OverviewDouglas College Curator, Digital Cultures Lab Part Time in New Westminster, BC
Branch New Westminster BC CA
Curator, Digital Cultures Lab
New Westminster, BC
An interest in cultural histories, archival cataloguing, digital texts, and the management of creative spaces….
Housed within the Douglas College Office of Research and Innovation, the Digital Cultures Lab provides an on-line space for students and faculty to engage with current and emerging practices in digital technologies for conducting and disseminating academic research. In particular, the lab is a place to hold and experiment with on-line spaces for research, collaborative digital initiatives, and the management of a community Maker Space (3d Printing) at the New Westminster Quay.
The Curator will work with the Research and Innovation Office managing the Douglas College Maker Space. As well, the curator will work with the Digital Cultures Lab to develop digital textbook initiatives and approaches to collaboration, dissemination, and curation in a variety of different environments.
Work within the Research and Innovation Office on projects that involve the management of a maker space (3d printing, troubleshooting, scheduling, etc.);
Day-to-day assistance managing the network of websites within the Lab;
The digitization and cataloguing of texts;
Provide advice for, consult with, and participate in conversations underway within the Digital Cultures Lab about the role emerging digital technologies might play in academic work.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need:
Good written and verbal communication skills.
An interest in cultural histories, archival cataloguing, digital texts, and the management of creative spaces.
An interest in managing a maker space (shared space with 3d printers, expertise, etc.).
A basic understanding of WordPress or similar content management systems.
A willingness to participate in collaborative work.
A willingness to conduct research.
Domestic students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as Student Assistant:
-The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College throughout the Fall 2015 term; OR
-The domestic student must have been enrolled in, and maintained, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College in the Summer 2015 term and has indicated an intention to enroll at the college for the Winter 2016 term; OR
-The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain a minimum of two or more (3 credit) courses at another accredited public post-secondary institution in British Columbia throughout the Fall 2015.
International students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as Student Assistant:
– The international student must be enrolled in, and maintain a minimum of 9 credits at Douglas College, throughout the Fall 2015 term.
– An international student, who is not a Douglas College student, but is an international student at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C., is eligible to work at Douglas College only if he/she has a valid Study Permit. Proof of enrolment in full-time studies from the other post-secondary institution is required.
– If an international student, who is not a Douglas College student, but is an international student at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C., has a valid Study Permit and an existing Off-Campus Work Permit, he/she is eligible to work at Douglas College. Proof of enrolment in full-time studies from the other post-secondary institution is required.
– An original copy of a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and an original Study Permit and/or Off-Campus Work Permit are required by law before commencing work at Douglas College.
– Effective June 1, 2014, changes to the International Student Program came into effect. Please refer to the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship website for more information: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-changes.asp.
– Proof of enrolment from Douglas College or the other post-secondary institution is required for domestic and international students, at the interview stage. If the student is not enrolled in a course(s) for the Fall 2015 term, the student must confirm their intention to enroll at Douglas College for the Winter 2016 term, prior to being hired.
Qualified Douglas College students meeting the above criteria will be given first preference over students of other qualifying institutions.
Link to Full Position Profile:
The Fall 2015 work term is September 8 – December 16, 2015.
Hours of work: up to a maximum of 20 hours/week.
This position will be located in the Douglas College Office of Research and Innovation.
Grade or Pay Level:
SA – Pay Level II
Quicklink for Posting:
Open Until Filled
End Date (if applicable):
Employment Type: Part Time
Location: New Westminster, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-01