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The School of Interactive Arts and Technology, is an interdisciplinary research focused school where technologists, artists, designers and theorists collaborate in innovative research and immersive study. The School of Communication emphasizes critical thinking, reading, analysis and production while studying media and technology from a critical perspective, focusing on big data and technology studies, media and culture. The meeting of creative practice with academic inquiry is core to the School for the Contemporary Arts, which works to foster artists and scholars who are equipped to engage with and contribute to important contemporary dialogues, issues, and challenges. As the only postgraduate Publishing Program in Canada, our program is the premier training ground for publishing professionals where students are equipped with the tools they need to excel in the publishing industry. The Master of Digital Media is Canada’s first professional graduate program in digital media.

Positions

Digital Media Club Mentor Student Assistant

SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) invites applications for the following position:

Description: In partnership with the Surrey School District (SD36), FCAT is offering a weekly Digital Media Club for at-risk students in Surrey. The Digital Media Club is a weekly group run by two FCAT Student Assistants (SAs) who facilitate interactive workshops for high school students in grades 10-12. The high school students who participate in the club often have complex learning needs but have demonstrated an interest and capacity in digital design.

FCAT and SD36 are seeking two empathetic and motivated FCAT SAs to work together and facilitate six interactive workshops for at-risk youth. These workshops will take place in-person at SFU Surrey.

The SAs will prepare the workshops with support and guidance from a FCAT faculty member. Workshop content is up to the SAs but will feature software accessible to SD36 secondary school students, ex. Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Examples of past workshop topics include Impossible Photography and Movie Poster design.

The SAs will follow COVID-19 safety protocols as determined by SD36 and SFU.

Location: SFU Surrey, 13450 102 Ave Unit 110, Surrey, BC V3T 0A3.

Duration: Contract will be for 4 hours/week from October 11-December 2, 2022.

  • Oct 11-21: Plan and prepare workshops.
  • Oct 24-Dec 2: Workshops SFU Surrey campus.

Rate of Pay:

Student Assistant Rate per hour Benefits @ 4% Total per hour
Undergrad $24 $0.96 $24.96
Masters $29 $1.16 $30.16
PhD $34 $1.36 $35.36

 

Principle Duties: Report to and under supervision of Kim Hockey at SFU and a Surrey School District teacher or counsellor.

  1. Guide Digital Art Club for small groups of up to fifteen students in Grades 10-12.
  2. Create a list of supplies necessary for the workshops.
  3. Create in-person or online program for weekly Digital Art club sessions.
  4. Attend weekly Digital Art Club meetings at SFU Surrey or alternative sites.
  5. Liaise between SFU and Surrey School District to coordinate meetings.
  6. Support students in completion of their digital art projects.
  7. 7. Provide safe and encouraging environment to students. 
  8. 8. Report any unsafe behaviour to teacher supervisor. 
  9. 9. Follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines as issued by SD36 and SFU. 

Qualifications:

  • Active in an undergraduate or graduate program within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.
  • Strong background in digital art and graphic design practice. • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Confident in fundamental principles in the following
    • 2D visual design;
    • sequential and animation design;
    • digital photography;
    • and vector image creation.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth.
  • Excellent ability to empathize.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and independently.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Requirements:

  • Complete a CRRA criminal record check.
  • Signed confidentiality agreement.

Application process: Send application by email to Kim Hockey (kha36@sfu.ca):

  1. Use the following subject heading, including your name, in your email application: 
    • SA Application Digital Art Club Mentor, [J. Doe]
  2. Cover letter indicating why you are interested in participating in this project.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Academic transcript.
  5. Name and contact information of 2 references. Please indicate relationship to references.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 2, 2022 Offer letters, contracts and all correspondences will be sent via email.

For information, please contact Kim Hockey at kha36@sfu.ca. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

FCAT Social Media Ambassador (CMNS)

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is seeking enthusiastic students to create content for our social media channels. The social media ambassador will report to the communications staff in their school and FCAT’s manager of communications and strategy.

