Collections Processing Research Assistant, Summer 2023 — Jul 07, 2023


Posted On: June 26th, 2023

Deadline: July 7th, 2023


Position Context and Who We’re Looking For

SpokenWeb – a SSHRC funded Partnership Grant, Principal Investigator Jason Camlot – is looking for a student to support our work describing literary events that took place across Canada between the 1950s and the present. This work is a key element to the SpokenWeb Research Network’s mandate to make collections of literary audio held at partner institutions discoverable and searchable. The SpokenWeb Research Network 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 metadata and an interest in literary events will be an asset. The work will be well suited for 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:

  • Familiarize themselves with the metadata schema used for the SpokenWeb Collections.
  • Describe literary events according to the established schema via SpokenWeb’s metadata platform, Swallow.
  • Attend SpokenWeb team meetings and events to share progress and discuss work with Concordia and Metadata Processing teams.


Salary & Eligibility

Position open to any student in good standing. Rate to be determined by the Collective Agreement for 10 hours per week.





How to Apply

Send a statement of interest, including information about relevant experience, and a resume to: Ben Hynes, SpokenWeb Project Manager, at ben.hynes@concordia.ca.

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