SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS (2) - TELLING ISLAND STORIES (TIS) DIGITIZATION - ROBERTSON LIBRARY/OFFICE OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

Competition Number: 
38S12
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2012
Date of Posting: 
March 15, 2012
Department: 
ROBERTSON LIBRARY/OFFICE OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT
Position: 
SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS (2) - TELLING ISLAND STORIES (TIS) DIGITIZATION
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week

Salary: 
$11.51 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

May 14, 2012 – August 17, 2012

The Robertson Library is seeking applications from qualified individuals to work in the TIS Summer Student Digitization positions under the direction of the TIS Project Coordinator. One position will be based in Alberton. One will be based in Charlottetown. The TIS Project Coordinator will coordinate the Summer Student’s work, with daily supervision for the Alberton position provided by TIS community partners in Alberton.
When applying, please indicate which location you are applying for.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Telling Island Stories is a digital preservation project that leverages the Islandora Open Source software framework. Librarians and Developers, working with PEI’s community, cultural, and heritage organizations, are building an iPad app that will integrate with the Islandora framework. The project will enable users to explore, contribute to, and disseminate digital repository content as well discover the institutions that house and curate Prince Edward Island's material culture.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidates will be responsible for providing digitization and outreach services to the TIS Project including: working with community organizations to identify artefacts and documents for digitization; digitizing documents and artefacts;
adding documents and artefacts to Islandora repositories; contributing, editing, and enhancing metadata used to describe documents and artefacts stored in Islandora repositories; writing and editing narratives based on community contributed content for display via the TIS app and on the TIS site; providing basic Islandora training to community members and interested members of the general public; other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must: be enrolled a post-secondary degree; be adept at learning and using information technologies; have a demonstrated interest in PEI History, Culture, and Folklore; Be at ease communicating complex ideas with co-workers and the public; A demonstrated knowledge of Drupal, Islandora, or other Content Management Systems would be an asset.
Applicants must have the ability to: communicate effectively with the TIS Project Coordinator, TIS staff, as well as technical staff at other organizations; Strong communication, organizational, and collaborative skills are essential and digitization experience would be an asset.
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 which indicates the position location you are applying for, 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.
The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.
 

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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