Contract dates: September 19 – December 16, 2022

Hours: Estimated 15-20 hours total during the contract

Compensation: $400

Expectations

  • Create a minimum of four videos to be posted on both TikTok and Instagram Reels
  • Conceive, film and produce videos based on original ideas, trends, and content that would be engaging for students
  • Include fellow students in your videos and reach out to student unions to be involved
  • Suggest and implement innovative social media engagement ideas such as Instagram polls or incentives for new followers, and encourage students to tag us, comment on and like the videos.
  • Create a minimum of three Spotify playlists to motivate and inspire fellow students. These could include lists such as “Back to School,” “Study Time,” “Essay Writing,” or “Creative Mood” and may or may not be related to the social media videos.
  • Be available via email and for online meetings, and able to visit your school’s main SFU campus (CMNS in Burnaby, SIAT in Surrey, and SCA in Vancouver).

Qualifications

  • Current student in the School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, or School of Interactive Arts and Technology
  • Familiar with social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram
  • Familiar with Spotify and enjoy creating new playlists
  • Proficient in short-form video editing
  • Creative self-starter
  • Ability to work independently
  • Access to smartphone to film videos and create social media posts

To apply

Email your resume to fcateng@sfu.ca and indicate which of the three positions you are applying for. Include examples of relevant posts on TikTok and Instagram, playlists on Spotify, and an explanation about why you are interested in the role. Deadline to apply: September 14, 2022.

FCAT Social Media Ambassador (SCA)

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is seeking enthusiastic students to create content for our social media channels. The social media ambassador will report to the communications staff in their school and FCAT’s manager of communications and strategy.

Contract dates: September 19 – December 16, 2022

Hours: Estimated 15-20 hours total during the contract

Compensation: $400

Expectations

  • Create a minimum of four videos to be posted on both TikTok and Instagram Reels
  • Conceive, film and produce videos based on original ideas, trends, and content that would be engaging for students
  • Include fellow students in your videos and reach out to student unions to be involved
  • Suggest and implement innovative social media engagement ideas such as Instagram polls or incentives for new followers, and encourage students to tag us, comment on and like the videos.
  • Create a minimum of three Spotify playlists to motivate and inspire fellow students. These could include lists such as “Back to School,” “Study Time,” “Essay Writing,” or “Creative Mood” and may or may not be related to the social media videos.
  • Be available via email and for online meetings, and able to visit your school’s main SFU campus (CMNS in Burnaby, SIAT in Surrey, and SCA in Vancouver).

Qualifications

  • Current student in the School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, or School of Interactive Arts and Technology
  • Familiar with social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram
  • Familiar with Spotify and enjoy creating new playlists
  • Proficient in short-form video editing
  • Creative self-starter
  • Ability to work independently
  • Access to smartphone to film videos and create social media posts

To apply

Email your resume to fcateng@sfu.ca and indicate which of the three positions you are applying for. Include examples of relevant posts on TikTok and Instagram, playlists on Spotify, and an explanation about why you are interested in the role. Deadline to apply: September 14, 2022.

FCAT Social Media Ambassador (SIAT)

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is seeking enthusiastic students to create content for our social media channels. The social media ambassador will report to the communications staff in their school and FCAT’s manager of communications and strategy.

Contract dates: September 19 – December 16, 2022

Hours: Estimated 15-20 hours total during the contract

Compensation: $400

Expectations

  • Create a minimum of four videos to be posted on both TikTok and Instagram Reels
  • Conceive, film and produce videos based on original ideas, trends, and content that would be engaging for students
  • Include fellow students in your videos and reach out to student unions to be involved
  • Suggest and implement innovative social media engagement ideas such as Instagram polls or incentives for new followers, and encourage students to tag us, comment on and like the videos.
  • Create a minimum of three Spotify playlists to motivate and inspire fellow students. These could include lists such as “Back to School,” “Study Time,” “Essay Writing,” or “Creative Mood” and may or may not be related to the social media videos.
  • Be available via email and for online meetings, and able to visit your school’s main SFU campus (CMNS in Burnaby, SIAT in Surrey, and SCA in Vancouver).

