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UVIC Opportunities/Work Study

September 7, 2011

According to Karen Whyte, the Development Officer in Humanities, this work study opportunity involves you in writing

“a series of short articles with a photo that can be printed as hard copy or used as links on the Humanities web site. The work study student will need to:
·       contact the faculty person (I’ll work with the student to develop the list),
·       set up a time to interview them and take a photo,
·       then write a short one-page piece about the researcher/professor and their research
·       all in language accessible to the an intelligent but uninformed audience, and
·       in a format that can be used on the web site as well as printed .

The student needs to be on financial aid and eligible for the work study program. They can get information about that from the financial aid office. It would help if they have their own digital camera. We have 150 hours at $10 per hour to offer as well as use of an office space across the hall from me in Clearihue.

 

 

 

August 28, 2011

Four excellent opportunities for you to get paid and get professional experience on campus:

  1. University Communications, Publication Assistant

CONTACT NAME:            Robie Liscomb

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The publications assistant will assist the editor of The Ring with content development and research, writing, photography, videography and will help plan, develop, generate, edit and post content for the Ring’s website ring.uvic.ca

QUALIFICATIONS:

Excellent communication skills, digital photography and videography skills, ability to be responsible for individual projects and to work independently.

JOB LOCATION ON-CAMPUS:            Sedgewick C-148a

WORK STUDY WAGE:            $10.00

HOURS AVAILABLE:             250

HOW TO APPLY:                Email cover letter, resume, writing sample(s) to robie@uvic.ca

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2.   Video Assistant/Social Media UVIC Communications

CONTACT NAME: Robin Sutherland

Cover letter and resume via email to Robin Sutherland (trobin@uvic.ca) or mail or drop off at UVic Communications, Sedgewick C-149, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

JOB DESCRIPTION: The social media assistant will provide support to the University Web Initiatives Team as it increases its presence amongst the most popular social media websites and web applications used by its target audiences. Tasks may include posting to our Facebook site, Twitter accounts, working with Google maps, developing Foursqure/Gowalla activities, adding photos/videos to our Flickr and YouTube channels, and monitoring/maintaining university blogs.

Additionally, as we continue to integrate video into our communications materials, this position will provide support for our design team in the collection, editing and posting of video material, as well as conducting and monitoring searches for UVic related material that may be posted by others.

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience and enthusiasm for social media is essential! Your understanding and use of the above tools will be evaluated in determining your suitability for the position. Also valuable are excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills, the ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.                       

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3.  Web Assistant: UVIC Communications

JOB TITLE: Web assistant

DEPARTMENT NAME: Communication Services

CONTACT NAME: Jessica Scott         jes@uvic.ca

JOB DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in learning about web design and development practices in a communications environment?  Communications Services is looking for a detail oriented student with a strong interest in the Internet and digital technologies to assist with day to day maintenance of uvic.ca websites.  The work study position will be responsible for assisting with keeping web content up to date, performance of administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned in support of the University Web Coordinator.  No web design or development experience necessary but candidates must posses a high level of comfort with computers and the Internet.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Detail oriented.  High level of comfort with computers and the Internet.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Adobe Dreamweaver and/or Photoshop), HTML, and social media platforms not necessary but a definite asset.

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4. Web Maintenance, UVIC Communications

JOB DESCRIPTION: University Communications is responsible for the university’s home page and central service pages, as well as providing website support for strategic units across campus. This position will assist in the ongoing maintenance of the websites, with specific attention to fixing broken links, flagging and updating content which may be stale, adding new content as requested, and reviewing our sites for general improvement. Some content migration from static pages to a content management system may also be involved as the university switches to a centrally managed CMS.

QUALIFICATIONS: Attention to detail is essential for this position. Knowledge of basic HTML is desirable and experience with CSS and PHP would be assets. Also valuable are excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills, the ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.           

HOW TO APPLY: Cover letter and resume            via email to Robin Sutherland (trobin@uvic.ca) or mail or drop off at UVic Communications, Sedgewick C-149, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

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