Category Archives: Employment – Student

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Position with Dr. Heather O’Brien

Duration: October 2-December 15 (potential to continue in Winter term II)

Approximately 110-120 hours total (10-12 hours/week)

Description of responsibilities:

The GRA will assist Dr. O’Brien with preparation of a research proposal, which may include: literature searching and synthesis, editing, stakeholder engagement and support, project management, and knowledge mobilization tasks.

Qualifications:

Effective communication and search skills; interest in|experience with community engagement, knowledge mobilization and/or open access; previous experience with project management, grant or proposal writing and/or a previous graduate degree would be an asset; ability to devote the requisite hours to this position

Please send a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the position and qualifications, and an up-to-date CV (including names of references) to Dr. O’Brien (h.obrien@ubc.ca).  Due to the time sensitive nature of the proposal, reviewing applications will begin as of Wednesday, September 27.

SLAIS LAB ASSISTANT 2 Sept 2017 – Apr 2018 [Deadline extended]

General nature of the duties:

  • Support for Virtual Lab Project:
    • Updating and creating new content for the site
    • Ensuring software related to the Virtual Lab is working properly
  • Technology in the Core
    • Re-designing and teaching technology workshops on web design and basics of databases
  • Advanced technology support for students and instructors in all programs, especially for students taking technology, design, and programming courses
  • General IT troubleshooting (software and hardware in SLAIS Labs) and coordination with UBC IT, and Arts ISIT support through the main office
  • Availability for ad-hoc online and face to face technical support to students

Desired qualifications:
Skills and Knowledge:

Required to have programming skills (any language, preferably Python), excellent communication and tutoring skills, ability to learn quickly about new software and technologies, and interest in adult information technology literacy training.

Highly desirable to have any or all of the following: advanced web design skills (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, etc.), database design skills (SQL, MS ACCESS), and software used in library and archival settings.

Term 1: September 1 – December 31, 2017

Term 2: January 1 – April 30, 2018

Number of Hours: 12 hours/week during Winter Term 1 and Winter Term 2

Application Procedure:
Please complete the attached application form and return ASAP to Alynne Pols.

Hard copy form available from reception in the main office.
Closing date for applications extended to September 15th, 2017

Lab Assistant 2 2017-2018

SLAIS LAB ASSISTANT 1 Sept 2017 – Apr 2018 [Deadline extended]

General nature of the duties:

  • Support for Virtual Lab Project:
    • Updating and creating new content for the site
    • Providing support to students using the Virtual Lab
    • Ensuring software related to the Virtual Lab is working properly
  • Technology in the Core
    • Collecting and analyzing evaluation data for the Technology in the Core program using the instruments developed for this purpose (i.e. online survey: pre- and post-test and workshop surveys)
    • Reviewing, updating, and creating new content for the modules in EdX of the online Information Technology Literacy course
    • Re-designing and teaching technology workshops on web design and basics of databases
  • Training support for using facilities and labs and marketing of advanced features of SLAIS equipment:
    • Using advanced features of the display screen in Kitimat group study Pod
    • Using advanced features of SMART Board
    • Using videoconferencing system in the Greig Lab
    • Using advanced features of hardware in the Greig Lab, e.g. eye-tracker
    • Using software in the sand box workstations
  • Availability for ad-hoc online and face to face technical support for students

Desired qualifications:
Skills:

Highly desirable to have solid web design skills, experience with database design, excellent communication and tutoring skills, ability to learn quickly about new software and technologies, and interest in adult information technology literacy training.

Knowledge:

Highly desirable to have practical knowledge in some of the following: HTML, CSS, MS ACCESS, web design principles, relational databases, and software used in library and archival settings.

Term 1: September 1 – December 31, 2017

Term 2: January 1 – April 30, 2018

Number of Hours: 12 hours/week during Winter Term 1 and Winter Term 2

Application Procedure:
Please complete the attached application form and return ASAP to Alynne Pols.

Hard copy form available from reception in the main office.
Closing date for applications extended to September 15th, 2017

Lab Assistant 1 2017-2018

Digitization Assistant – General

Hours Per Week: 10
Wage: 16.16/hr. + 7% in lieu of benefits
Number of Openings: 1 (N.B. This is a WorkLearn-funded position)
Start Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Minimum commitment: 2 terms (i.e. through April 30, 2018 – more preferred)
Application Review Starts: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Send resume to (N.B. no phone calls, no inperson 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 to make the collections and research at UBC available to the world.

Job Description

As part of the Digitization Centre at the UBC Library the Digitization Assistant will:

  • Upload digitized files and metadata to the CONTENTdm content management system
  • Convert existing files and metadata in the collection to updated formats
  • Perform quality control checks on digital files and metadata
  • Digitize photographs, documents and other materials from the Library’s collection using a
    variety of hardware
  • Process digitized items so that they are suitable for web display and searching using the
    appropriate graphics editing (i.e. Photoshop) and OCR software
  • Follow defined processes, standards and best practices in all activities
  • Provide assistance for other students in the Centre (the Digitization Assistant represent a key
    position in the Centre due to the wide range of skills they learn)

Qualifications

The candidate should possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, computers, scanning software and hardware
    and general photographic principles preferred
  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, word processing, spreadsheet, database and
    graphics editing software (e.g. MS Office, CONTENTdm and Photoshop) preferred
  • Effective 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.

