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Job posting: Communications Assistant (Work-Study)


The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is currently looking to hire a bilingual Communications Assistant for the Fall 2017 semester.

Eligible candidates must be students presenting valid Quebec Work-Study Authorizations.  The students must be Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents who pay Quebec tuition fees, have applied for and are receiving Quebec student aid for the term(s) in which they are employed. To find out more about the Work-Study programme, and to confirm your eligibility, please visit: http://www.concordia.ca/students/financial-support/work-study.html

Under the supervision of and in close collaboration with the Associate Director, the Communications Assistant at the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling will be responsible for:

- Writing and sending the Centre’s bilingual newsletter every two weeks;
- Creating and editing website content (news, affiliate profiles);
- Posting on the Centre’s social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter);
- Translating online content;
- Promoting COHDS events to other departments and research centres;
- Designing posters for COHDS events;
- Keeping the list of affiliates and mailing lists up to date; 
- Answering general inquiries by phone and email;
- Answering in-person inquiries from affiliates and other researchers visiting COHDS;
- Assisting the COHDS archivist when needed;
- Opening the COHDS lab;
- Performing other tasks related to the daily operation of the COHDS lab.

The Communications Assistant will also participate in staff meetings, report regularly on their work, and communicate information to other staff members.

- Excellent writing skills in both French and English are mandatory;
- Attention to detail is essential;
- Computer skills: word processing, Excel, web editing (Drupal), social media, Mailchimp, Photoshop, Google apps;
- A good sense of aesthetics is an asset;
- Media production skills are an asset;
- Interest in or knowledge of web programming is an asset.

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is a very multidisciplinary community of research and practice. This position allows the student to be in direct contact with a wide array of both community and academic researchers, in a bilingual environment. Through our workshops and seminars, the student can also gain training in oral history, participatory research, and research-creation. While working at COHDS, they will be regularly informed of community events and ongoing projects in the field of oral history. The Communications Assistant position will be extended into the winter term if funding is available.

Duration: 15 weeks
Schedule: 10-12 hours a week
Type of hiring agreement: Contract
Start date: September 5th + a few hours of training in the week of August 28th

Please send a cover letter (preferably one page) and your CV to our Interim Associate Director at ohconcordia@gmail.com. Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

Monday, August 14th, 2017


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