Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) Lab and Choir Student Assistant

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2016
Date of Posting: 
October 17, 2016
Department of Psychology
Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) Lab and Choir Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Max 10 hours per week

$12.66 per hour (vacation pay included)

Beginning immediately to December 31, 2016 with possible opportunity for continuation beyond this term

The assistance of a student is required to assist with the AIRS UPEI Multicultural Choir, communicating with members across the network and organizing and formatting information about the wide variety of deliverables.


Reporting to the Director (Dr. Annabel Cohen), the work will entail:

• Familiarization with the AIRS project, its members, and the web-site 
• Assistance in organizing the AIRS Multicultural Choir rehearsals
• Attending the 1 hour  rehearsals each week (Tuesdays)
• Creating advertising via social media and posters regarding AIRS, and the Multicultural Choir
• Reporting on aspects of success and helping develop a plan for continuation.
• Taking responsibility for the AIRS research facility as it pertains to the choir
• Other administrative tasks as required


• Currently registered in relevant disciplines of Psychology, Music, Education, Business, Tourism, Island Studies or other related discipline
• Prior familiarity with AIRS and research in singing
• Ability to work responsibly without close supervision
• Good organizational skills  and record-keeping ability
• Experience with choir direction and participation, vocal and/or musical background or experience in event management
• Creativity
• Leadership
• Capable of exercising confidentiality, conscientiousness, meticulousness
• Openness to the experience of many cultures
• Word processing, familiarity with various social media sites
• Superior communication skills
• Bilingual (asset but not essential)

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date, via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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