To be a great fit for this position the candidate will need to be highly motivated, innately curious, a good team player and self-directed.

Digitization Assistant – General 10

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.

SLAIS LAB ASSISTANT 2 Sept 2017 – Apr 2018

General nature of the duties:

  • Support for Virtual Lab Project:
    • Updating and creating new content for the site
    • Ensuring software related to the Virtual Lab is working properly
  • Technology in the Core
    • Re-designing and teaching technology workshops on web design and basics of databases
  • Advanced technology support for students and instructors in all programs, especially for students taking technology, design, and programming courses
  • General IT troubleshooting (software and hardware in SLAIS Labs) and coordination with UBC IT, and Arts ISIT support through the main office
  • Availability for ad-hoc online and face to face technical support to students

Desired qualifications:
Skills and Knowledge:

Required to have programming skills (any language, preferably Python), excellent communication and tutoring skills, ability to learn quickly about new software and technologies, and interest in adult information technology literacy training.

Highly desirable to have any or all of the following: advanced web design skills (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, etc.), database design skills (SQL, MS ACCESS), and software used in library and archival settings.

Term 1: September 1 – December 31, 2017

Term 2: January 1 – April 30, 2018

Number of Hours: 12 hours/week during Winter Term 1 and Winter Term 2

Application Procedure:
Please complete the attached application form and return ASAP to Program Assistant Alynne Pols (ischool.program@ubc.ca).

Hard copy form available from reception in the main office.

Closing date for applications is:  September 8th, 2017

Lab Assistant 2 2017-2018

SLAIS LAB ASSISTANT 1 Sept 2017 – Apr 2018

General nature of the duties:

  • Support for Virtual Lab Project:
    • Updating and creating new content for the site
    • Providing support to students using the Virtual Lab
    • Ensuring software related to the Virtual Lab is working properly
  • Technology in the Core
    • Collecting and analyzing evaluation data for the Technology in the Core program using the instruments developed for this purpose (i.e. online survey: pre- and post-test and workshop surveys)
    • Reviewing, updating, and creating new content for the modules in EdX of the online Information Technology Literacy course
    • Re-designing and teaching technology workshops on web design and basics of databases
  • Training support for using facilities and labs and marketing of advanced features of SLAIS equipment:
    • Using advanced features of the display screen in Kitimat group study Pod
    • Using advanced features of SMART Board
    • Using videoconferencing system in the Greig Lab
    • Using advanced features of hardware in the Greig Lab, e.g. eye-tracker
    • Using software in the sand box workstations
  • Availability for ad-hoc online and face to face technical support for students

Desired qualifications:
Skills:

Highly desirable to have solid web design skills, experience with database design, excellent communication and tutoring skills, ability to learn quickly about new software and technologies, and interest in adult information technology literacy training.

Knowledge:

Highly desirable to have practical knowledge in some of the following: HTML, CSS, MS ACCESS, web design principles, relational databases, and software used in library and archival settings.

Term 1: September 1 – December 31, 2017

Term 2: January 1 – April 30, 2018

Number of Hours: 12 hours/week during Winter Term 1 and Winter Term 2

Application Procedure:
Please complete the attached application form and return ASAP to Program Assistant Alynne Pols (ishool.program@ubc.ca).

Hard copy form available from reception in the main office.

Closing date for applications is:  September 8th, 2017

Lab Assistant 1 2017-2018

Graduate Academic Assistant – Scholarly Communications

Job ID

842097

Part Time (10 hrs/wk or less)

Graduate Academic Assistant – Scholarly Communications

SUMMARY
In conjunction with the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communications (CWSC), UBC Library’s Scholarly Communications Office seeks an Academic Assistant to support the new and critical area of scholarly communications. Broadly defined, scholarly communication is “the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use.”

The position is ideally suited to students in the MLIS or MAS programs.  Key duties include conducting research in scholarly communications service best practices; developing and delivering workshops, independently or co-taught; and writing and creating web pages, and video-based and online modules and guides (using LibGuides, WordPress, and other tools).

The incumbent will report to the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office in Koerner Library, and interact with CWSC staff and subject specialists in Koerner and Woodward libraries, to ensure applicability across the humanities, social sciences and STEM fields.

POSITION CLASSIFICATION
Researcher/Professional

Full details are available under the Job ID on Careers Online.

Students should apply via a covering letter and resume, if available, at careersonline.ubc.ca  by August 30th.  And  feel free to contact Leonora Crema, Scholarly Communications | UBC Library, (Leonora.crema@ubc.ca) with any questions.

 

 

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