Qualifications

  • Current student in the School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, or School of Interactive Arts and Technology
  • Familiar with social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram
  • Familiar with Spotify and enjoy creating new playlists
  • Proficient in short-form video editing
  • Creative self-starter
  • Ability to work independently
  • Access to smartphone to film videos and create social media posts

To apply

Email your resume to fcateng@sfu.ca and indicate which of the three positions you are applying for. Include examples of relevant posts on TikTok and Instagram, playlists on Spotify, and an explanation about why you are interested in the role. Deadline to apply: September 14, 2022.

FCAT Alumni Podcast Series Host, Student Assistant (CMNS)

FCAT is seeking enthusiastic students to host an episode for the FCAT Alumni Podcast Series. The Student Assistants (SA) will work in consultation with a Podcast Producer and FCAT communicators to host a podcast episode exploring inspiring and interesting stories of alumni from our School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Publishing Program, and Master of Digital Media. The podcast series will be released during the Fall 2022 term and Spring 2022 term.

The goal of the podcast series is to showcase FCAT alumni and identify potential careers for current students.  

Podcast content will be determined by the SA in collaboration with the Podcast Producer and FCAT communication team. The SA will participate in developing the podcast episode script and interview alumni guest.

The SAs will be supervised by Emma Keeler-Dugas (FCAT Communications Manager) and the Podcast Producer.

Administrative support will be provided by SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).

Location: SFU Burnaby and Remote.

Duration: Approximately September 19 – April 15, 2022

Hours: Approximately 7 hours per week or 80 hours per semester; will fluctuate

Rate of Pay: $27/hour.
 

Principle Duties:

Report to Emma Keeler-Dugas.

  1. Attend remote or in-person meetings with Podcast Producer on a regular basis, date and time of the meetings will be determined around SA availability.
  2. Collaborate with Podcast Producer and FCAT Communications Team to identify alumni interviewees.
  3. Participate in drafting script for podcast.
  4. Host one podcast episode per semester featuring FCAT alumnus.
  5. Submit a weekly timesheet to supervisor noting hours worked and tasks completed.
     

Qualifications:

  • Active in an undergraduate or graduate program within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).
  • Experience hosting or interviewing subjects.
  • Experience in radio or podcasting production preferred.
  • Experience with or strong desire to learn how to use audio hardware and software such as podcasting microphones and Audacity.
  • Excellent ability to empathize.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.
     

Application process:

Send by email to Emma Keeler-Dugas, Manager of Communications and Strategy, Communication, Art and Technology (ekeelerd@sfu.ca):

  1. Cover letter indicating which position you’re applying for and why you are interested in participating in this project.
  2. Curriculum vitae.

Offer letters, contracts and all correspondences will be sent via email.

For information, please contact Emma Keeler-Dugas at ekeelerd@sfu.ca. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

Closing Date: 2022 September 9.

FCAT Alumni Podcast Series Host, Student Assistant (SIAT)

FCAT is seeking enthusiastic students to host an episode for the FCAT Alumni Podcast Series. The Student Assistants (SA) will work in consultation with a Podcast Producer and FCAT communicators to host a podcast episode exploring inspiring and interesting stories of alumni from our School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Publishing Program, and Master of Digital Media. The podcast series will be released during the Fall 2022 term and Spring 2022 term.

The goal of the podcast series is to showcase FCAT alumni and identify potential careers for current students.  

Podcast content will be determined by the SA in collaboration with the Podcast Producer and FCAT communication team. The SA will participate in developing the podcast episode script and interview alumni guest.

The SAs will be supervised by Emma Keeler-Dugas (FCAT Communications Manager) and the Podcast Producer.

Administrative support will be provided by SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).

Location: SFU Burnaby and Remote.

Duration: Approximately September 19 – April 15, 2022

Hours: Approximately 7 hours per week or 80 hours per semester; will fluctuate

Rate of Pay: $27/hour.

Principle Duties:

Report to Emma Keeler-Dugas.

