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Student Assistant wit the AIRS Multicultural Choir - Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2013
Date of Posting: 
January 17, 2013
Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology
Student Assistant wit the AIRS Multicultural Choir
Hours of Work: 

5 to 10 hours per week (work schedule is flexible)

$10.74 (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible until 15th May 2013 2012

 The University of Prince Edward Island is the coordinating institution for a Major Collaborative Research Initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The 7-year project, titled Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS), is unfolding through the cooperation of some 70 researchers and various other stakeholders from a dozen different countries, and under the overall direction of Prof. Annabel Cohen, Department of Psychology, UPEI. Its primary objective is to facilitate and coordinate a variety of initiatives exploring the relationship between singing and three themes: development, education and well-being, all at both personal and social scales. The AIRS Project web-site is www.airsplace.ca.
Theme 3 of this project focuses on Singing and Well-Being which is under the direction of Godfrey-Baldacchino, Canada Research Chair (Island Studies) at UPEI. Researchers in Theme 3 are studying how singing can optimize well-being in the areas of social relations, as well as psychological and physical health. One aspect of this study deals with developing a multicultural choir on a campus providing opportunities for sharing culture among UPEI students from the many international homelands, including Canada. One of the goals of the project is to create and sustain the choir here at UPEI, while creating guidelines of how to make such a choir work, as a possible guide for campuses elsewhere in Canada and around the world.
An interest in singing and some prior or current experience with singing in or accompanying choirs would be an asset for both positions.
Duties will include attending the choir as an active member, advertising rehearsals and performances, updating the web-site and facebook page of the Multicultural Choir, music librarian, maintaining songbooks, supporting choir rehearsal activities and community and campus outreach.
Background in music or psychology courses, multicultural experience and music-recording experience would be considered assets.
Ability to work responsibly without close supervision. Good organizational skills. Openness to the experience of other cultures. Assets include word processing, knowledge of computer music notation software (not essential), ability to engage others in activities (i.e., leadership). Creativity would be an asset.
Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island Students, currently registered in relevant disciplines particularly Music, or Music education, but also possibly Psychology, Sociology, Education, or other
Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.
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