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Job Posting: Art for Social Change - Research Assistant

February 18, 2016
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Art for Social Change (ASC!) is seeking a Masters or PhD student as a research assistant for their Art for Social Change (ASC!) Project. This research project is a collaboration among multiple universities and community organizations across Canada; goals include building human networks and cross-sector awareness of the benefits of arts-infused practices in a wide range of social change contexts.

Your tasks will focus on:

  • Disseminating research progress and project updates to the public via the ASC! blog, Facebook and Twitter
  • Online community building and engagement with other social change organizations
  • Preparing communication materials and documents (press releases, blog posts, etc.)
  • Maintaining a database of international art for social change organizations
  • Populating, maintaining, and updating ASC!/ICASC website (both text and graphic content) via Drupal CMS
  • Providing monthly social media reports to the ASC! team
  • Assisting with research on the art for social change field in Canada
  • Assisting other team members with administrative tasks and projects as necessary
  • Attending team meetings (schedule varies)

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent team communication skills
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite), Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Calendar)
  • Familiarity with updating graphics and other content in websites
  • Ability to work with Photoshop and Illustrator to create and optimize graphics
  • Strong research skills and ability to effectively summarize complex information
  • Ability to work and problem-solve independently
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset
  • Knowledge of art and culture sector and social change work across Canada preferred
  • Previous experience developing communications plans and social media strategy preferred

Start date:  April 4, 2016 (possibly earlier)
Location:  SFU Harbour Centre
Hours:  12-16 hours/week

Please submit a cover letter, your resume and a copy of your transcript (an unofficial transcript is fine) to:

Judith Marcuse, Principal Investigator at judith_marcuse@sfu.ca

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