  1. Attend remote or in-person meetings with Podcast Producer on a regular basis, date and time of the meetings will be determined around SA availability.
  2. Collaborate with Podcast Producer and FCAT Communications Team to identify alumni interviewees.
  3. Participate in drafting script for podcast.
  4. Host one podcast episode per semester featuring FCAT alumnus.
  5. Submit a weekly timesheet to supervisor noting hours worked and tasks completed.

Qualifications:

  • Active in an undergraduate or graduate program within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).
  • Experience hosting or interviewing subjects.
  • Experience in radio or podcasting production preferred.
  • Experience with or strong desire to learn how to use audio hardware and software such as podcasting microphones and Audacity.
  • Excellent ability to empathize.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.

Application process:

Send by email to Emma Keeler-Dugas, Manager of Communications and Strategy, Communication, Art and Technology (ekeelerd@sfu.ca):

  1. Cover letter indicating which position you’re applying for and why you are interested in participating in this project.
  2. Curriculum vitae.

Offer letters, contracts and all correspondences will be sent via email.

For information, please contact Emma Keeler-Dugas at ekeelerd@sfu.ca. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

Closing Date: 2022 September 9.

FCAT Alumni Podcast Series Host, Student Assistant (SCA)

FCAT is seeking enthusiastic students to host an episode for the FCAT Alumni Podcast Series. The Student Assistants (SA) will work in consultation with a Podcast Producer and FCAT communicators to host a podcast episode exploring inspiring and interesting stories of alumni from our School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Publishing Program, and Master of Digital Media. The podcast series will be released during the Fall 2022 term and Spring 2022 term.

The goal of the podcast series is to showcase FCAT alumni and identify potential careers for current students.  

Podcast content will be determined by the SA in collaboration with the Podcast Producer and FCAT communication team. The SA will participate in developing the podcast episode script and interview alumni guest.

The SAs will be supervised by Emma Keeler-Dugas (FCAT Communications Manager) and the Podcast Producer.

Administrative support will be provided by SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).

Location: SFU Burnaby and Remote.

Duration: Approximately September 19 – April 15, 2022

Hours: Approximately 7 hours per week or 80 hours per semester; will fluctuate

Rate of Pay: $27/hour.

Principle Duties:

Report to Emma Keeler-Dugas.

  1. Attend remote or in-person meetings with Podcast Producer on a regular basis, date and time of the meetings will be determined around SA availability.
  2. Collaborate with Podcast Producer and FCAT Communications Team to identify alumni interviewees.
  3. Participate in drafting script for podcast.
  4. Host one podcast episode per semester featuring FCAT alumnus.
  5. Submit a weekly timesheet to supervisor noting hours worked and tasks completed.

Qualifications:

  • Active in an undergraduate or graduate program within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).
  • Experience hosting or interviewing subjects.
  • Experience in radio or podcasting production preferred.
  • Experience with or strong desire to learn how to use audio hardware and software such as podcasting microphones and Audacity.
  • Excellent ability to empathize.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.

Application process:

Send by email to Emma Keeler-Dugas, Manager of Communications and Strategy, Communication, Art and Technology (ekeelerd@sfu.ca):

  1. Cover letter indicating which position you’re applying for and why you are interested in participating in this project.
  2. Curriculum vitae.

Offer letters, contracts and all correspondences will be sent via email.

For information, please contact Emma Keeler-Dugas at ekeelerd@sfu.ca. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

Closing Date: 2022 September 9.

FCAT Alumni Podcast Series Host, Student Assistant (Publishing)

FCAT is seeking enthusiastic students to host an episode for the FCAT Alumni Podcast Series. The Student Assistants (SA) will work in consultation with a Podcast Producer and FCAT communicators to host a podcast episode exploring inspiring and interesting stories of alumni from our School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Publishing Program, and Master of Digital Media. The podcast series will be released during the Fall 2022 term and Spring 2022 term.

The goal of the podcast series is to showcase FCAT alumni and identify potential careers for current students.  

