Job Postings

  • Digital Scholarship Assistant – full-time in July and August 2022, & potentially part-time into the fall until all the job hours are used (for continuing undergraduate students)
  • Digital Scholarship Intern – full-time from mid August 2022 to March 2023 (for recent graduates of an undergraduate program)

POSITION FILLED – Digital Scholarship Assistant – July 2022 to August 2022 +

(full time in July and August, and potentially part time into the fall until the job hours are used)

The University of Victoria Libraries is seeking one dynamic, technically proficient and self-motivated individual for the position of DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANT. 

The duration of the proposed position is for 16 weeks full-time, excluding statutory holidays, from July 4, 2022 to August 31, 2022, and then part time in the fall until all of the position hours are completed, and pays $17.12/hour (plus 14% for benefits and vacation pay). The start date is flexible. English fluency is essential, and although French is not required it would be considered an asset. This is an on-site jobs and the successful applicant will need to work in the library in July and August.

The Digital Scholarship Assistant will report to the Digital Scholarship Commons Manager and will work with a team of staff and librarians to provide support for student learning and digital exploration. The DSC Assistant will also enrich DSC workshops with additional interactive and multimedia elements as well as assist in decolonizing workshop content and activities. The Assistant will create videos, annotated screenshots, animated GIFS, online polls, and other resources to enrich online and face-to-face workshop activities. 

The Assistant will be involved in a variety of other tasks related to the operation of the Digital Scholarship Commons including 3D printing, offering peer support, tutorials, and lead hyflex digital tools workshops with the support of the Digital Scholarship team.

In order to be most successful, the Digital Scholarship Assistant should: 

  • have experience creating interactive and/or multimedia learning materials
  • have some previous experience tutoring, training, or teaching
  • be interested in helping others to develop their technical skills 
  • have some experience with 3D design, 3D printing, scanning, or modelling
  • have some experience with iMovie or other video editing software
  • have some experience with Audacity, Garage Band or other audio editing software
  • be able to work both collaboratively and independently 
  • have strong written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • Have registered as a full-time* student in the semester preceding the YCW job (*as defined by their educational institution); and intend to return to full-time studies* in the semester immediately following the YCW summer job
  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all gender orientations, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. 

Interested candidates who are eligible under the YCW program are asked to apply by email, with a cover letter and CV by Friday, July 1st, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. to: 

Rich McCue
University of Victoria Libraries
Email: rmccue@uvic.ca
Web: uvic.ca/library/dsc 

Please note that while we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


POSITION FILLED – Digital Scholarship Intern – August 2022 to March 2023

The University of Victoria Libraries is seeking one dynamic, technically proficient and self-motivated individual for the position of DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP INTERN.

Duration:

The duration of the proposed position is for approximately 6 months, excluding statutory holidays, from Monday, August 15, 2022 – Friday, March 31, 2023, and pays $27.65/hour (plus vacation pay). English fluency is essential, and although French is not required it would be considered an asset.

Position Description:

The Digital Scholarship Intern will report to the Digital Scholarship Commons Manager and will work with a team of staff, librarians, developers, and graduate assistants to provide support for student learning and digital exploration. The intern will work to create new workshops and will enrich current digital fluency workshops with interactive and multimedia elements appropriate for synchronous and asynchronous online learning, as well as assist in adding Indigenous activities to workshops. The intern will also help students to improve their digital skills, including, but not limited to, 3D design, 3D scanning, 3D printing, data visualization, audio editing, and video editing.

The main goals of this position are to operate the DSC’s 3D printers and to enrich current digital fluency workshops with interactive and multimedia elements appropriate for synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The intern will learn best practices for 3D printing, and will create videos, annotated screenshots, animated gif, online polls, and other resources to enrich online workshop activities.

The intern will be involved in a variety of other tasks related to the operation of the Digital Scholarship Commons. These include offering peer support, tutorials, and lead online digital tools workshops with the support of the Digital Scholarship team. This support includes the creation of documentation to help address common problems. The intern will help the library to understand student needs in these areas and will make recommendations for tools, applications, and workshops that would be most helpful for students across disciplines. We are also open to creative ideas for engaging students. The intern will also work with the team on website maintenance, content creation, and event planning. The intern will participate in decision-making around service offerings, and special projects.

In order to be most successful, the intern should:

  • be a recent graduate from a Canadian university with a background in education, design, technology, engineering, library & information science, business, or other related discipline. 
  • have experience with 3D printing and 3D design
  • have some experience creating interactive and/or multimedia learning materials
  • have some previous experience tutoring, training, or teaching
  • be interested in helping others to develop their technical skills 
  • have some experience with iMovie or other video editing software
  • have some experience with Audacity, Garage Band or other audio editing software
  • be able to work both collaboratively and independently 
  • have strong written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples., people of all gender orientations, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

Interested candidates who are eligible under the YCW Internship program are asked to apply by email, with a cover letter and CV by July 15, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Rich McCue
University of Victoria Libraries
Email: rmccue@uvic.ca
Web: lib.uvic.ca/dsc
 

Please note that while we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.