczak@ubc.ca

WL W17 Human Resources and Postdoctoral Fellows Office Assistant

The Work Learn Program supports and subsidizes meaningful work experiences on campus that offer the opportunity for all current UBC students to develop their professional skills and learn in a work environment.  The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are hiring WL W17 Human Resources and Postdoctoral Fellows Office Assistant, Careers Online Job ID: 839794

How to apply: Starting August 1 applications will be posted on Careers Online

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) is responsible for the recruitment, admission, support and graduation of approx. 10,000 graduate students who attend UBC annually. Within G+PS there are a number of administrative units and programs.

The CASI team is responsible for the Faculty’s communications, student recruitment, data analysis and strategic uses of technology. As a central support unit G+PS supports more than 70 departments in their recruitment efforts and helps establish, communicate and implement various recruitment tactics across the university. The unit delivers training and workshops to dozens of program administrators in these various units and maintains central databases on mobility trends and markets. It provides data and intelligence information to other units to support their recruitment initiatives. CASI will be hiring for 2 positions in Recruitment and Communications.

WL W17 Human Resources and Postdoctoral Fellows Office Assistant Careers Online Job ID: 839794

The Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) is UBCs central office for providing support, professional development opportunities and advocacy for all Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs). The Office liaises closely with Faculty Relations, the VP Research Office and the UBC Postdoc Association as well as other relevant units across campus.  The HR & PDFO Assistant will provide support for various projects within the PDFO and HR team portfolio.  Duties include:

PDFO

  • Assist in the implementation of a professional development program for UBC postdocs, currently in the early stages of development
  • Compile evaluation summaries following professional development workshops and events
  • PDF communications including event follow-up and biweekly welcome emails
  • Assist with event preparation, set up/take-down, execution and onsite registration
  • manage a master attendance spreadsheet, updated with attendance records following each PDFO event
  • assist with material prep prior to PDFO events including check-in and name tags
  • mining and compiling of a PDF alumni list
  • maintaining the PDFO budget spreadsheet for accumulated costs
  • Assist with PDF Profiling Project

HR

  • Attendance management of monthly attendance spreadsheets and updating a master attendance statistics spreadsheet
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

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