Podcast content will be determined by the SA in collaboration with the Podcast Producer and FCAT communication team. The SA will participate in developing the podcast episode script and interview alumni guest.

The SAs will be supervised by Emma Keeler-Dugas (FCAT Communications Manager) and the Podcast Producer.

Administrative support will be provided by SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).

Location: SFU Burnaby and Remote.

Duration: Approximately September 19 – April 15, 2022

Hours: Approximately 7 hours per week or 80 hours per semester; will fluctuate

Rate of Pay: $27/hour.

Principle Duties:

Report to Emma Keeler-Dugas.

  1. Attend remote or in-person meetings with Podcast Producer on a regular basis, date and time of the meetings will be determined around SA availability.
  2. Collaborate with Podcast Producer and FCAT Communications Team to identify alumni interviewees.
  3. Participate in drafting script for podcast.
  4. Host one podcast episode per semester featuring FCAT alumnus.
  5. Submit a weekly timesheet to supervisor noting hours worked and tasks completed.

Qualifications:

  • Active in an undergraduate or graduate program within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).
  • Experience hosting or interviewing subjects.
  • Experience in radio or podcasting production preferred.
  • Experience with or strong desire to learn how to use audio hardware and software such as podcasting microphones and Audacity.
  • Excellent ability to empathize.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.

Application process:

Send by email to Emma Keeler-Dugas, Manager of Communications and Strategy, Communication, Art and Technology (ekeelerd@sfu.ca):

  1. Cover letter indicating which position you’re applying for and why you are interested in participating in this project.
  2. Curriculum vitae.

Offer letters, contracts and all correspondences will be sent via email.

For information, please contact Emma Keeler-Dugas at ekeelerd@sfu.ca. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

Closing Date: 2022 September 9.

FCAT Alumni Podcast Series Host, Student Assistant (MDM)

FCAT is seeking enthusiastic students to host an episode for the FCAT Alumni Podcast Series. The Student Assistants (SA) will work in consultation with a Podcast Producer and FCAT communicators to host a podcast episode exploring inspiring and interesting stories of alumni from our School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Publishing Program, and Master of Digital Media. The podcast series will be released during the Fall 2022 term and Spring 2022 term.

The goal of the podcast series is to showcase FCAT alumni and identify potential careers for current students.  

Podcast content will be determined by the SA in collaboration with the Podcast Producer and FCAT communication team. The SA will participate in developing the podcast episode script and interview alumni guest.

The SAs will be supervised by Emma Keeler-Dugas (FCAT Communications Manager) and the Podcast Producer.

Administrative support will be provided by SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).

Location: SFU Burnaby and Remote.

Duration: Approximately September 19 – April 15, 2022

Hours: Approximately 7 hours per week or 80 hours per semester; will fluctuate

Rate of Pay: $27/hour.

Principle Duties:

Report to Emma Keeler-Dugas.

  1. Attend remote or in-person meetings with Podcast Producer on a regular basis, date and time of the meetings will be determined around SA availability.
  2. Collaborate with Podcast Producer and FCAT Communications Team to identify alumni interviewees.
  3. Participate in drafting script for podcast.
  4. Host one podcast episode per semester featuring FCAT alumnus.
  5. Submit a weekly timesheet to supervisor noting hours worked and tasks completed.

Qualifications:

  • Active in an undergraduate or graduate program within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).
  • Experience hosting or interviewing subjects.
  • Experience in radio or podcasting production preferred.
  • Experience with or strong desire to learn how to use audio hardware and software such as podcasting microphones and Audacity.
  • Excellent ability to empathize.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.

Application process:

Send by email to Emma Keeler-Dugas, Manager of Communications and Strategy, Communication, Art and Technology (ekeelerd@sfu.ca):

  1. Cover letter indicating which position you’re applying for and why you are interested in participating in this project.
  2. Curriculum vitae.

Offer letters, contracts and all correspondences will be sent via email.

For information, please contact Emma Keeler-Dugas at ekeelerd@sfu.ca. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

Closing Date: 2022 September 9.

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