Position Title: Research Centre Coordinator
Department: Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture, and Technology, Concordia University
Reporting to: TAG Director
Hours: 24 hours/week
Typical Work Schedule: 9am – 5pm between Monday and Friday or as otherwise agreed upon depending on number of work hours
Salary: In accordance with CARE rates and applicant expertise (about $35,000 – $40,000 plus benefits for 24hr/wk, based on experience)
Employment period: 1 year (renewable)
Type of employment: Fixed duration research contract
Applications accepted until: 22 December 2023
About the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre
Founded in 2008 by Lynn Hughes and Bart Simon, The Centre for Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) was the first interdisciplinary research unit in Canada dedicated to faculty and graduate research in game studies and design.
From its beginnings, TAG has focused on serving as a forum to draw scholars from diverse disciplines together and to nurture and develop novel, inter- and cross-disciplinary and critical perspectives to games research. Our collective research scope covers significant territory, including but not limited to: game cultures and player studies; game design methods; gaming and gambling;, alternative and experimental game design; liveness and games; games and AI; community building and design for inclusion; game industries: labour, journalism, and distribution platforms; games and intellectual property; game history; imaginative and alternative approaches to serious or applied games; and game/new media curation.
TAG seeks a Coordinator who will undertake the following:
- Assist director in managing research centre and activity planning
- Organize and coordinate research centre activities, both internal and external-facing
- Develop and maintain a TAG research and research-creation communication and dissemination strategy (online and offline)
- Maintain the TAG website, as well as regularly develop content for it and and other research communication channels; liaise with and coordinate with technical personnel when necessary
- Assist research centre members in activating TAG resources and infrastructure based on research and community needs
- Help TAG members attain more visibility for their research and research-creation
- Act as the day-to-day interface between the research centre, the Milieux Institute, and other entities internal and external to the University
- Supervise and oversee use of TAG work spaces and equipment
- Assist with hiring other staff (student and professional research assistants/associates) to assist with research centre activities, as well as process contracts for and supervise them
- Manage research centre finances (making purchases, maintaining expense documentation, submitting expenses and reports on Concordia’s internal platforms such as Unity and FRIS)
- Take up other tasks or projects where skills fit, as needed
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English; French is an asset
- Knowledge and/or experience of the cultural, academic and professional beats of gaming, with special focus on games in an academic context
- Experience with arts administration and group management
- Experience with project management workflows and tools
- Ability to manage and successfully deliver multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
- Ability to work with a variety of people from a range of culturally and academically-diverse backgrounds and to consistently foreground the needs of the TAG community
- Ability to work independently with strong personal motivation and minimal supervision
- Ability to work remotely and in-person
- Ability to lead and inspire students by example; should be able to describe current and upcoming personal game-related academic or creative projects
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter for the position to Darren Wershler at email@example.com.
Address your cover letter to Acting TAG Director Dr. Darren Wershler and Associate Director Dr. Rilla Shabnam Khaled.
All applicants will receive an acknowledgement email. However, only those selected for an interview will receive further instructions. Interviews will take place over Zoom on a rolling basis until the right candidate is found.
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