Position Context and Who We’re Looking For
SpokenWeb – a SSHRC funded Partnership Grant, Principal Investigator Jason Camlot – is seeking two (2) undergraduate students to support our work discovering and describing literary events that took place across Canada between March 2020 and now for the Archive of the Digital Present project. The ADP project works parallel to the SpokenWeb Research Network which is a research project that aims to develop and connect collections of recorded literary performances from across our international network, engaging with a broad spectrum of inquiries from pedagogy to audio signal analysis. You can find out more about SpokenWeb at its website: https://spokenweb.ca.
We are looking for someone who has strong research skills and who enjoys working in a team with other students. Previous experience working with databases, spreadsheets, social media platforms, and an interest in literary readings and events will be an asset. The work will be well suited to someone who feels comfortable working by themselves, but also enjoys connecting virtually with a diverse cohort of academics, librarians, web developers, designers, artists, other students, and community stakeholders.
This position will be supervised by Jason Camlot (Concordia, English), in coordination with the SpokenWeb RA Salena Wiener and the SpokenWeb Project Manager, with the ultimate goal of discovering and describing as many online and in-person literary events during the period in question as possible.
Description of Job Duties
Primary responsibilities of the position would be as follows:
- Search the web and social media platforms to discover literary events held during the Pandemic period, both online and in person.
- Familiarize themselves with the metadata schema and database used for the Archive of the Digital Present project.
- Describe the literary events according to the established schema via SpokenWeb’s metadata system, Swallow.
- Attend SpokenWeb team meetings and events to share progress and discuss work with Concordia and Metadata Processing teams.
- Work with the ADP team to identify gaps in representation in our data set, whether geographic or otherwise.
- Audit entered data for accuracy and update as needed to ensure consistency in metadata set.
Salary & Eligibility
Position open to any undergraduate student in good standing. Rate to be determined by the Collective Agreement for 10 hours per week. The initial contract will run from the date of hire in February through April 30, 2022.
How to Apply
Send a statement of interest, including information about relevant experience, and a resume to: Ben Hynes, SpokenWeb Project Manager, at email@example.com.
Posted On: January 31th, 2022
Deadline: February 7th, 2022