Position Overview

The Alberta University of the Arts, School of Critical and Creative Studies & Visual Arts invites applications for a student Research Assistant Position. This part-time position will run for a minimum of six months, with the possibility of extension.

This position will support an AUArts funded project (Creative Practice and/as Algorithmic Criticism), directed by faculty members, Dr. Ashley Scarlett and Lisa Lipton. The project – comprised of an exhibition, symposium and publication – explores critical and historical intersections between creative practice and algorithmic culture. Research completed as a part of this position will contribute specifically to the organization of the symposium and exhibition. The successful candidate is expected to gain experience in curatorial research, event planning and grant writing.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Provide general research assistance in the planning and organization of the exhibition and symposium, including scholarly research and logistical support in the preparation of checklists, interpretive materials and public programming.
  • Provide clerical support to peer researchers, including correspondence and mailings.
  • Create a comprehensive database of compiled research (Microsoft Excel)
  • Develop and assist with the production of online content related to the exhibition and symposium program for the blogs and website.
  • Attend meetings

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as an Undergraduate/Graduate at AUArts in September 2020
  • Knowledge of current practice and methods within contemporary art
  • Ability to compile, write and present research findings
  • Visual design skills (Adobe Creative Cloud – i.e. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organization and time management skill
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to talk to various participants in the project and work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be able to track various tasks and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Language competency in English

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Resume
  • Sample of writing

DEADLINE: July 7, 2020

Applications can be sent to:
Cassandra Paul
Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator